Anthony DiCapua

The Brooklyn-based DJ is making waves with his eclectic taste and artistic sensibilities.
December 28, 2012

Artist / DJ / Brooklynite

Anthony DiCapua had been studying photography at the School of Visual Arts for two years when he landed his first gig as DJ Dicap this past summer. “I was tired of hearing Top 40 out at most clubs and wanted to play what I thought should be heard,” the 22-year-old explains. “I started posting homemade mixes on SoundCloud and helped put together a summertime party out on Long Island where we only played rap and hip-hop from the 2000s. People loved it.”

After his summer stint, DiCapua earned his DJ chops by playing at Westgay, Good Times, The Cock and Public Assembly. Nowadays, he calls Brooklyn home, which allows him easy access to the borough’s rapidly growing music scene. “Anything goes out in Bushwick. There’s even a gay hardcore/punk party that’s been happening. My favorite local parties are Ghe20 G0th1k and #TOP8, both of which have unique sounds and crowds. One time, I was dancing next to a transgendered man, a straight couple, a drag queen and a thug and thought, ‘Wow, this is New York City.’”

His nightlife experiences date back to his days as a Long Island commuter, when he would use his older brother’s ID to get into clubs. On the topic of influences, DiCapua tends toward mixmasters who deviate from the norm. “When I DJ, I like to surprise people. It should be normal to hear Nine Inch Nails mixed into Brooke Candy and dark house.”

Though he has found new notoriety as a DJ, his first love is art. “Right now, my work focuses on desire and gay culture through experimental printing processes,” he shares. After DiCapua graduates this spring he plans to travel while keeping his options open. “New York City is always changing so quickly so I’m excited to see what DJ and photo opportunities are in store.”