The mysterious Lithuanian EDM producer Dynoro broke out in 2017 when his unlicensed mashup track "In My Mind" became a streaming hit in central Europe.
Something of a child prodigy in the vein of Martin Garrix, Dynoro was born Edvinas Pechovskis in Vilnius in 2000. He started out uploading remixes when he was just 13 years old before releasing his own productions two years later. He became part of the team of Linguazon, an online startup that aimed to teach foreign languages, particularly English, through music. In December 2017, he officially released his track "In My Mind," a mashup of the Ivan Gough/Feenixpawl track of the same name with Gigi D'Agostino's classic hit "L'Amour Toujours." The bouncy, bass-heavy, narcotic tune entered the Top Ten streaming charts in Germany and Austria, and even made the official national Top 30 in the latter country, before anyone realized that Dynoro had no permission to use the tracks, and the mashup was unceremoniously pulled. Undeterred, Dynoro released his version of Taio Cruz's "Hangover" early the next year, with further success. German label B1 Recordings, a Sony joint venture, saw his commercial potential and, securing the licensing rights, re-released "In My Mind" in summer 2018, this time giving D'Agostino a feature credit. With the proper marketing push, the single was even more successful than before, becoming a Top Ten hit across Europe. ~ John D. Buchanan