Dorian Gray (aka Moreno from Italy) takes his name from the infamous Oscar Wilde character who trades his soul for an eternal life of sinful debauchery. Meanwhile Dorian Gray’s original beauty is captured in an artist’s portrait where observers can see each of his sins gradually disfiguring his once beautiful form.
And indeed the heady world of underground club music can sometimes feel like this! The intensity of this dark concept is expertly weaved into the deep techno sound of Dorian Gray where Moreno keeps a strong focus on meticulous ambient loops moving into hypnotic techno rhythms.
Moreno’s early influences hark back to the dark electronic 80s new wave sound, but there are also jazz influences which have helped him coin the descriptive term of “afro-futurist techno”.
Production work aside, Moreno firmly states that his first love is DJing where he continues to push forward, proving his talent through winning competitions and taking on various booking across Europe, in his native Italy and trips to his home from home, Berlin.