DJ is the night gig, so to speak. Got the day job for the insurance and to finance the dj thing. Bedroom (basement lab) dj mostly. Last notable show was a charity benefit at the Venue in downtown Joliet. Played some deep house, an all-vinyl set. Though a devotee of wax, not militant about the digital thing. Never got into CDJs though. For me, digital DJing consists of Serato Scratch on the laptop, using my Technics 1200 M3ds.
To quote Atmosphere, "I'm the kind of deejay that only plays what he likes". While I love to play out, to get on a big system and just get nuts, I haven't really been "out there" lately pushing my name. I've been in the lab, digging through crates, always looking for new songs, and trying to get creative with my mixes and track selections. I just love to play, like to record what I play, and like to get those mixes out to friends and other heads for their enjoyment. I'm hoping SoundCloud will let me share my love of this music with other deejays, producers, musicians, bands, or anybody at all that loves music of any and all kinds.
Oh, and the kind of tunes I'm into... Genres are both useful and dangerous. They let you know in the most vague terms "what" something is, but the danger is that this kind of description risks boxing in a work of art. With this in mind, and speaking only generally, here's a sense of what I'm into, musically, without listing a million different musicians, artists, producers, bands, deejays, and so forth. So, without further ado:
Dub, Reggae, Soul, Funk, Disco, Italo, New Wave, House, especially Chicago, Classic, Disco, and Deep House, Hip-Hop, R&B, Electro, Breaks & Broken Beat, Techno, especially minimal Techno & Tech House, Neo Soul & Nu Jazz, Synth Pop, Nu Disco / Synth Disco, Downbeat / Downtempo, Drum & Bass, especially Liquid Funk, Tech Step, Hip Step, Amens, and oldschool Jungle, Dubstep, and I'm probably missing something but so it goes. Hope you enjoy the mixes, and I look forward to hearing everyone else's music!