||Born in the Bay Area and raised in Southern California, my musical journey began in fourth grade when I picked up a saxophone. My grandpa-figure, who also played the sax, inspired me early on with stories about seeing Count Basie and Duke Ellington live while my best friend's dad, who played guitar, introduced me to Sade and Grover Washington Jr. Eventually two turntables and a mixer became my instrument of choice. It started when I heard a mixtape by DJ Icy Ice of the World Famous Beat Junkies. I remember hearing the chorus of "Saturday Love" by Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal mixed with another song I can't remember anymore… and it blew my mind. Hearing R&B songs mixed with electro jams like Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" back then did too. I couldn't believe I was hearing them at the same time. It was insane and I loved it. In 1994 I got my first pair of mismatched belt drive turntables and a Numark mixer and in 2001 I began a college radio show that I hosted and DJ'd for six years. It opened me up from my ever endeared 90s hip-hop and r&b club jams to indie rock, dance music, the D.I.Y. electronic / rock / experimental stuff coming out of The Smell in L.A. and more. Most recently I've been playing various gigs throughout the country from Nashville to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for James Franco, to an Ashley Paige runway event at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to name a few.
||Past & present clients and venues played include
The Standard Hotel
LA Convention Center
Hollywood Forever Cemetery