Who They Are
"Our records are done ByDesign."
The “ByDesign” behavior secretes itself through the music they make, and the DJ sets they play. Dan Lopez (D.Lo) and Justin Karcich (JUST), collectively known as the Designer Deejays, never thought they would be DJing, producing, and founding their own dance label (ByDesign Records) when they met as high school students in San Francisco. Coming from ethnic backgrounds, the two share a passion for worldly sounds. As forever-learning musicians, it’s no surprise that they catch themselves in the thick of the music industry.
Years before their days as writers and producers, the duo established themselves in their hometown of San Francisco by exposing a variety of crowds to house/dance music. With DJ trends yet to fully catch on in America, their stylistic foresight sparked a lot of attention, which in turn earned them residencies around the nation.
These experiences have brought them to where they are now: supporting Steve Aoki in his San Francisco appearances, and playing with acts such as Steve Angello, LA Riots, Pretty Lights, and Lady Gaga, to name a few. The release of their EP “Front 2 Back” sparked a lot of attention, with Chuckie dropping a guest DJ set at their release party. Plenty more is on the way from the duo, along with projects as solo artists. Be sure to keep up with them through social media!