When I was sixteen I snuck out of my house and traveled two and a half hours with friends to my first rave. Immediately I was hooked on the music and the utopian vibes. It was nothing like a concert, rather it was this amazing convergence of all different types of people who all had "their" genre of electronic music they'd groove to. After about four months I met Madame Buddafly and she convinced me I should learn to DJ, something I wanted badly but was intimidated by the thought of executing. About a year later, I got a shitty pair of turntables and a basic mixer and I started mixing for hours at a time everyday for six years. Literally...everyday! I made pilgrimages to Satellite Records in Boston and NYC, would dig at Frankie Bones house in Philly, used work trips to spend five days at Gramaphone in Chicago and scoured Juno, Dance Records, Gemm and Discogs for new beats constantly. Once I was satisfied with my abilities I entered my first DJ competition through Beatdown Productions and won. Proud of my accomplishment I went on to secure a residency at the summer solstice festival Ziontific in Stockbridge, VT. Unwilling to settle I got the opportunity to play all over New England before securing a monthly residency at the late All Asia Bar in Cambridge, MA. After All Asia retired I decided I would pursue my dreams. I quit my career, moved to Chicago and landed a residency at Big Bang, a weekly held at Evolution in Lincoln Park (2242 N Lincoln Ave).