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 DJ’s, 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.