Brian Pibb [Frisco, TX]
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I have 13 years of experience in the EDM community.
It began with my intro to electronic music from a soundtrack to a film in 1992, Cool World. The track on the album that peaked my interest was called "Next Is The E (Long Arms Mix)" by Moby. I was hooked and from then on I tuned in each Saturday night for Edge Club 94 with host DJ Jeff K. I threw parties with some sort of entertainment, which was an alternative to the usual "keggers" that I grew up with in Gainesville TX. Usually consisted of with a local garage band or with my own made up rig with a record player, dual tape decks, and some lights I purchased from Radio Shack. I went each week to Musicland to buy several albums from rock and alternative to electronica. I would come cross many compilations and with that, was introduced to the track "Higher State of Consciousness" by Josh Wink on one such compilation. In 1998, I was invited to a rave with him as a headliner. Recognizing the name, I wanted to attend. That event was a game changer and the rave scene became a way of life. Eventually, I threw a party with two friends I grew up with, who also embraced the music community, called Candyland under the moniker Fink Productions the same year. That year, I came up with the name "Pibb" while being on a Dallas rave networking board, drinking the drink, trying to figure out a name that can be recognized.
At that first rave I attended, I was introduced to the music that, at the time, I didn't know would change my life: Drum & Bass. The dj playing was Dieselboy. Unique, but I thought it was weird and not accessible so it didn't immediately grow on me until out of a joke, something happened that would later change my life. At a party I threw, I decided to get on the microphone with one of the djs and rap "Ice Ice Baby" over a Drum & Bass set and got some positive feedback during the mock performance. I got a call a week later from the godfather of the Dallas dance scene, Reggie Zeno, and accepted a gig as a MC at The Ridglea Theater called Cybercore in 1999. From then on, "MC Pibb" was born, and would MC any chance I got. As I got established, I became the exclusive MC for Dallas legend Mundo and later for future Dallas staple DJ Titan. Throughout my time as a MC, I got the opportunity and pleasure to perform with such names as Black Sun Empire, Dylan, Hive, Freaky Flow, ArQer & Realtime, AK 1200, Gridlok, Dara, Gein, Evol Intent, Ben Sage, Raiden, Corrupt Souls, TeeBee, Concord Dawn, Stakka & Skynet, Konflict, Spirit, Dieselboy, A Sides, DStar, Esassin, Mason, Adam F, Bad Company, Fresh, Goldie, Mampi Swift, Dom & Roland, the list goes on. Not only frequently performing in my native DFW area, I got to perform in such cities as OKC, Houston, Little Rock, Fayettville, New Jersey, Denver, New Orleans, Springfield, Kansas City, Austin and Tulsa. I also started to branch out with other styles of music other than Drum & Bass.
I MC for any occasion or style. Open to recording vocals for producers in need of live lyrics over Hip Hop, Happy Hardcore, Trip Hop, Drum & Bass, Breaks, 2 Step Garage, Dub Step, Trap, Electro or Industrial tracks. I've hosted and hyped the crowd during contests at certain events. I was the first resident MC for the world famous Lizard Lounge when, after many years, the club decided to focus on bringing Drum & Bass back to it's dance floor.
In my 6th year in the rave scene, I started toying with djing, just playing small events or opening timeslots when I got the opportunity playing the darker flavor of Drum & Bass. With more time and practice behind the decks, I started to focus on promoting myself as dj and less as an MC. I DJ'd live on Rocket Radio on 89.3 KNON which has been a staple of public access radio on FM airwaves in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. I started to branch off with different genres of music in 2010, beginning with House & Techno and later Hip Hop. My eyes were also opened up to Indie Acts & Top 40. In 2012, I tried out for an opening as a Thursday night dj for Chaucers Sushi & Grill in Allen TX. I landed the job which later led to more opportunities playing on weekends and then additional nights in the summer. With the funds of this job, I invested in sound and lighting to host events of my own. With my investment I also did non-EDM events such as weddings, corporate events, school functions and quinceaneras. I also toyed with karaoke, incorporating it in certain events. When Chaucers Allen closed down for business, I decided to start up my business with the concept of "for the love of music" and shop myself for those in need of my services and to work with any type of budget. To take on any opportunity I can just to provide happiness to those who want to add something special to their event. If you need someone to travel or have a special request, I can make it happen with a certain time frame. I also will do certain services at a set rate, I know how expensive it is to add entertainment to an event. Music-wise I can play top 40, EDM, Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul, Rock, and Salsa. If I don't have it in my selection, I just ask that you get a list to me so I can get the music and make it happen. Please consider me as an inexpensive, but great addition to your event.