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DJ Chris Perry aka Dabizarone is dj born & raised in Brooklyn N.Y., who started djing in 1988.His love for music began as a child listening to the soul & r&b records of his parents. He'll tell to this day that he learned to read from playing the old 45's at his parents get togethers in the 70's, when he was only 5 or 6 years old. Along with the rock & roll & popular music his brother listened to(who happens to be a self taught lead guitar player)shaped his love for music.
Moving from Oceanhill Brownsville to East New York in the late 70's also changed the way he looked at music. Witnessing his first block party in 1978 changed everything. Watching the dj set up at 2 pm and by 8pm having 2 or 3 hundred people dancing in the street ,some of which didn't even like each other made him realize just how powerful music is.
By the late 80's he puschased his first set up.A couple of belt drive gemini turntables and a gemsound mixer. Using such equipment helped hone his skills as he started playin house parties in East New York and the Bronx,spinning mostly hip hop ,r&b & reggae.
The 90's saw him put away the decks to focus on raising a family .But never one to be too far away from music he continued to collect and listen to all types of music.
In 2005 with the introduction of dj software, he decided it was time to get back to the thing he loved the most. He purchased the first dj controller made(the behringer bcd3000) & a copy of traktor dj 3 & never looked back. Since then he has played at a lot of community events in his hometown. Most notably the gowanus houses family day & old timers day for the last several summers.
Over the last few years he has rediscovered house music and its many sub genres. He found a new love for the music and the people who listen to it. Speaking on why he prefers to play house music.
"It's a different vibe when playing house compared to other styles. You know when people come to an event they come to have a good time, dance away the everyday nonsense and just enjoy life. It's not just music its a lifestyle. It's all about peace,love & acceptance. It's a world wide community a family, that support and loves each other. There's no other feeling like it in the world'
you can hear some of Chris Perry's current mixes here:
and you can catch the Bizar special blends & original tunes at: