“Our records are done ByDesign.”
It’s the attention to detail that solicits the “ByDesign” behavior. This philosophy 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 record label (ByDesign Records) when they met as high school students in San Francisco. With D.Lo’s Cuban musical roots and JUST’s European influence, the two share a similar 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 pursuing their passion; exposing the variety of crowds they played for to house/dance music. With DJ and EDM 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 two are focused on developing their own sound – and getting people to dance, jump, and smile at their shows. 2012 started off fast, with many singles and remixes distributed. The release of their debut EP “Front 2 Back” sparked a lot of attention, with Chuckie dropping a guest DJ set at their release party in San Francisco. Plenty more is on the way from the duo, both together and as solo artists, along with some highly anticipated collaborations. Be sure to keep up with them through social media and their Beatport artist page!