Cloud Engineer, Windows Network Architect, Network Security Engineer, Drum & Bass DJ / Producer, Musician, Audio Artist, Technology Addict, and all around awesome guy
Music Endeavor History (See Employment for Technology Career Details):
1980 - Received my first electronic keyboard. Learned to play Depeche Mode songs to entertain girls and friends.
1990 - Began playing acoustic guitar, started playing bass for a garage band, began composing industrial music on an Ensoniq SQ1.
1992 - Received my first bass guitar, and played until my fingers literally bled. Wrote my first song, aptly titled, "Bleeding Thumb" - Learned to play various Cure, Janes Addiction, RHCP, and Metallica covers, continued playing in garage bands, but avidly wrote industrial music as a solo endeavor.
1993 - Recorded my first 3 song demo at a professional recording studio. Received an electric guitar and a classical guitar as HS graduation presents. First original song was played over the air on the radio.
1994 - Wrote, produced, and performed Gothic/Industrial/SynthPop/ArtRock music, independently and as part of a couple of bands, under various monikers, "Prophets of Nothing" "Negative" "Zer0" -- I recorded 4 different studio projects. We were played on the radio several times for "on air" interviews and promo spots. We opened for a handful of national acts, playing shows all over the state of Florida, and developed a respectable local following. I signed to an independent label and released a 5 song EP, one of which was my first drum & bass song that I ever wrote. We sold a few hundred units of the CD maxi single.
1998 - Began DJ'ing and producing electronic dance music. I played progressive breaks/progressive house/trance, and produced big beat, breaks, and hardcore house. I was madly in love with drum & bass but reserved this music as a passion.
2004 - Began purchasing DNB vinyl and started spinning at home and house parties.
2006 - Started DJ'ing the Florida circuit, and producing events with Stoutcast, a partnership between myself and a lifelong friend.
2007 - Began producing drum & bass, dubstep, and downtempo occasionally.
2009 - First collaboration with Aaron Bond entitled "Quantum Entanglement" is signed to a UK based drum & bass label.
2013 (current) - Continuing to focus energy on production, occasionally DJ'ing, and possibly working on event production in Pinellas county.
I have lived many lifetimes, so it seems, and have had countless blessings to be a part of some of the most amazing events, open for some of the most brilliant performers, and perform alongside the best of the best in drum & bass. I look forward to the future, be it through releasing original productions or DJ performances in Florida & beyond, as I have a deep seated love for music and my passion for drum & bass burns brighter than ever.
I am engaged to an amazing woman, who is also a DJ and the step-father of an incredible 7 year old boy named Aidan. My technology career is in full swing, and while my music aspirations are taking a back burner position at the moment, I plan to get past the Ableton learning curve and produce music using Logic, Reason, and Ableton Live. Check my soundcloud for original work. Check my mixcloud for mix sets. Contact me for MP3 copies