Biography “Doing what you love is a blessing. If you work hard and do it right, that’s all that counts” – DJ Dino So reads the mantra of Dino MFU, one of Greece’s best-loved and most talented house music DJs. It’s the ethos of someone with house music ingrained in their flesh and blood, and …
Biography “Doing what you love is a blessing. If you work hard and do it right, that’s all that counts” – DJ Dino So reads the mantra of Dino MFU, one of Greece’s best-loved and most talented house music DJs.
It’s the ethos of someone with house music ingrained in their flesh and blood, and someone who lives, sleeps and breathes it 24/7. A devoted disciple of all things Masters At Work, Strictly Rhythm and Defected, Dino’s rise from the Greek dance music underground to become one of the country’s hottest properties shows no sign of fading as we enter the new decade.
Dino was born and raised in the 1980s in one of the world’s historical house music epicentres, New York City, before moving to Greece in 1993 at the age of 13 – taking some of the city’s musical heritage along with him. By the time he was 20, he was already working as a PR for one of Athens’ hottest clubs, Bossa Nostra, all the while following his passion for soulful 4/4 beats. He found his musical hero in Little Louie Vega, one half of the legendary Masters At Work and legend in his own right, with soulful, uplifting house becoming his raison d’être. His love for the genre soon saw him enter the world of promoting, building a solid reputation for himself with his Project / Music For Us nights in the city over the next two years.
As his name and reputation spread across and outside of Greece, Dino’s parties became more and more popular, and in 2002 he began an exclusive business relationship with Louie Vega in Greece, building strong ties with the man who inspired him so much over the years. Vega’s colleagues Timmy Regisford and Quentin Harris also became key inspirations for Dino’s style of positive, organic house music, and by 2005 he had packed in the day job to focus on DJing full time. In 2006 he sees a 17 year old dj/producer and quickly takes him aboard MFU, Chris IDH turns out to be maybe the most talented youngster in Greece when it comes to soulful , deep & driven house music. He is the 1/3 of MFU. In 2007 he meets the man that will become the turnin point of mfu , his production teacher and dj partner Dsf, the most talented Deep house producer in Greece.
Having been a resident at Club Venue Athens for the house partys (one of DJMag’s Top 100 Clubs In The World), at Villa Mercedes (one of the most acclaimed club/restaurants in Europe) and Club Glow (where has played alongside international talents on ThursdayThursday nights), Dino’s presence in the Greek scene is ubiquitous. When the long, scorching Greek summer season hits, he relocates to the island of Mykonos, playing often at the world-famous beach club Cavo Paradiso ( 1 of the top clubs in the world (number 10 for 2011) ,which has brought its sound and vibe to London’s Egg and other leading European venues) and also at Scarpa, the one place in Myconos where house music is played seven nights a week.
As well as playing in every major club and city in Greece, he has also performed in Italy in the last 2 years. The border breakthrough for him was in March 2010, where he performed in New York City ( The Sullivan Room) in Room 84 N.J & at the WMC where he will get the main floor ready for the legendary Timmy Regisford & Merlin Bob @ the Shelbourne hotelhotel for the shelter party.
All this is until year 2010 , since then Dino is counting on countless gigs all over Greece in some of the biggest and most prestigious venues also for the past 2 year holding a residency in Athens top club Sixx SaturdaySaturday Nights with huge success. 2013 is the year where Dino started with much promise the label label zero10 Records having the 1st release with superstar Shaya and the song »Im in Love» which is hitting the top of the charts for over a month Also receiving a platimum award for the huge single wth Slick Beats ‘’On Your Name’’ which is broken all barriers in the greek house music scene with over 2.200.000 views in 12 months and huge radio airplay through 2013. Dino’s career is looking very bright indeed. Not everybody understands house music – but he sure as hell does.
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