BIO

ABOUT  d.painter :

photo by Jeanna Ross, edited by Sean O'Grady

photo by Jeanna Ross, edited by Sean O’Grady

d.painter has been producing independent records and spinning tracks at top venues for 10+ years (D was DJ Tru in a past life).  Hailing from Washington DC by way of St. Louis, MO, raised on 80’s Pop and Punk, 90’s Hip-Hop, House and Reggae, Dominic pioneered the open format / Mash-Up scene in the nations capitol.  As the Mash-Up style became the commercial standard for popular venues (and ultimately a watered down format), D decided it was time to move on to a scene that valued quality and catered to fans in the know, Electro and House.  Dance music quickly escelated and so did D, moving to LA and traveling to play some of the top markets around the U.S.

Now a resident of the Los Angeles area, he is back to his music production roots,
co-launching Khemestry, a House Music label based in Hollywood and Amsterdam.
Since heading West he has been invited to play at popular venues including Avalon, Playhouse, The Brig in Venice, Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Studios and a residency at Dodger Stadium’s Dugout and Stadium Club playing for VIP entertainers and athletes.  As well, he is consistently releasing mixes for clients such as online Dance radio station Blokast.com, top industry online record pool Digiwaxx.com, and popular blog TheCouchSessions.com which have placed him in line with DJ’s from The Rub NY’s own Cosmo Baker to the legendary Kid Capri! These mixes can be found on his soundcloud page which DoAndroidsDance.com writer, Marcus K. Dowling, states “is chock full of intelligently crafted remixes of popular and legendary tunes, as his flexibility as a selector is one of his calling cards.”


RECENT CLIENTS (events/mixes/etc.) :

AEG Worldwide, Paramount Pictures, Budweiser Beer, the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB), HBO Films, ABC Television, Dim Mak Records, Steez Promo, Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS), Macy’s, Cohiba Cigars, Los Angeles area Emmys

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HAS PERFORMED/BEEN BILLED WITH :

Paul Van Dyk, RUSKO, Pretty Lights, Borgore, Nadastrom, Craze & Klever, Tittsworth, Charles Feelgood, DJ Dan, Excision, Biz Markie, DJ Kool, King Britt, Kim Sozzi, Dieselboy

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PERFORMED RECENTLY AT THESE NOTABLE VENUES :

House Of Blues (LA), Dodger Stadium (LA),  Avalon (LA), The Delano Hotel (Miami), Eighteenth Street Lounge (DC), Fiction (Jamaica), Playhouse (Hollywood), RoseBar (DC) Tropicana Casino (Atlantic City), Cinespace/Dim Mak Studios (Hollywood), The Brig (LA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), U Street Music Hall (DC)

FESTIVALS & CONFRENCES:  Winter Music Conference (Miami), Starscape Festival (Baltimore), DJ Expo (Atlantic City)

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