Preacherman [Yumm Yumm Good]...a DJ whose dance music tastes are as varied as the friends he keeps. To him the 4/4 beat is the foundation, the canvas for which any possibility can lead to a feeling, a need; a want to DANCE. Since the age of 16, he has been into dance music; during that time he also set up a small DJ business with a couple of friends and they played the High School circuit for the next couple of years.
Preacherman came across 'House Afire' on K-Tel records sometime in 1989 and easily fell spell to the sounds and the rythms of Soul 2 Soul, Inner City and trax like Yo Yo Get Funky, Voodo Ray and Notice Me. Influenced by his dad’s collection of Disco and Jazz; blended with his mother’s Latin blood, he brings a rhythmic flavor to his sets; each one different in its approach, as he believes in sharing his ever changing mood through the sounds produced by the global talent in the scene today.
A weekend club warrior and an avid collector of MOONSHINE, Perfecto and Renaissance Compilations et.al; circa 1993-2000, the Preacherman would not begin to immerse himself in the DJ art until he set foot in the Guvernment, Toronto (c. 2005). A city which boast one of the most concentrated blend of underground talent and House Music lovers in the world.
Beginning in 2005 he has carefully networked his way into the DJ community sharing his passion for House Music. Through hard work, dedication and a genuine love of the people that have made this music the soundtrack to their lives, Preacherman teamed up with BOUNCE; their collective energies have hosted some great Funky House talent [DJ Sneak, Sonny Fodera, DJ MES, DJ DAN, Hector Morales, JT Donaldson, Jason Hodges]; having a direct impact in shaping and reviving a sound that is refreshingly welcomed in Toronto.
Preacherman has returned to New York after spending the last 8 years in Toronto. While he has left the scene as a club warrior, the beat has not left him and he has been preparing for a moment like this. His unique style of play and music selections are influenced by the likes of Steve Lawler [ViVa], Nathan Barato [Roots & Wings], Danny Howells, Hernan Cateneo, Deep Dish, Nick Warren, Dave Seaman, Ricky Ryan...the list can go on. When in the mix Preacherman imagines the dark rooms of some of the greatest undergound clubs he has visited around the world, creating a delicious groove energy from his crate of Funky Deep Tech Minimal Techno Producers.
"Preacherman brings an eclectic mix of groovy house music steeped in his 20 plus years in the House scene and more than 7 years of DJ’ing, playing the front room to the back room both in the US and Canada. Preacherman's sound is one of catchy rhythms, dubby basslines, dreamy synth layers, cinematic moods, and a playful approach underpinned by an infectious groove that will leave you asking for more." - DJ Mike Gleeson (BOUNCE/Footwork Resident/DJMIKEGLEESON.com)
You'll be in for a treat that much I can promise you. - Preacherman