Green Bay, United States
An intense and borderline obsessive obsession with House Music since the late 90's and a supporter in the scene for over half of his life from Northeast Wisconsin. Growing up in the small city of Manitowoc, Wisconsin a young man began to explore the world of Rave and discovered a new love, House. From this point on he began to explore events every weekend in the big cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Minneapolis and all over the Midwest. In 2005 turntables and a mixer were purchased while soul searching and the madness which is known today as Spike Jonze began.
From this point whether it has been helping promote events, just showing up to events, or playing events, you can usually find Mister Jonze lingering somewhere in the vicinity. A strong supporter of his local scene in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Spike Jonze currently helps promote and play regular electronic music dance events in the Bay area and beyond. Spike currently has an online radio show broadcast every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month on www.deephouselounge.com from 7 pm to 8pm Eastern time, the world's fastest growing online house radio station! You can also catch Spike Jonze as half of the dynamic duo Underground Jaxxx with his one of his partners in crime, DJ Wikid.
Spike Jonze utilizes a diverse, technical, personalized style to take individual master pieces of music from some of the world's most recognized producers in house and form his own mosaic mixes from house music tastes like Jackin', Jazzy, Swing, Classic, Funk, Tech and Deep and anything else in between that might pleasure your ears Depending on the show or mix, different mediums are utilized to paint the mosaic. Quick beat matching, house beat juggles, deep bass blending and razor cutting are just a few of the skills displayed, all done live, no auto stink, no editing, no cheating! Bottom line, Spike Jonze's sets are full of energy that will make you shuffle your feet and move your body to sounds like trumpets, saxophones, pianos while feeling the pound of funky, bumpy bass lines!
Influences: The list is endless. All the guys doing it before me and after me. So many people are involved in delivering the music that this list will continue to grow for a lifetime. All the producers who make the music for DJ's like myself to mix together properly, new and old school. While I appreciate a lot of the new sounds, the following list is just a FEW of my early influences in music:
Mark Farina, Daft Punk, Bassment Jaxx, Derrick Carter,Modjo, Stardust, Paul Johnson, Terry Mullan, Stacy Kidd, Doc Martin, Joey Youngman, Inland Knights, Jason Hodges, DJ Heather, DJ Sneak, DJ Dan, Danny Tenaglia, John Aquaviva, Jake Childs, The Flying Almarias (Mark n Karl), The Sound Republic....The List Can Go On...and On..and On...Just like the music :)
And I would also like to thank all the underground label owners and producers out there who continue to bring the heat TODAY. If you read this, you know who you are.