Brian Busto

(Serious Soul | The Castle | Tampa)
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Tampa Bay native and a DJ since the mid-90’s, Brian Busto has worked alongside central Florida pioneers DJ Three and Monk to keep the flames of the underground alive for the most Serious of Souls. Since he fell in love with dance music on one fateful night at SIMONS over three decades ago, Brian Busto has never looked back. Brian earned his first residency at The Castle courtyard in 1996 and went on to curate legendary nights in revered Tampa venues such as Silver Meteor, Rain Lounge, Malios, Bahassa, Ceviche, Hyde Park Cafe, Iberian Rooster, and The Castle. Wherever the location, Busto remains on the front lines, pushing cutting edge new music, ignoring trends, and always staying true to his roots.

The sound of central Florida underground was born in alternative clubs, where DJs started playing house and techno records alongside EBM and new beat music. You can hear this influence on Brian Busto’s sound today with his penchant for deep cuts of italo disco and new wave influenced tracks. A truly genre defying DJ, you’re always going to get something different, from tough tracks loaded with swagger to hypnotic rhythms that lift you right off the floor. But the one thing that brings it all together, in Brian’s own words – “I always play deep.”


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