I started mixing back in 1992 on two different kinds of basic listening turntables with dial pitch adjusters and a cheap ass Radio Shack mixer. The only music store that sold vinyl, Record Collector in Iowa City, had the "electronica" hidden among all the independent record releases. We spent hours digging just to find some dance tracks. After a few years we made electronic music half the store's inventory.
Also in those days I threw numerous events in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, established the city's scene and helped build the pre-Internet Iowa Underground Network in the early 1990s. Our events featured some of the most regarded underground DJs from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. After hearing such greats as ESP Woody, Angel Alanis, DJ EFX, the Mushgroove Crew, and the Drop Bass Crew I began to have a deeper understanding of the diversity of EDM.
While I mainly mix a unique blending of tribal and tech-house with entrancing atmospheres, I thoroughly enjoy all the sounds of EDM. One thing has remained a constant through all these years for me: I only use vinyl. I don't have any dislike of the other mediums, I simply have a deep love of the feel and sound of vinyl. I believe the beats are an animal to be tamed, and for me the only way to train them is with my bare hands directly on them. I love the subtle shifting of the beats during a beatmix that creates a change in the resonance of the bass, short echoes, reverberation, and distinct upward and downward pitch shifts in the basslines and cymbals.
I hope you find my sound enjoyable.Thanks for listening, and don't ya forget to drop a line.