I started DJing in the mid-90s in college on a room-mates DJ gear when he was not using it himself. Then for a stretch I was without my own gear and tried making mix-tapes by cutting up audio cassettes on a dual cassette recorder with lots of samples from records and cassette tapes from my childhood. That process, little did I realize at the time, has heavily influenced my sound as a DJ. I still love trying to keep all my sets entertaining both musically and visually by performing along-side the tracks I play by adding loops, samples, scratching and turntables tricks to make it feel like a performance. To be honest it helps me stay connected to the music and I generally play tracks I really like so its a nice way for me to get to pretend like I'm playing along with the performers who created the tracks.
I love all kinds of music and love to mix up my sets with a diverse range of musical choices to keep it fresh. Generally I love music that is not too repetitive or monotonous, especially breaky stuff with lots of character - be it super heavy bass, dirty production, or retro sounds. I started Djing on vinyl and skipped the whole CD era entirely. A couple of years ago I finally made the switch to Serato and still play with the turntable interface as I can't imagine Djing without scratching being a heavy element. However, technology is great as well and as much as I'd wish I was a purist I love the advancements recently. I just bought my first controller and can't wait to see all the goodies I can throw in to my sets... in addition to everything that I already do.
As an aside my publicist reminds me to let people know that all the sets I post on Soundcloud are live recordings of me mixing with no post-production or editing - what you hear is what is coming out of the speakers live with me mixing everything by hand with no auto-sync, mix-in-key, or any other tricks aside from a few cue points to remind me when to get out of the track and into the next one before the point of no return. Hope you can appreciate the human feel to my mixes.
Feel free to add comments, download them and pass them around if you are feeling what I'm dropping. I'll try to keep posting the sets from my gigs as they happen and keep bringing you new music from some of the worlds best producers - hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed playing them!
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