dj special k

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S&S10 dj special k - Pussy Shavers album art DJ Special K Pussy Shavers(12", TP) S&S Media S&S10 US 2007 Sell This Version
S&S25 dj special k - This Is My House album art DJ Special K This Is My House(12", W/Lbl) S&S Media S&S25 US 2008 Sell This Version

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ok2party

ok2party

September 17, 2008
DJ Special K was born in Miami Florida and spent his childhood moving back and forth between the United States and The UK. He grew up listening to his Grandfathers talk of starring in Silent Pictures and tales of living the good life as a Hollywood celebrity. Moving so frequently as a child opened his eyes to the diversity of the world and helped create the charismatic charm he posses today. This shines through in his music, playing to every person in the crowd and giving everyone who attends a his show a feeling of kinship.

At 16 Special K joined a local alternative garage band playing the synthesized keyboard and shortly after began DJing at all the local house parties gaining quite a reputation as the life of the party. These early beats were mainly 80’s mash ups of artists like 2 Live Crew, Run DMC, and the other popular hip hop artists. While Special K started in the House music arena, his love of Jazz and its deep resonating soulful sounds, he soon turned towards Drum and Base. Special K also enjoyed the way Pink Floyds music could warp your minds perspective and tell complex stories through instrumental alone, influencing him to not only mix beats but to tell a tale through them. Early Japanese Techno began hitting the scene, along with the early Drum and Base artists such as Soul Slinger known to many as the creator Drum and Base. Taking his love for Jazz music, which mirrored Electronic music structurally being layered in the same fashion, and his love of instrumental story telling he set his sights on Drum and Base and began his climb through the Electronic Music Industry.

In the early 90’s Special K was offered his first residency in Fort Lauderdale at The Edge, quickly picking up other residencies in New York at Boiler Room and Lime Light. When he wasn’t playing at a club Special K stepped into the studio playing the synthesized keyboard with Alternative bands. He played as many clubs as he could, marketing himself and growing his fan base, learning the ropes of the Industry. By 1992 Special K knew this would be his life long career as, with an invitation from DJ Icey, he was invited to play at the Zen parties, which later became the infamous Dune Parties.

This was an explosive time for Hip-Hop as well as Electronic Music and DJ Special K had the opportunity to play with many iconic artists of the times such as Magic Money, The Dream Team from the UK, D. Cruz, Motley and Rock Fly Circular Square, Danny Blitz of the Metal Heads, Spikey T, Top Cat, Ritual, Rabbit in The Moon, 2 Live Crew, MC Sha Dee, Exotic E, DMZ, Mix Master Mike, Quebert, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Robin Fox.

By the Mid 90’s the Electronic Music scene had exploded and DJ Special K took full advantage of the opportunity, and was well on his way to becoming the Internationally Recognized DJ that he is today. Special K had continued to be an avid traveler and took advantage of his worldly knowledge and began touring the huge European Electronic Music Festivals such as the annual Love Parade and World Of Drum and Base, building his fan base exponentially. While in the United States he played in landmark clubs such as Plus 5 and Churchhills, and toured the United States Electronic Music circuit as well.
As the 90’s came to a close Special K was dabbling with radio stations in the Miami area, 90.9 FM WKRFT, playing local artists that commercial radio stations refused to play, Power 96 FM a live mike late night hip hop station, and 93.1 FM. He continued his hectic touring schedule as well, and worked on several Record Deals.

By 2000 Special K was an international success and the DJ’s he had looked up to when he began were now close friends who respected him as an artist and often ask him to partner with him on projects. He went on tour with his idol Soul Slinger (founder of Pendulum and High Contrast) and realized he had truly arrived. The new millennium has brought many prestigious opportunities to DJ Special K such as playing with Congo Natty, working on the Spider Man 3 soundtrack with John Alvarado, and even playing with U2 in Rio Brazil for the Save the Rain Forest event.

Today Special K is turning back to his roots to finish exploring the intricate world of House Music./harn core/ drum & bass { Keep posted for new tracks! }