I’m an extremely versatile DJ based in the East Village of New York City with 12+ years of experience DJing a variety of types of events from private parties, to weddings, to NYC clubs & lounges. My music library is vast and spans an array of genres. If left completely to my own devices, my top-leanings are towards: Indie, 80s, Glam Rock, Retro, Manchester, Postpunk, New Wave, Britpop, The Minneapolis Sound, Shoegaze, Bristol, British Invasion, & Soul. On a secondary tier, I would say that I enjoy playing: Contemporary Pop, Motown, Hip-Hop (of all eras), Classic Rock, Funk, Disco & Post-Disco, Girl Groups, and Old-School Rock ‘N’ Roll among others.
Photo by Tom Egan. Taken at “Oscillate Wildly”: March 9, 2013.
Like most people, I became interested in music at a very young age. Growing up I would always spend a lot of time with my Mother, who in the ’80s was heavily into British New Wave, Synthpop, and the English New Romantics. She was the one who introduced me to bands like XTC, OMD, and New Order for the first time. In retrospect, I realized that my Mother had a huge influence on my particular sensibility in sound.
At age 18 I moved to New York to study Fine Art at the Cooper Union. I went through rigorous training in all artistic disciplines, but my main interests then, and to this day are: mixed media sculpture, large scale painting, drawing (pencil, ink, & charcoal), and collage. After Cooper Union, I went on to study Design at the University of Houston, where I learned about typography and Postmodern Design principles. That led to a career in as an Art Director in Advertising that occupied me full-time for most of the 2000s.
Although I would perform sporadic DJ gigs during my Advertising years, I didn’t take it up full time until 2008, when my craving for more independence, the running of my own practice, and full creative control surpassed my interest in the Advertising environment.
Over the years I’ve DJed events at: (Updated April 2013)
Alger House, Angel Orensanz Foundation, Astra, Battery Gardens, Black & White, The Bowery Hotel, Bridgewaters, Bryant Park Grill, The Carlyle, The Delancey, Fiamma, Glass, Guernica, The Harold Pratt House (Presented by The Council on Foreign Relations), The Italian Academy, The Loeb Boathouse—Central Park, The Lotos Club, Luca Lounge, Manhattan Penthouse, Niagara, No Malice Palace, Omni Berkshire Place, Pre:Post, PUBLIC, R Bar at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, Rififi/Cinema Classics, River Room of Harlem, Riverside Church, The Romantica (of Prestige Yacht Charters), Route 85A, 620 Loft and Garden (at Rockefeller Center), Smithfield, Society Of Illustrators, Studio 450, Sullivan Hall, Tammany Hall, Terrace In The Sky, 320 Studios, The Ukranian Institute
Abilene, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), The Bell House, The Boathouse at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture, The DUMBO Loft, Dyker Beach Golf Course, Giando On The Water, The Green Building, Larry Lawrence Bar, The Montauk Club Of Brooklyn, MyMoon Restaurant & Bar, Palm House (at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden), Pochron Studios, ReBar, The River Café, Russo’s On The Bay, Smack Mellon, Water Street Restaurant and Lounge
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens
The Bayview House (Bay Shore, NY), East Hampton Point (East Hampton, NY), Fox Hollow (Woodbury, LI, NY), Land’s Inn (Sayville, NY), The Milleridge Inn (Jericho, NY), The Pridwin Hotel (Shelter Island, NY), Solé East (Montauk, NY), Temple Beth-El (Great Neck, New York), Westbury Manor (Westbury, NY)
Alder Manor (Yonkers, NY), Art Omi International Arts Center (Ghent, NY), Round Hill (Washingtonville, NY), The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls (Beacon, NY), Wiawaka Holiday House (Lake George NY),
Crossed Keys Inn (Andover, NJ), Harborside Creative Catering (Jersey City, NJ), Hyatt Regency (Jersey City, NJ), Maritime Parc (Jersey City, NJ), New Meadowlands Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ), Waterside Restaurant and Catering (North Bergen, NJ), Windows on the Water (Seabright, NJ)