Starting at KPSU in college, I began playing records out around town with friends at bars and clubs about town. Quickly I found venues responded with mixing in all the orig soul & funk compositions with current hip hop tracks that sampled it as it’s backbone. My goal was to get people dancing to a song they’ve never heard before, but are dancing to it.
After The Oregonian helped the FCC dissolve our Pirate Radio station, THE PRA, Link Here (where I had a weekly show and helped the underwritting) I had more time to check out for venues over the next few years including;
Aalto Lounge, Beulahland, Bar Of the Gods, Bar XV, Berbatti’s, Conquestador, Club 21, Dig A Pony, Double Barrel, Doug Fir, East Chinatown Lounge, Electrofish, Goodfoot, Holocene, The Jack London Bar, Kelly’s Olympian, Level, Lush, Madador, Masu Sushi, MoMo’s, Muu Muu’s, The Paragon, Red Flag, Ringler’s Annex, Swift Lounge, Tonic Lounge, Vault Martini.
As well as playing for events for;
Nike, Weiden & Kennedy, Hood 2 Coast, Tilly’s, PDX Adult Soapbox Derby, Rose City Rollers, Mississippi Delta BBQ
15 years later, I’m still crate digging and still as excited to play as when I was raiding my parents record collection. Technology has changed but good music is timeless. .