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LOCATION: CHICAGO, USA
STYLES: Deep, Soulful, Classic, Latin, Tech, Jackin’, Tribal, Gregorian Chant
H2S [House Head Speaks] DJ of the Month (March 2013)
Creator of www.Undergroundhouse.tv (born Halloween 2010)
March 2010 ‘InSoulWeTrust’ House Music DJ Competition Winner (with 1900+ votes)
Invited to be one of 40 Team Members of ‘Traxsource OneUnderground’
ChitownVibes.com Hot Mix DJ
www.UNDERGROUNDHOUSE.TV: Floating air dates, check schedule for show times
PAST & PRESENT RADIO/INTERNET RESIDENCIES:
Resident DJ – UNDERGROUNDHOUSE.TV (USA-based) 2010-present
Resident DJ – WCRX 88.1 FM CHICAGO ‘Masters In The Mix’ (Chicago) 2009-2013
Resident DJ – NEWAGESOUL.com (2009-2011)
Resident DJ - PIRATE 91.0 FM (Chios, NE Aegean, Greek Isles) 2008-2012
Hot Mix DJ - CHITOWNVIBES.com (Chicago) 2009-present
Resident DJ – HOUSE MUSIC SOCIAL NETWORK (European-based) 2012
PERSONAL MESSAGE: “I mix a blend of soulful & intense high-energy underground house music as if my very life depended on it… I still get butterflies in my stomach before I mix live because I approach every set as if it is my last one on Earth and I have to make it count! … FOR THE LOVE OF HOUSE.
ABOUT: I have always been a House Head and watched Derrick Carter, Lego, Justin Long, Mark Farina and many others mix in such classic Chicago clubs as Shelter, Red Dog, Kaboom, and of course Smart Bar. I learned how to work the decks after a chance meeting with Chicago DJ Thelonious Funk in ’06 turned into an offer of free lessons. I soon decided to spend months of highly focused listening to the most classic 70′s/80′s Disco tracks and 80′s House tracks so that I could gain a substantial understanding of the basic elements of House Music: The various samples, instruments, vocals, arrangements, sound efx, drum patterns, keys and drum machines. I began to hear the music in a different way… being able to hear those classic elements used, referenced, echoed, sampled and/or simply hinted at in 90′s House right up to the most modern releases has allowed me to sink into a deeper & more meaningful connection with House Music. That summer I landed my first real gig at Victor Hotel and I have spun at various Chicago clubs, parties and event ever since.
Former guitarist in various Chicago rock bands (Bodhisattva, Octopussy), former owner of Chicago underground rock label Urban Legends Records (The Wesley Willis Fiasco, Trailer Hitch, etc.), previously a writer for various underground punk/rock/alternative music ‘zines. Learned how to play guitar after stumbling into a The JESUS LIZARD show at Chicago’s Cabaret Metro and, after picking my jaw up off of the floor, made my way backstage to ask their guitarist Duane Denison if he would teach me how to play. Thankfully his answer was “Yes”. ….. That was then, this is now… I’m lucky to have finally immersed myself in my passion.. that thing I’d been looking for the entire time without realizing it was always there, in the background, waiting for me to become one with it…. HOUSE MUSIC. Now… every time I get behind the decks I feel like I’m making up for lost time…..
INFLUENCES/FAVORITES: 90′s House, Kerri Chandler, DJ Sneak, Ron Trent, Lovebirds, Danny J. Lewis, Jeremy Sylvester, Soulman T, Frankie Knuckles, Louie Vega.
WCRX 88.1 FM Chicago ‘Masters In The Mix’ (2009-2013)
Pirate Radio 91.0 FM (Chios, Greek Isles)(2008-2012)
ChiTownVibes Hot Mix DJ (2010-current)
HouseMusicSocial Network (HMSN) (2012)
EQUIPMENT: PIONEER CDJ 1000MK3 players, TECHNICS SL1200 MK2′s, PIONEER DJM 800 mixer, PIONEER CDJ200 players, AIAIAI TMA-1 & PIONEER HDJ-1000 headphones, KORG Kaoss Pad 3, Anejo or Reposado TEQUILA
LIVE VENUES: Lokal, Stay, Victor Hotel, The Zoo, Paramount Room, K2 and many Chicago-land parties/events
BOOKING/REPRESENTATION: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
SPREADING HOUSE VIBES.... LESSSS GOOOOO!!!!!!!