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Day 10

Dino 

Featuring the multi-talented musician Dino!

Dean Esposito (born July 20, 1963 in Encino, Los Angeles, United States), better known as Dino , is an American DJ, singer-songwriter, and record producer born and raised in Los Angeles, California. 

Dino became a singer, first as part of the group Esquire, and later as a solo artist. His first single "Summergirls" was recorded and released in 1987 on the independent label L.D. Records. He then signed with 4th & B'way/Island/PolyGram Records, and in 1988 they re-released his debut single. In 1989, his debut album 24/7 was released, from which the singles "24/7," "I Like It," "Sunshine," and "Never 2 Much of U" were released. "In the City" was also released, but only as a 12-inch single for dance-club play.

In 1990 he released his sophomore album, titled Swingin', from which the singles "Romeo" & "Gentle" were released. During this time, he formed his own production company & record label, ONID Productions (his name spelled backward, fucking genius).

He released his third album The Way I Am in 1993 on the EastWest Records label, on which he scored his last Top-40 hit, "Ooh Child." A final single was also released, a beautiful ballad that I actually just listened to called "Endlessly."

After his singing career, he began producing & writing songs with artists like Tonya Mitchell, Jordan Knight & Sheena Easton.

These days, Dino resides in Las Vegas and is married to original Cover Girls member, Caroline Jackson. In 2010, he collabed with singer Elisa Fiorillo on the album, "Songs From the Fiorillo & Esposito Catalog" which is available on CD Baby

Dino "I Like It" 

Dino "Romeo" live on Arsenio Hall

 

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