Portland/ Los Angeles
Whether you’re a DJ “geek” or have a newfound appreciation or interest in DJ dance music, N808 DJ has the energy and ability to take you on a musical journey that entertains, enlightens and simply infuses your musical soul.
He has been influenced by a lifelong involvement in the musical arts that is undeniable, with his wealth of knowledge, skilled precision with sound and plethora of album and artist titles he can name drop at any time. His first endeavor while headed down the dance DJ path was in 1988 at the local radio station KRVM88.9 FM in his hometown of Eugene, OR. He was exposed to his early influences of hip-hop (Beastie Boys, Public Enemy & BDP) and industrial dance music (KMFDM, Skinny Puppy & Ministry). Eventually N808 DJ was turned onto house and techno in the early 90's (808 State, Moby, Orbital & Jeff Mills) and went on to work as Program Director of Subterradio 88.7 FM, Portland's first pirate radio electronic dance music station.
In Portland he promoted “Absolut Jungle” (1996-99), a mixed format electronic dance club that focused on emerging drum & bass, techno, house and hip-hop. His entrepreneurial spirit paved the way to several mixed format electronic dance music opportunities helping promote more recognizable gigs such as Funkungfusion (Ninja Tune, UK) in 1998 and NxNw Music Festival Main stage opening set for Parliament (VH1 Tour) featuring funk legend George Clinton.
Recently, he has been focusing on remixing popular dance acts (LMFAO, MIA, Drake & Jay-Z) to produce genre bending dance club music to include in his DJ sets. His newest collaboration with DJ Skout (http://djskout.com) has led to the performance of exclusive VIP club remixes that have been smashing dance floors in the Pacific Northwest.
Past venues and residencies: Club ID (formerly Club Lingerie) – Hollywood, CA | Club Sugar – Santa Monica, CA | Star Shoes – Hollywood, CA | Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA | Dragonfly – Hollywood, CA | Club Detroit – Costa Mesa, CA | Avalon – Costa Mesa, CA | The Echo (Echoplex) – Los Angeles, CA | Crown Room – Portland, OR | Groove Suite – Portland, OR | Whiskey Bar – Portland, OR | Report Lounge – Portland, OR | Backspace – Portland, OR | Salmon Street Studios – Portland, OR | Mt. Tabor Theatre – Portland, OR | Biddy McGraw’s – Portland, OR | La Luna – Portland, OR
Past radio affiliations: KUCI 88.9 FM – Irvine, CA | KWVA 88.1 FM & KRVM 91.9 FM – Eugene, OR
Past music projects:
StereoSystem Recordings - http://www.myspace.com/stereosystem
DJ Reddevil presents “Moody Blues” - http://www.myspace.com/djreddevilpresents/music/songs
SPECOPS Music - http://soundcloud.com/specops-music