Dino Gardiakos [US]
Dino Gardiakos has been shaping the taste of Electronic Dance Music lovers in Chicago for an entire generation. As Head of Operations since September of 2003 for the globally renowned boutique nightclub brand SPYBAR, Dino has left his mark on virtually every club goer in Chicago and the greater Midwest for years to come. Dominating the Windy City’s famed River North nightlife corridor, SPYBAR – under Dino’s direction – has hosted and developed almost every DJ of global notoriety, from Deep Dish to Sasha, Richie Hawtin to Maceo Plex, and well beyond. Through his keen ear and tireless search for up-and-coming quality talent, Dino has become known for fomenting and forwarding Chicago’s EDM scene through artist development and quality production. In 2005 Dino took over the ownership of Spybar, which immediately underwent a million dollar renovation under his supervision, installing of one of the country’s only Dinacord sound systems, quickly making Spybar the number one choice for touring DJs in Chicago and the world around. A DJ himself, Dino literally has his hands on every aspect of Spybar’s business, from head programmer to lead hirer, chief marketer, promotional team leader, resident DJ.