The stream of music flowing from my Athens, GA home stems from a multitude of sources. I find my roots as a disc jockey in 90's era hip-hop. Groups such as De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, DAS EFX and The Pharcyde played an important role in my early development as a "child of the beat". During my college years my interests began to broaden as I was exposed to the rave culture happening in Denver, Colorado at the time. Paralleling those years I studied music at Colorado State University, focusing on performance. In 2003 I relocated to Athens, GA and began building a studio in which to begin a musical empire of my own. Heavily influenced by such DJ/Producers as DJ Premier, RJD2, The X-ecutioners, DJ Shadow, Bonobo and DJ Krush, just to name a few, I strive to be a force to be reckoned with on-stage and in the studio.
During live shows I prefer to go "laptopless", which in this day and age seems to be an antique approach. Crowds respond to seeing the vinyl move when they hear a scratch and like to know what you're doing up there. I believe the flood of technology lately has led to an influx of "PCJ's", many of whom have no business on a professional stage. Audience members have told me that artists lose a bit of mystique when accompanied by a laptop and I tend to agree. My techniques include scratching, vocal sampling and on-the-fly triggering, KAOSS pad work and even grabbing the mike and belting out tunes myself. I believe the true art of performance is very rare in the modern-age DJ/PCJ scene and I strive every day not only to bring back respect to the DJ but to show people how it's done as well. I enjoy leaving the stage exhausted and soaked with sweat and I know the audience appreciates every bit of work I do while entertaining them.
My goal in being a true DJ/Producer is to not only create but to be a vessel and a purveyor of great music that people would never hear had I not brought it to them. I love seeing people dance, smile and enjoy life in it's most pure state which is why I do what I do. Enjoy the music, it's for you!