So, here's a little about
I've been involved in
the DJ industry for over 20 years. I got my start in the mobile
DJ industry; I was one of those "wedding DJs."
Then, I moved on to radio,
where I became one of the DJs in the first year of the Edge of Insanity
(EOI). I eventually moved on to club DJing. I'm one
of the biggest collectors of rare vinyl remixes in this part of
I enjoy DJing... but
I don't do it often. I normally specialize in retro-oriented
dance events, but every once in a while, I like to try something
Back in 1995, I found
out about Portishead and other trip-hop music. My love for
trip-hop gradually evolved into a love for downtempo music in general
(please see the Music
page for details).
The music was great,
but there was one problem: There wasn't much use for trip-hop
music in most of the events at which I performed at the time.
It's not really "dance" music, of course.
Well, in early 2008,
I was hired to be the regular DJ at a little Brookside bistro called
"3316." The food and the atmosphere were amazing...
but the management was not. The place was very poorly publicized,
and 3316 closed down soon after they first hired me.
In the time that I played
there, though, I had some great times. They specifically asked
for downtempo music for the early part of my set, followed by some
more house-type grooves later in the evening.
I LOVED playing the downtempo
stuff. It fit in perfectly with the overall mood of the place
- hip, laid back, and chilled-out.
I want to bring that
feeling back... and that's what I hope to achieve with each and
every chilloutdj.com event.
You can learn a lot more
about me at my website, located here.
If you're a Facebook
freak like I am, you can also find my DJ Badger Facebook page right