Writing a biographical piece about DYNORO is like being on a treasure hunt without a map. The mysterious DJ and producer from Lithuania moves through the realms of Spotify, and the charts like a phantom – there are hardly any hard facts, apart from his musical handwriting and a set of impressive numbers. His 2018 debut mash-up “In My Mind” went to #1 on Spotify, Apple Music, and Shazam in 13 countries – ranking Shazam’s global No.1 for eight weeks – was #1 in the German charts for almost three months and 2018’s most successful song, reached #1 in US dance radio, and ranked at #5 in the UK single charts. Billboard’s Critic’s Picks listed “In My Mind” as one of the 30 Best Dance/Electronic Songs, the track amassed 530 million streams and sold 3.2 million copies altogether.
You’d think that the world would know everything about this promising hit producer, however, apart from the fact that his real name is Edvinas Pechovskis, his home town is the Baltic state’s capital Vilnius, and he is a mere 19 years old, everything else is an enigma. Only hints can be drawn from DYNORO’s ZEF tattoo and his affinity to the heatedly debated cultural counter movement: He feels closely connected to ZEF, which originated in post-apartheid South Africa and has developed into a music and fashion style with a system of values summoning pride for one’s origins, anti-materialism, and radical authenticity.
To get to know DYNORO better, there’s nothing else to do than to fully focus on his releases. Conveniently, there’s an instant opportunity for just that. After the mega debut last year, DYNORO is now dropping the track’s successor “OBSESSED”. The collaboration with the deeply interesting Norwegian singer-songwriter Ina Wroldsen, who, among many other projects, has worked with Calvin Harris on “How Deep Is Your Love”, and was awarded one of the country’s most successful female musicians in 2018, will be released March 22nd, 2019.