- washington, d.c.
- Joined on October 7, 2006
I've fiddled relentlessly with all manner of audio playback equipment since I was old enough to crawl, and have put together a not-too shabby musicus-vitae as a play-pusher over the years...
[1990-1994] WXSU (formerly WSUR), Salisbury University -- Co-hosted The Caffeine Show with Brad Barkett, (a.k.a. The White Shadow). This raucous disturbance of the airwaves tended to be utterly unpredicatable, musically, and was chock full of antics on the mic -- creative PSAs, absurd contests, random object giveaways, "hot letters" reading hour, and the like. We were fired and re-hired several times before a "permanent ban"-rule was finally instituted, 'round about the time they were lining things up to ditch their cable roots and go for an FM bid.
[1996-1999] Spun a flurry of guest spots in the greater D.C. / Baltimore area, including appearances at Hepburn's (Baltimore), Circle Bar (D.C.), Catacomb at The Meeting Place (D.C.), Psychoburbia at Nick's (Springfield, Virginia), The Velvet Lounge (D.C.), The Cage (D.C.), Bound at Bar Nun (D.C.), and Club Heaven (D.C.).
[1999-2000] Co-founded Rituals with fellow music-addict darkwave, which filled Club Hell and later Aslyum with a wonderful backdrop of experimental and ambient sounds.
[2000-2001] Co-founded Z'Ha'Dum with Sean Y. and Brian S. in early 2000. Brian S. left the organization after the first party, leaving Sean Y. and myself to manage the second as a duo. Brian S. was replaced by darkwave for the third and final party. Z'Ha'Dum parties combined DJ sets with live performances and focused primarily on hard trance and rhythmic industrial (the oft-misnomered "power noise") music and were instrumental in putting that latter genre on the map in D.C., and indeed in North America. Our three major parties included Ant-Zen 2000, Hands 2000, and Hushush 2001.
 Spun a well-received guest set at Machinenfest 2000.
[2000-2001] Co-founded dark eden, at Club Orpheus in Baltimore with Inox. This was a sadly short-lived but nevertheless fun-filled weekly journey into dark ambient, apocolypic folk, and industrial sounds during late 2000 and early 2001.
 Played a couple of guest spots at Ultimatum, a recurring row-house party at Killtime on Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia that apparently survived at least eight iterations.
 On hiatus...played a few guest spots at various clubs in D.C. and Baltimore, but mostly sated my voracious appetite for new sounds at home or at shows during this period.
 Appeared as a guest a few times at Purgatorio, a gothic-industrial event at Dr. Dremo's taphouse in Arlington, Virginia.
[2004-2005] Resident dj at Chiaroscuro, a nightclub/gallery event that was hosted at The Edge, a venue that has been bulldozed to make way for the new Washington Nationals baseball stadium. This event featured a rotating crew of over a dozen regular djs and frequent guests, playing a multitude of styles.
 Played a couple of sets with Kirsten "Blue Vampire" Nickerson and other guests at her monthly event Ecumenica at the Black Cat in D.C.
[CURRENT] Co-founded Atlantis with DJ Adina Watson in January 2007. This event occurs weekly on Friday nights at the Sango Sho Deep Sea Lounge, located on the lower level of Cafe Japone in the Dupont Circle neighborhood in Washington, D.C. It features a goodly amount of ambient and lounge music jostling for position with the lastest indie rock & hipster fare. Setlists and other blather are here!
DJ Adina Watson and I also join forces with DJ BLackula to present Blackight -- a dance party focused on black musicians and their influences that invades DC9 once every month or two.
Promoted to Moderator on Tuesday, July 17th, 2007.