DJ Pornstar Plays Hard - On Screen and In Booth
You may know Dominic Pacifico as an adult entertainer, but he's also goes by the name DJ Pornstar. That name certainly caught our attention. Pacifico already made a name for himself in gay adult films. His close friends called him DJ Pornstar. It was meant as a joke but Pacifico embraced it, often spinning party gigs shirtless or in fun outfits; even jock straps. For the first time, however, he considered making ‘porn’ his brand.
His manager at the time thought the name was a bad idea. Pacifico disagreed. He recognized the sweeping change taking over the club industry. The promoters and bookers that the manager said would denounce the name change were the same ones who just a few years ago condemned the mp3 DJs. Now, they were hiring them. Their main goal was packing bodies on their dance floors and Pacifico was certain that branding himself as DJ Pornstar would attract crowds.
When he officially became DJ Pornstar, he quickly fell into the Tribal-House sound. He describes his music as Techie/Tribal with an emphasis on pop vocals. It’s happy and fun. “Sad songs are for the car radio or at home,” he says. “They have no place on the dance floor.” He’ll take a somber song like Adele’s SkyFall and bring it to life with a vibrant, high-energy remix.
His crowds don’t want anything too serious or dark, he explains. “Great Latin beats and familiar pop vocals go a long way. Mix that with hot dancers, cheap drinks, great lighting, and voila, you have yourself a fun night out!”
Taking inspiration from the big DJ superstars like Calvin Harris – those who produce, sing, and collaborate with pop artists – Pacifico is currently working on his first EP of original production work. He plans to debut the album under a new moniker, PACIFICO.
“Whether I’m Dominic Pacifico, DJ Pornstar, or now, PACIFICO, my artistry stems from a love of play. I live to play… and I will play for life.”
DJ Pornstar is set to perform The Abbey on Thursday, June 2nd and then LA Pride on June 11th. Checkout his website: djpornstar.com.