Animal's skills and talents as a DJ/Producer immediately began to shine through with his emergence as a serious presence on the Dance Music scene over 14 years ago. His calling card is his ability to blend genres seamlessly and take dance floors by storm while providing his listeners with an evening to remember.
Animal has racked up thousands of performances and appearances and has held residencies at some of the hottest venues. The Playboy Mansion, The Winter Music Conference, The Groove Cruise, Mynt Lounge, MIA UltraLounge, The Shelbourne, Primal, Havana Club, Tongue & Groove, Eleven50, The Office, Cosmpolitan, Fluid, The Lions Den, Aura, Oxygen, The Koo Koo Room and The Living Room have all been rocked by Animals' beats. He has performed along side such renowned dj's as: Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Funkagenda, Anthony Atalla, Boris, Darude, George Acosta, Oscar G, Charles Feelgood, Icey, BabyAnne, DJ Dan, Huda Hudia, and Faust and Shortee to name a few. Some of his current and past residencies in Raleigh, NC include Myst UltraLounge, Solas Nightclub, Spy Nightclub, Dual Lounge and Nightclub , Mosaic Wine Lounge, Cashmere Lounge and Still Life Raleigh. He also hosts a very popular EDM based Radio show on Pulse 102 in Raleigh (a Curtis Media Group Station)
Animal has been involved with music since the age of 6 years old and is proficient on several instruments (vocals, piano, drums and percussion). Having originally majored in music education, his main focus has been on DJ'ing and working tirelessly on his music productions and attaining his Audio Engineering Diploma from The School of Audio Engineering and Institute of Technology in NYC. While enrollled, he had the opportunity to learn mixing, recording, and production techniques from some incredible audio engineers, including, Danny Wyatt (Curtis Mayfield, Mos Def, Norah Jones) John Sickett (Dave Matthews Band, Phish) and Mike White (Whitney Houston, James Taylor).
Animal has many successful songs and remixes to his credit and is also a contributing producer to the popular remix site crooklynclan.net. Some of the music artists he has worked with or remixed include Ellie Goulding, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Krewella, Sean Paul, Ludacris, Pink, Calvin Harris, Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg, and Usher just to name a few.