Damon Palermo has been making adventurous house and disco music under the moniker Magic Touch since August 2011. In a short time the producer/DJ has amassed an impressive following and several well-received releases, kicking off with the critically-lauded 100% Silk release “I Can Feel The Heat,” which was a recommended release of the week at Boomkat and made 20JazzFunkGreats Best of 2011 list. More recently he released a split 12" with close collaborator Ital.
Magic Touch live sets mix the psychedelic ethos of San Francisco with the house movements of Chicago, Detroit and smatters the whole thing with a solid nod to the UK rave underground. In demand at festivals including Sonar, Unsound and CTM, as well as a recent tour of Japan and South Korea, Magic Touch is also traveling the world DJing at places like Berlin’s legendary Panorama Bar, Lux Frágil, and Dommune in Tokyo. Back home in America, Magic Touch just finished a 13-date joint North American tour with Laurel Halo, Ital, and M.Geddes Gengras.
Recently Magic Touch collaborated with Japanese producer Sapphire Slows for an EP coming out December 11th on 100% Silk. Early 2013 sees the release of a new Magic Touch track on the Derrick May & Jimmy Edgar We Love…Detroit compilation. The producer is also working on a number of yet to be announced projects for 2013, in addition to an extensive multi-continental tour.