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An Interview With Dorian Paic


This April Davide Squillace’s This and That Lab will arrive in London for a night of groundbreaking house and techno, where each corner of the subgenres will be pushed to the max. This new creative project from Squillace is allowing artists to express exactly what they feel whether it’s with beats, a paintbrush or even photography. One of the artists that is being harnessed under this artistic umbrella is Dorian Paic, a producer who is a inspired as any within the scene. Also a part of the Cocoon family, Dorian’s sound is perfect for London’s thriving underground house and techno scene. Here’s a few “Q/A’s” with Dorian ahead of the show, podcast to follow shortly.

If you could describe your style of production in 3 words what would it be?
House and Techno 🙂

And what have been the biggest artistic influences on this style?
Listening to it again and again and again for many years ! As for now I get my inspiration and influences more out of daily situations or things that happen around me, life related so to speak.

What’s the best feeling you get when stood infront of a crowd and playing a record that you have made yourself?
I think that it takes a long time until you are brave enough to do that actually. In the beginning it is quite funny though as you just have heard the track so many times and it is quite hard to get any feeling from it or even hear it in a neutral way. At least it was like this for me.

Out of all your DJ friends, who do you have the most fun with at the club?
Federico Molinari – no doubt !

What’s your favorite city to play in and why?

That is a hard question. There are so many nice places that I really like and I have to admit that London is definitely one of them. Besides that Tokyo, Ibiza, Italy or South America are also preferred destinations to travel and play and I always enjoy going there.

If you could party with anyone dead or alive who would it be?

Dead : Salvador Dali
Alive : Keith Richards

What are you most looking forward to about playing at the This and That night , alongside Davide Squillace?

Playing my favourite tunes of the moment to a nice crowd.

What’s been your most memorable experience as A DJ?
Every night where you just have the perfect synergy between DJ, crowd, sound system and location, the magic mix so to speak.

Describe your typical day in the studio…
Usually I start playing around with parts or samples or try to create a groove with some drum machine. Once that I have an idea or groove that I like and feel I start with the arrangement. I am definately more a day time person, so I work during the day most of the times. Starting around noon and then until 8 or 9 in the evening.


This and That
27th April 2013: 10pm-6am
Village Underground, Shoreditch EC2A 3PO


With support from Mark D’Ground

Advanced Tickets: £15 to £20 + bf