Based: Cape Town
Funky House/ Tribal House/ Commercial/ Progressive
Since establishing his name and professional career when creating the famous E.S.P day time roof top sessions in the early 90’s, Dino Moran held his position as one of Africa’s most internationally influential and respected DJ’s.
A true globetrotter, He has headlined clubs and festivals in 38 countries some highlights include…
-Personal invitation from Alicia Keys to perform with her at the “Life Ball” in London
– First African DJ to perform on Pete Tongs Essential mix and he also featured live on The BBC Radio 1 Global Millennium broadcast listened to by over 10 Million People,
-Music director of 3 New York Fashion Week shows and all music for 2011 and 2012 AFI Johannesburg, Cape Town and Africa Fashion Weeks.
-Music producer and director for the past 4 “Face of Africa” pageants view by over 140 Million people in Africa and Asia.
– Collaborations with well over 100 of the world’s leading DJ’s and EDM performers such as Carl Cox, Sasha, John Digweed, Deep Dish, David Guetta, David Morales and this high profile list goes on and on.
Dino has also worked with many of the world’s most famous recording artists for example Grace Jones, Skunk Anansie, Elton John, Killers and Seal to name just a few. He has even been invited to play his signature Modern African sound at Nelson Mandela’s Birthday and Xmas parties. His 109 original studio productions have been released on many major international labels like Defected, Perfecto, Pacha, Stereo and Milk & Sugar
In his busy 22 year career Dino has not only learned how to read a crowd like a book but has developed a very clear understanding of how different types of music create strong perceptions of a club, brand or event and goes to great lengths to ensure the style and tempo of music he plays will create the desired public perception of the organisation he is working with.
Due to this skill he has been commissioned to write original score for M-net, MTN, Vodacom, Nokia, BBC, Vodacom and Spar. He is also the preferred music consultant to over 80 of Africa’s top fashion designers who all demand radically different sound tracks to match their collections a challenge Dino loves as it truly tests his vast experience, music knowledge and library and keeps him free thinking and open minded.
As testament to his relevance on the international music scene, he is featured in dance music pioneer Danny Rampling’s new book “Everything you need to know about DJ’ing and success” Dino is credited as one of the World House music leaders and the book features his top 50 house tracks of all time. This new publication is fast gaining credit as the definitive DJ bible.