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Rascal E. Rabbit born September 1979. Rascal’s musical influence began from birth, thanks to his father who was involved with hip hop and house music clubs. By the age of 3 he was playing guitar, bass, and drums. Over the next few years, Rascal developed an interest for DJ’ing through seeing DJ’s at after-hours parties his father hosted in their home in Woodbridge, Virginia. His father blessed him on his 7th birthday in 1986 with a set of Technics turntables, and a simple Numark DJ mixer, along with a mixture of house and hip hop records, and that was the path that Rascal would take from that point forward. Through constant practice, a consistent supply of new records, and a supportive family, he was quite the showman, and by age 11 was playing block parties and house parties. He was always particularly fond of house music, and was going to clubs with his father starting in 1992, and by the time he graduated high school in 1997 he was playing out at raves and was slotted a few times at the notorious weekly “BUZZ” held at The Capital Ballroom in D.C. as well as a promoting and DJ residency with M3 productions in D.C.
After High school Rascal went to college at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona to play golf and study music. During his time in college he got linked up with several crews around both the Phoenix, and Tucson areas and was playing many regional rave events throughout Arizona, and California, and started getting some international attention. In 1998, he was asked to play the Love Parade in Germany. This was the biggest moment in his life at that age. “It was absolutely nuts! I was extremely lucky to play at Love Parade. What 18 year old gets to play for 3 million people?!” he said when asked about the experience.
Rascal continued playing raves around the United States, many areas of Mexico during Spring Breaks, and held residencies at “Empire” a club in Ybor City, Florida, and of course all of the parties he was involved in promoting for in DC when he was home for the summer, and on the west coast during school. In 2002 Rascal became a proud father to a little girl, and decided it was time for a break, but 4 years later he was out playing again.
In 2006 Rascal started playing out again with a few events here and there in some of his favorite cities, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Tampa, and of course, D.C. but he wanted to do something more, he felt unfulfilled, and decided to start a management agency in 2007 in order to help his friends get heard. “One Nation Under Groove” or “1NUG” as Rascal so passionately calls it, was born. Event hosting was the way he found best to get exposure for himself and friends. He has hosted, or collaborated with other crews all over the country to do so. “A Midwinter Night’s Rage” in D.C./Md area, “Pokeball” in Pittsburgh, and “Space Camp/ EDM USA” just outside of chicago are just a few.
Rascal has seen great success due to his efforts with 1NUG, and the help of his friends. He recently moved to Austin, Tx in March 2014. With the recent affiliation with Oh Bleep, Rascal is quickly building an even bigger reputation and following for hosting events, as well as DJing. Rascal has big things in store for 2014, playing the festival circuit, as well as Production of weekly, and monthly events in NYC, Austin Tx, and soon in Knoxville Tn, and Richmond Va.
Rascal E. Rabbit has shared the stage with acts like ATB, Little Louie Vega, BT, Metaphysical, DJ Paul C, DJ Funk, Frankie Knuckles, and many more. He proudly represents the following crews/labels: One Nation Under Groove, 1NUG Rekkids, Nu Skool Pirates,The Universal Zulu Nation, Distorted Media Entertainment, and Oh Bleep!