Eduardo Colón, aka Karma of Dove, took up the wheels of steel in the mid 1980s as a means spinning music he so loved - from the likes of D Train and Parliament Funk to Soul Sonic Force and New Order, and settling in to the freestyle and house music sound that defined the late 1980s in New York City.
During his enlistment in the US Navy, he traveled the world and witnessed, first hand, the power of music in uniting people of different races and cultures under one house groove. It was during his stay in Italy while recuperating from an injury during his Operation Desert Shield deployment that he fell in love with the italo house sound that was blossoming in 1990.
Upon his return to the United States, Eduardo took up the decks once again and became part of the rave movement that came of age in New York City in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This movement drew upon various styles of music from Brussels and Berlin to Manchester and London.
Eduardo retired from DJing in 1995 to focus on a career as a technology consultant. After 9/11, he retired from consulting and in 2005 began his work as an electronic musician and writer.
He abandoned the use of vinyl & CDJ turntables, preferring the use of his computer, where he cuts up tracks into samples and loops, and combines them within Ableton Live. This process forms the long remix sets that forms the basis of his monthly podcast.
He uses the term “DJ” sets, for lack of a better, more familiar, term to describe what he does, but he no longer considers himself a DJ, nor does he want to be called a DJ.
What he does is closer to remixing and electronic music production than anything. DJs play records. Eduardo no longer doesn't.
In 2010, Eduardo launched his literary blog, Karma of Dove, to support his work as a writer.
In present day he is grateful to have developed a deep love for funk and groove that was so important to the music he loved as a young man and has carried that love over to the sets he create now regardless of genre.
Eduardo Colón launched the deep house music podcast, The Underground Sound of NYC (TUSoNYC), in February 2012, with the sole purpose of promoting deep and soulful house music and the producers behind the sound. It's a reflection of his favorite sounds and grooves for the month.
The podcast is available through iTunes and SoundCloud.