From punchy jackin beats to smooth groovin melodies, Corey loves to explore all things on the funky side of House. As a native of Illinois, Corey was influenced in his younger years by Chicago powerhouses such as Derrick Carter, Paul Johnson, Ralphi Rosario, Steve “Silk” Hurley, and Mystic Bill. Exposure to these musical legends, along with his background studying trumpet and other brass and percussion instruments, have helped shape his brand of funky house music.
Corey has committed himself to sharing this sound with whoever will listen, in hopes of creating a feel-good atmosphere where people have a memorable experience. “I’ve always had a deep connection with music. I play house tracks that move me, and I hope others will connect with them too. I try to create a dynamic set that flows seamlessly from beginning to end, without getting in the way of the tracks too much.”
Corey has been a staple of the Minneapolis house music scene for more than 14 years, and has produced weekly shows at several local clubs including Starlite Lounge, the Elbow Room, 101 Blu, Fahrenheit, and Subo. Visit him at b5b.tv or www.coreyvalentine.com for a list up upcoming events, mixography, and live video stream from his own ‘Box Five Studio’.