Arizona-based DJ and music producer Pickster One has been making waves on the Tempe and Phoenix scene since his arrival in 1998. With his forward-thinking and highly innovative DJ sets, he has put himself into a genre all his own and has developed an incredibly diverse fan base.
Pickster One, a.k.a. Dusty Hickman, from a small town Prundale, California, population 7,000 just outside of Monterey. With limited access to entertainment and music as a child, Pickster recorded music off the television onto his boom-box, listening to it over and over again on his headphones, sometimes late into the night while others slept. A natural-born music selector and collector, Pickster quickly began adapting his musical tastes to the booming Boom Bap style of the hip-hop culture in the late 80’s early 90’s.
As a leader in innovative style, Pickster quickly began to form one of the first ever “turntable bands” entitled Morse Code in the late 1990′s. Made up of 4 DJs, the bands concept was to create the individual sounds of a traditional band through scratch composition. Pickster also got the opportunity to play alongside the 8 piece live Hip-Hop band called, “Drunken Immortals”. 8 years, 3 Full-length albums, Multiple National US Tours.
In 2005, Pickster began touring the United States on a much larger scale, doing fifteen tours as a solo act playing clubs, festivals, and warehouses, and often as the house DJ for touring live Acts. Pickster also took his career overseas to Europe 4 times. Playing in 15 Different Country’s.
Pickster revamped his creative style and hit the electronic music scene like a Cat 5 hurricane. Playing hundreds of rave events and festivals, Pickster continues to tear up the Phoenix Electro and House dance scenes with his Hip-Hop/Scratch roots to party rock, pop wheelies and often brings something new to keep his fan base strong in the ever-changing electronic dance scene. Just this past year, Pickster shared the stage with Z-Trip, Bassnectar, Nadastrom, Munchi, Glitchmob, A-Trak, Diplo, Dillon Francis, and Rusko, to name a few.
In 2009 Pickster began his latest side-project group, entitled Crusher Sound System. Crusher is a DJ-based outfit which delivers centrally as DJ based turntable beats, mixed with live drumming, keys, samplers, and drum machines while keeping it fresh with live canvas painting on stage.
In 2010 and into 2011 Pickster began taking the Moombahton Movement in stride with A long list of Remix’s, Original’s, and Compilation Features gaining over 30,000 soundcloud plays the last 4months. Putting out a EP with Moombahton OG DJ Melo, called “Arizonaton” .Recently Pickster was featured on Munchi’s Verano De Moombahton, DJ Sabo’s Sol Selectas Moombahton Massive V EP, David Heartbreak’s M6 EP & Moombahsoul VOL’s 1 & 3, Pickster also put out his own “AZ Gunslingaz” Compilation Feat Arizonaton’s top Moombahton Producers. Gaining a global Audience, Having his songs played at World Re noun party’s From the Los Angeles “Do Over” party to the Shambala Festival in the UK. The last 4months has been a wild ride to say the least for Pickster, Playing huge Moombahton party’s at the Mad Decent “Blow Your Head” release party in Los Angeles, Moombahton Massive Washington DC, and Moombahton Massive Las Vegas. All stellar line-ups with the who’s who of Moombahton producers and DJ’s at the time.
Pickster One, a revolutionary beyond his years, never misses a chance to lead others into new sounds and musical genres with his kaleidoscopic range of musical taste and innovation. With his eye on the future, Pickster One is heading into 2012 running, hitting the club, rave and music festival scene with never-ending positivity, mold-ability, creative light, and changing approach to rock electronic-based dance music.