LA/SD-based Genre Bender x Music Producer x DJ x Host of FutureSound syndicated weekly mix show, airing on iHeartRadio/KOPA 91.3FM (SD)/KXTR 100.7FM (TX).
DJ Set Formats: FutureTrap/Bass + Hip-Hop, or Chill/ChillTrap
"The balance that he is able to maintain throughout his music, that of electronic dancefloor rhythms married with ornate, often pseudo-orchestral melodies, sets his music apart from the casual EDM masses." - Beats per Minute
"Beautifully measured tracks that play-out like mini soundtracks; refined, elegant and full of interesting beats and adventurous soundscapes." - GoldFlakePaint (Bristol/UK)
Based in Los Angeles, CUSCINO (pronounced coo • she • no) is a Music Producer, DJ, and Composer for film, TV and video games. Of Italian and German descent, CUSCINO's forward-thinking, euro-influenced music production style is quite literally in his DNA. His debut EP, Eternality, released October 2013 on Fashion Sells Musiq (Los Angeles), provided a first look inside of CUSCINO's progressive, textural approach to music. The EP received praise from MAGNET Magazine, Ad Hoc, and BPM.NY among other press outlets, as well as nationwide support from college radio music directors, landing CUSCINO's debut on the CMJ/NMR Top 40 RPM chart above new releases from electro-vets Cut Copy and Boards of Canada. His sophomore album, set for release in 2016, will highlight the next step in his evolution as an artist and producer.
A classically trained guitarist from a young age, CUSCINO's penchant for dark, layered soundscapes stems from an early fascination with Spanish pieces from master players like Segovia. Later influences included Prince, Underworld, Goldie, KMFDM and Massive Attack, which led to the use of pianos, drum machines and turntables in his work. The combination of his early classical influences with these later instrumental sounds created a natural bridge for CUSCINO to create his distinctly textural, human sound across all his work, whether scoring to film or producing music outside of the moving picture.
Today, CUSCINO remains steady in his writing, producing and performing, always in pursuit of that experimental-yet-accessible edge. In addition to his work as an artist/producer and numerous DJ sets in LA, San Diego and as far east as Oklahoma's Backwoods Music Festival in 2015 (with Porter Robinson, Odesza, Dieselboy and many more), he's scored numerous festival-worthy films, featuring lead talent such as Adrienne Lovette (Sunlight, Jr.), Edwin Bravo (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), and hip-hop artist Buddy Lofton (NYC). CUSCINO is dedicated to taking both viewers and listeners on a visceral journey that's filled with rhythmic twists and turns, ambient sound, unforgettable melody, and a distinct sense of forward motion, propelling them full bore into the worlds of sound he creates.
+ FutureSound with CUSCINO weekly radio mixshow adds KXTR 100.7FM The Planet at Tarleton State University as new station affiliate, airing 10p (CST) Saturday nights (January 2016)
+ FutureSound with CUSCINO, produced and hosted by CUSCINO, beginning national syndication (2016)
+ "Bane" official music video added to VH1 India rotation (January 2016)
+ Original music placed in MobWives (Vh1) Season 5, Dead Again (A&E) and Search for the Lost Giants (History Channel)
+ Hit #64 on the iTunes Top 100 Dance Albums Chart in Germany (July 2015 / Release: Set Fire)
+ Creator, Producer and Host of weekly radio mixshow "FutureSound with CUSCINO" broadcasting on KOPA 91.3FM (North San Diego) -- and globally via iHeartRadio & TuneIn -- every Saturday night at 11p (PST) (2015)
+ Resident DJ at The Continental Club (Downtown Los Angeles) (2015)
+ "Set Fire" official music video added to VH1 India rotation (November 2014)
+ "Walking in the Garden" music video added to VH1 India rotation (July 2014)
+ First artist selected by RockOnFire Magazine (Mexico) to live interview for their new EDM category covering EDM & electronic music (August 2014)
+ "Set Fire" EP signed & released on dance/electro label Dirty Cat Records (Germany)
+ MAGNET Magazine // Featured "MP3 at 3pm" Artist (November 2013)
+ Debuted above Cut Copy and Boards of Canada on the CMJ/NMR Top 40 RPM Chart (Issue 1321, week of November 11, 2013)
+ "Walking in the Garden" music video released in cooperation with Maker Studios. Produced by Lord Danger (Steve Aoki, Flosstradamus, Major Lazer, Liz Y2K, Mini Mansions) (November 2013)
+ Ranked above Arcade Fire and others (#7 out of 60+) in MAGNET Magazine Readers Survey for exciting upcoming releases (October 2013)
+ Ad Hoc // Featured Track Preview (October 2013)
+ Beats Per Minute (NYC) // Exclusive Album Stream Premiere (October 2013)
+ Featured on Harper's Bazaar Magazine soundtrack for cover shoot behind-the-scenes video (September 2013 Issue)