Born and raised in Tel-Aviv, Hadas Cohen (better known by her alias, DASCO) now resides in Rome after a stint in Berlin. With a background every bit as colorful as her music, the Israel-raised DJ and producer is quickly earning a name for herself in discerning circles thanks to her wide-reaching appeal and inimitable style.
An individual and a musician who places a great emphasis on diversity, DASCO’s sound is full of exciting—and often unlikely—influences. Just as likely to incorporate house as it is disco, techno, afro, tribal or acid, she draws heavily on the work of vintage Chicago and Detroit, citing genre-defining artists such as Larry Heard, Theo Parrish and Underground Resistance as major influences.
A DJ unafraid to play with her heart on her sleeve, DASCO’s sets are rich with raw emotion and often uplifting sounds, the likes of which can be traced back to her endless obsession with digging for obscure records and presenting them as only she knows how. Renowned for her careful attention to detail and raw, unbridled passion, DASCO’s aim is to connect deeply with audiences via every record she throws down, continuing her mission to push boundaries and create long-lasting impressions with her art.
A musician since her early childhood, DASCO learned to play the organ and the drums at an early age, pursuits that have leant her productions a major advantage. Since debuting on Rawax sublabel Housewax in 2017 alongside her Israeli studio-partner PRZ (with the EP featuring a remix by Chicago house music royalty, Boo Williams), DASCO’s classically-steeped and innovative sound continues to draw and entice new listeners the world over.
From a DJ perspective, 2018 was DASCO’s busiest year to date, with dates in Italy, The Netherlands and Spain as well as esteemed Berlin clubs such as ://about blank, Tresor, Heidegluhen and Griessmuehle, while also strengthening her reputation at home thanks to her many appearances at Tel-Aviv club, The Block. 2018 might have been a pivotal year for DASCO — but it’s 2019 that looks set to cement her reputation among electronic music’s elite. Watch this space.