Dance and electronic music have been filling my ears for as long as I can remember. Songs from the likes of Armand Van Helden, George Benson, and Chic were prevalent around the house when I was growing up. The move and groove of that music stuck with me into my teenage years when I began collecting records and learning the art of DJing.
2015 saw the beginning of The Electrified Project, the parent entity of my work in the dance and electronic industry. What started out as a SoundCloud podcast turned into a worldwide radio show when Platinum Radio London took interest in The Electrified Broadcast and since then it has been a weekly showcase for new and classic tunes as well as guest sets from DJs in the UK and beyond.
Recently I have diverted some of my focus on the JUST Groove party series with my good friend and fellow DJ Kevin Pons in Washington, D.C. as an outlet for us to spin our take on house, techno, and disco. I have also been fortunate to have collaborated on other events around the city with some of the best DJs in the club circuit.
The largest addition to The Electrified Project has been the launch of Studio 96; a new radio show on Arlington Independent Media’s WERA 96.7LP-FM in the Washington, D.C. area which focuses on the sounds of house, techno, and disco created by the incredible artists and producers from DC and beyond as well as boosting the sounds of dance and electronica on the DC area’s airwaves.
In the middle of all this, one passion that has never faded is the hunt for vinyl. Whether it’s digging through endless crates or searching through the web, the drive to find and spin the best cuts is imperative for any DJ. There is truly nothing like the feel and sound of vinyl records. Vinyl exudes a personal touch, a memento of an artist’s work, a piece of audio history. Used in the right way, vinyl is an absolute weapon for a DJ on any dance floor that can turn an ordinary night into an extraordinary memory.