BIOGRAPHY

“I make music that comes from within my own heart. It’s just an added bonus when you have people enjoying the music that came from your soul.” – Saladin

My name is Lary Saladin, better known as Saladin and as Dirty Lary. I am based out of Chicago and I am an Electronic music producer and DJ. I grew up to the sounds of 80’s New Wave, Italo-Disco, House Music and Guns N’ Roses.

I began my career in the music industry at the age of 17 writing lyrics for other artist and eventually became a vocalist myself. This led to live performances and DJ gigs in multiple U.S. cities.

My original production ranges from hard-driven and dark techno, deep progressive to future house and electro. I am no stranger to the multiple sub-genres of EDM music. I am influenced heavily by the sounds of 80’s new wave and I credit my passion and musical pursuit to many influences including: Giorgio Moroder, Prince, Depeche Mode, Maceo Plex, New Order and Kavinsky to name a few. I love adding different influences to my production to make it modern and cutting edge with a twist of older flavors.

I have had over 100 releases over the years on multiple record labels world wide. I have worked with multiple vocalists worldwide, including recent projects with Eia, a pop vocalists from Brunei and renowned EDM vocalist, Christina Novelli. Other new projects include working with vocalists such as: Kristin Kalliope, as well as Milana May. After many years of working hand-in-hand with multiple record labels, in 2012 I decided to launch my own record label, Phunk Junk Records and eventually in 2016 another label, KRUNCH, followed by Amethyst Audio in 2017.

As far as my career as a DJ, I have been blessed with the opportunity to play gigs all over my hometown as well as multiple cities in the midwest area of the USA. Top nights clubs and events. I have been featured and supported by multiple magazines and blogs.

My current goal is to keep up to date with this craft and help strive be a pioneer in the modern dance music scene and underground. I strive to make unique music that not only rattle the nightclubs but glide across the radio airwaves. Going forward, I am constantly working on modern music infused with an old school influence.

 

LABEL AFFILITATIONS:
418 Music, 5howtime Music, Afterdark Recordings, After Mess Recs, Alveda Music, Amethyst Audio, Anode Records, Binary Hive Records, Bottomless, Carypla Records, DECIDE, Deugene Music, Devil Inside Recordings, Drum Tunnel Records, Encourage Records, Frequenza, Gentleman’s Club, Ghetto Division Records, Giallo Musica, Grayson Records, Hawk Recordings, High Scream Records, Interlink, ItsNotALabel, Jambalay Records, KRUNCH, LaPapillion, LW Recordings, Matrix Music Records, Murky Beatz, No Status Records, Nothing But, Phunk Junk Records, Play Records, Pro-Tunes, Pure Enjoyment Recordings, Raise Recordings, S&S Records, Sophisticated Recordings, Strange Smoke Records, Subwoofer Records, Teknofonik Recordings, Toxic Recordings, Triluminar Music, Tru Musica, Vsa Recordings, Weekend Weapons, WoNKed Records and Woun Records.

DJ SUPPORT FOR:
Agent Orange, D-Unity, Delta 9, Nastia, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Who Da Funk and more.

COLLABORATIONS WITH:
Christina Novelli, Eia, Kristin Kalliope, Mellefresh, Milana May and more.

CHARTING:
Peaked at #76 Beatport Top 100 Techno Singles
Peaked at #10 Beatport Top 10 House Releases
Peaked at #72 Beatport Top 100 Hip-Hop Singles
Peaked at #3 Beatport Top 100 Future House Releases
Peaked at #92 Beatport Top 100 Releases Main Chart
Peaked at #1 DJTunes Top 100 Main Chart
Peaked at #1 DJTunes Top 100 Techno Singles
Peaked at #1 Kings of Spins Top 20 Chart

ARTISTS SUPPORTING MY LABELS:
Cari Lekebusch, DJ Flipside (Jump Smokers), Dr. Motte, Laidback Luke, Paul Van Dyk, Paula Cazenave and more

VENUES/EVENTS PLAYED:
Alexis Park (Las Vegas), Annex (Chicago), Cherry Lounge (St. Louis), Crocodile Lounge (Chicago), DRINK (Chicago), Estate Ultra Bar (Chicago), Evil Olive (Chicago), Exit (Chicago), Foreverland Music Fest (Chicago), Medusa’s (Chicago), Porn N’ Chicken (Chicago), Sky Bar (Indianapolis), Spybar (Chicago), Studio 2000 (Milwaukee), Sunrise Deep (Chicago) and more.

RADIO SHOW APPEARANCES:
Bang Le Dex, Cubase-FM, Dance Factory Radio, Electric Playground, Fnoob Techno Radio, Format FM, Krunch Radio, Phunk Lyfe Radio, So What! Radio, Strictly Dance Radio, Suck My Techno and more.

PRESS COVERAGE:
312 Audio, 5 Magazine, Behind The Decks,  Chicago Insider, DJ Mag (USA), EDM Nation, EDM Sauce, Iconic Underground Magazine, Only The Beat and more.