Versatility is the name of the game for Kanizzle, reading a crowds ebb and flow and seamlessly playing everything from jungly double-time dubstep riddims, moombahton, drumstep, and tribally-Bmore-club-inspired electro....to perfectly timed set surprises like Fine Young Cannibals, Bootsy Collins, and Outkast. Translated - he drops choice selections of tribal ghetto bass heavy grime that not only alligns your chakras for you...it is known to incite vision quests for even the most learned of masters. High energy, fun, loose, and funky are good buzzwords for Kanizzle - as his roots are deep in hip hop and funk music.
Although he recently moved back to the high deserts wastelands of Northern New Mexico, Kanizzle co-founded the DC Burning Man community chaos creators, theme camp, pranksters, and event organizers known as Mischief. He’s also affiliated with the Santa Cruz dj crew/Burning Man theme camp known as Dancetronauts. He also is co-manager and resident audio shamen of BMIR (Burning Man Information Radio), the official radio station of the Burning Man festival. He’s released 3 progressive hip hop albums with the DC based Concentrated Efforts crew/label. He’s currently working on a top secret album with a few legendary DC musicians and producers under the name of Disco Wrecking Ball. In the spring of 2000 he was hired as the first Music Director at XM Satellite Radio, hosting and executive producing the first ever nationwide underground/progressive hip hop show, Subsoniq, on XMU. He’s shared stages from L.A. to Chicago to NYC San Francisco to DC and a ton of places in between, above, and below with; Tipper, Aphrodite, Elite Force, Radiohiro, KRS-One, Myka 9, DJ Dan, The Pharcyde, The Polish Ambassador, Dubvirus, Dysphemic, Sabo, WALA, Spindrift, Gram Rabbit, Lee Mayjahs, DJ Everyday, Mr. Jennings, Reinhold, Barney Iller, Searchl1te, Jeekos, and your oh so lovely mother. He enjoys a primarily vegetarian diet, super hoppy craft beers, and long walks in the woods with his blue-eyed Siberian Husky Otis. He also owns a cat. Whatever, cats are gangsta. They’re like sharks, on land. Apex predator….ya heard?