Angelo Sotira since before deviantART – which is now the largest online art community in the world – went live. One of my best friends just happened to be his roommate in a house in Hollywood and I remember walking past his bedroom and he was always uber-focused at his computer.
Little did I know that a) he had already, as a teenager, created one of the first MP3 downloading sites and b) was about to launch what would become a huge social network based around art. He is a true tech entrepreneur and visionary and when he talks about the site he co-founded, and now runs as CEO, it’s hard not to get caught up in his enthusiasm.
I was thrilled to finally get him in for the Guest DJ Project – after all, music was the basis of his early work and it made total sense.
deviantART recently sponsored the Artists’ Alley at Comic-Con and are the official art sponsor of the OC Pacific Festival THIS Saturday, August 13, where KCRW’s own Jason Bentley will be spinning! They will be showcasing live art by two very talented deviants, Scott Pagano and Forest Stearns.
Hear his full Guest DJ Project set here and check out his song list below.
Angelo Sotira Guest DJ Project Tracklist
1 – Children – Robert Miles
2 – To Forgive – Smashing Pumpkins
3 – California – Phantom Planet
4 – Freestyle – Eminem
5 – Help I’m Alive (The Twelves Remix) – Metric