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The Magician is master of the mystic art of earworm jams

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The Magician, working his mojo.
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Real name:

Stephen Fasano

Where might I know him from?

He co-founded the Belgian house duo Aeroplane with Vito de Luca (who kept the act going after Fasano went solo in 2010).

What’s he sound like?

He’s as all over the place as a longhauling cab when it comes to his genre flirtations—he spans the dance spectrum, while infusing heavy doses of pop and R&B—but he anchors his productions with house beats and guest vocalists.

Cred establishment:

After breaking away with Aeroplane, Fasano launched his new act on esteemed French house label Kitsuné (with “I Don’t Know What To Do”). He followed that up with a smash remix of Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers,” which you most certainly heard if you partied in Downtown bars in the early 2010s.

Got anything more recent?

He’s released four earworm jams in the past 16 months, including the Ne-Yo-reminiscent “Tied Up.”

Pander away:

Also among those four songs is one called “Las Vegas.”

Are we gonna groan through it?

No, you’re going to dance through it. And if dude doesn’t play it on June 7, run him out of town.

THE MAGICIAN With Hotel Garuda and Yeisukee. June 7, 9 p.m., $18-$32,, Vinyl.

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