Dexter Tortoriello, the brainchild behind Houses and Dawn Golden, he might just be one of the most prodigal musicians today, according to Magnetic Magazine. From singing vocals for Martin Garrix to producing beats in the studio alongside Diplo, his uncanny ability to recreate the human experience through music is inspirational.
Releasing Drugstore Heaven in 2018, Houses created a splash, earning the #2 slot at Sirius XM Alt Nation, Top 10 at KCRW for their lead single “Fast Talk” and a direct support slot opening for revered band Jungle on their current nationwide tour. On Drugstore Cowboy Dexter recounts his most personal experiences both the good and bad, offering listeners a very intimate look at the talented musician's life. While Houses played their first show in almost five years at the renowned San Diego Soda Bar earlier this month, the band has been releasing music for the better part of the last decade.
Dexter actually fled Los Angeles just recently. After five years in Los Angeles, he was ready to get out. The young and talented Tortoriello had realized that the city had sapped his creativity and pulled him away from living life, even as he reached his most commercially successful levels. With a vision like that, it's no question Houses will be known by many.
Author: Kyle Sobieski
Kyle Sobieski is a digital content producer and founder of First State Studios. With a background in music and songwriting under the pseudonym Pierce Frolic, Kyle personally knows the amount of work and determination that goes into becoming an artist of any medium. Towards the end of high school, Kyle realized the lack of support in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware for the arts and underground talents. So he began digging deeper into the lives of local artists, and thus, First State Studios was born. Sobieski has a diverse musical palette and loves nothing more in life than seeing people who are passionate and courageous with what they do. "It's these people who make the world a more colorful, intimate place for everybody."