As a listener and a performer, music has always been a constant throughout my life, and growing up, I was lucky to attend a public school with an excellent music program. Through middle school and high school, I was a percussionist in every program that was available to me; concert band, orchestra, marching band, jazz band, and I, along with my high school, was lucky enough to play with the LA Philharmonic and travel through Spain on a 10 date tour. During the summer of 1997 when I was about to enter college, I made the transition from a percussionist to a DJ.
Through the years, I performed as a DJ at countless venues, while priding myself in my mixtape recording sessions. Before I get into the process, I always said to myself that I wanted my recordings to be timeless. I never wanted to focus on playing the hottest jams, or the trendy songs, I wanted to my mixtapes to have replay value, something that you can listen to months and years down the line. In the earlier years, I made mostly tapes that I would dub one by one, and sell to friends. I recorded and sold close to 10 different mixes, and I had many return customers. I continued to gig heavily in the early 2000’s, but I didn’t make too many recordings because I didn’t have the means. In 2005, I bought the first computer I’ve ever owned, a brand new iMac. After that, I fell in love with the recording process once again.
Most of the recordings that I have available for download were recordings that I made from 2005-2010. During that span, I’ve made over 20 different releases which have all been sold, bought, dubbed, passed around, shared, and downloaded. In addition to making mixes, I also made many remixes and re-edits, and an occasional beat. As a working DJ, it was important to stay true to the pact that I made to myself when I began DJing, I strongly believe that all of my mixtapes have a timeless quality, sounding as fresh as they do now as they did back when I recorded them. All of my mixes have a theme, and are a cohesive listening experience. Today, I’m mostly a listener, but I still gig a few times a month, doing what I do. My mantra throughout the years has been simple: Sharing music, serving people. I feel good knowing I’ve stayed true to that throughout all these years.