DJ Gruv was born and bred in Baltimore Maryland (USA) from the humble beginnings of being a roadie for his uncle's mobile DJ unit! Pitch control turntables wasn't a luxury back in the 80's. So he crafted a Plexiglas unit to house 2 turntables and a mixer! IT was a BEAST to carry! I was allowed to practice my spin only towards the end of the night.
I'd play anything funky like Earth, Wind n Fire to Micheal Jackson to get the crowd up. It was a great feeling to make people happy by playing music. And at the age of 14 that was a big deal.
Afterward, I'd stay up late and listen to the radio stations as they played their various mixes from hip-hop to Baltimore house music. My lil boombox was always on record and my cassette tapes were ever stacking and always on auto-reverse!
Eventually, I got 2 turntables and mixer and it's been a GREAT RIDE ever since!