The Tampa takeover of The Armory Podcast continues this week with breakbeat sensation, DJ Hero, on the 1s and 2s. Press play. Get down.
After taking the name DJ Hero in 1996, Hero began his career as a DJ, playing everything from house, to breaks, to trance, and just about everything in between. After a few years of figuring out what was his sound, DJ Hero focused on breaks. After playing up and down the east coast, holding residencies in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, and playing countless gigs around the greater south east, Hero decided it was time to change his focus to producing his own music.
In 2000, DJ Hero started Solitude Studios, locked himself behind closed doors, studied, read, and practiced, producing whatever came to his mind. After several years of teaching himself the ins and outs of engineering, Hero hooked up with Huda Hudia, founder of Kaleidoscope Music, where he engineered and produced many releases to come from Kaleidoscope Music. In 2008, DJ Hero moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Denver, Colorado where he hooked up with DJ Vanish, and began Velcro City Records, and expanded the services of Solitude Studios to artist development, audio engineering, sound design, and mixing and mastering. Together, Hero and Vanish, work hard to provide quality dance music to the scene they love so much.
In 2010, DJ Hero was given tier one artist status on www.beatport.com, the largest distributor of digital dance music in the world, placing him in the top 20% of artist globally. 2011 proved to be a good year as DJ Hero left Velcro City Records to team up with Illeven Eleven. Over the years, DJ Hero has worked with Huda Hudia, DJ Volume, Keith Mackenzie, Calvertron, Lazy Rich, Simply Jeff, Dave London, DJ Fixx, Messinian, Whiskey Pete, Baby Anne, DJ Icey, and many more.
Today, Hero calls Ground Level Records his home, having released two full length albums, and released countless chart topping tracks. Hero focuses on producing party breaks, music that he considers fun for any dance floor. He hopes to be an influence and teacher for all those looking to find love in the music he’s come to be so close to.
For more information on DJ Hero visit:
@originaldjhero on Twitter
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