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Phil Mettille aka D.P.M. is a Philadelphia based House DJ and Producer.
This Philadelphia native grew up during the 80’s in an era when dance music and hip hop just began to take shape. This music and its culture was his way of life. It was then he decided he wanted to be a DJ and a producer.
Some of his influences are Philadelphia DJ’s Jazzy Jeff, Don Mack and Jeff Rice. Others to include Junior Vasques, Danny Tenaglia, Armand Van Helden, Carl Cox, Chocolate Puma and the list goes on.
D.P.M.’s career as a DJ began in the early 90s playing small clubs, bars, college parties and professional sporting events. His ultimate goal was the “big” venues; to play where the top DJ’s in the industry where playing. D.P.M. wanted to be the "DJ's DJ".
He had the privilege to mix alongside and learn from some very talented people. Their influence and success made him strive to enhance his skills and master a crowd. Playing to hundreds, sometimes thousands of people, he emceed special events, performed live mix shows, secured residencies and guest appearances at many of the area’s biggest venues. Such as, Egypt, Shampoo, 8th floor, Gotham, Brownies Atlantic City, Baja, Rock Lobster, Deco, Yellow Jackets, Life and other various clubs.
Soon after, music and night life were in a transition and lounges took the place of dance clubs. He found it was time for a change. After some brief time off from the club scene, he focused on building an investment company, but remained deeply committed to his obsession for music. Production was the obvious next phase of which lead him to his latest project. D.P.M’s first album is set to release in the summer of 2013.
His style and brand of DJing is unique in that his philosophy is to always stay creative, never sound the same and keep the crowd guessing. The placement and timing of every transition, mix, effect, loop and sample has its place in building a set. Compose those elements with the feel of the crowd and you’ve created limitless energy. D.P.M.’s goal is to make his performance an event and an experience that will keep the crowd on its feet and coming back for more. He continues to create and innovate with every performance. “It’s not about the DJ, it’s about the crowd, no gimmicks just the music.”