California based remixer/producer.
Growing up in Idaho in the 80s it wasn’t long before I ditched the toys and picked up a boombox. From a very early age my interests became consumed with music. My cousins had inherited a massive record collection in the mid 80s and I was obsessed with exploring and experiencing new music. It wasn’t long before my focus changed from the Muppets to Madonna. I spent my adolescent years loving music and loving Madonna, often saving my lunch money so I could buy albums from the Sam Goody. When I was in my early 20s, I moved to New York City. I attended clubs like the Roxy and the Tunnel just to hear the latest remixes of Madonna and others. I was very interested in the concept of reinventing music to suit the dance floor and looked up to the DJs. Later when I moved to Minneapolis, I reconnected with my uncle who was a club DJ for 25 years. He would make arrangements for me to be admitted to his clubs and events even though I was underage. At the door they would have me on the list as “DJ’s Nephew” something I didn’t think much about at the time, but when I started club djing I realized it would be the perfect moniker. It was around 2005 when I purchased my first Digital Audio Workstation and began making mixshows, mashups, and remixes. My first was “Madonna – Get Into the Minimal Groove”; a mashup of Madonna and the Pet Shop Boys. The remix was surprising popular and I did a few more before my focus shifted to club djing. Around 2012 I stopped club djing and spent my time learning more about music theory and production. Today I am happy to say I am a song writer and music producer. I am writing my own music and creating my own sounds. It is thrilling to continue making new and unique Madonna mixes as well as other contemporary artists. I prefer not to repeat what Madonna and others have already done; I am interested in changing the sounds, not recreating them. I hope to open eyes and ears to a world of unique ideas and sounds. I look forward to sharing much more in the future.
Love Always NEPH•EW