Pitchfork: An Introduction to DJ Wey
For electronic producers and DJs, a name can offer a new identity or a veil to hide behind. http://pitchfork.com/artists/990-daft-punk/Daft Punk, http://pitchfork.com/artists/22489-zomby/Zomby, and DJ Stingray keep their faces physically obscured, while http://pitchfork.com/artists/110-aphex-twin/Aphex Twin and http://pitchfork.com/artists/4806-burial/Burial maintain airs of mystery. The Queens, New York-based DJ/producer Brian Piñeyro takes a different approach, releasing music under a fleet of different names: DJ Wey, DJ Python, Deejay Xanax, and http://pitchfork.com/artists/34047-luis/Luis. “I feel like most of the musicians that blow up now have a very strong brand, and that’s fine, but I don’t care about that,” Piñeyro tells Pitchfork. “I have different monikers because I don’t want to forcefully be anonymous, but I also don’t want to forcefully fit into one cool package. I don’t find it useful for me.”
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March 6, 2017