DIRTY started playing the guitar at a young age, but found himself tweaking the amp knobs and wanking the whammy bar more than studying for his theory exams. Proving to be more than just a knob fetish, DIRTY’s interest led him in to a full-fledged career in sound engineering by age 19.
Based in San Francisco, DJ/Producer/Sound Designer, "DIRTYHERTZ", is a musician in every sense of the word and shows no signs of slowing down. He continues to make waves with his sought after productions, his impressive sound design repertoire and his versatile DJ soundscapes.
Before every one claimed to be a computer musician, he was already designing sounds for the most well-known synthesizer manufacturers in the world: E-Mu’s Audity 2000, Proteus 2000, Xtreme Lead 1, E-4XT Ultra (their bad ass heavyweight sampler) , Kurzweil’s K-2600 (their most prestigious sampler) etc. In addition, he has composed music and designed sounds for companies such as: Apple computer (iTunes, Quicktime 5 and iMac), Big Fish Audio (one of the largest sample distributors), Konami Video Games (Dance Dance Revolution), Sound Ideas (largest f/x company in the world), Mtv and NASA to name a few.
DIRTY’s impressive slew of original productions and remixes vary from his emotional downtempo compositions to warm musical, epic and grimey dance beats. His records can be found in the boxes of some of the biggest DJs in the world (Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Sasha, Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Dave Seaman, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Matt Darey, Desyn Masiello and Doc Martin etc.). Having numerous top 10 hits on record pools and charts, his extensive discography reaches beyond releases on electronic labels to radio, web, video games and film.
DIRTY’s DJ sets range from booty shakin house, bass rollin electro, deep mental progressive to head banging trance which always include his sought after white label remixes. His unique style and diverse sound allows him to play from outdoor festivals like LoveFest, Burning Man to club parties like Spundae to art and fashion shows on some of the biggest dancefloors. His residencies include the world famous 1015 and the legendary End Up with special guest appearances at Ruby Skye, Mezzanine, Vessel, Mighty and the Supperclub.
Such talent and versatility has enabled him to play alongside global DJs such as Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Christopher Lawrence, Markus Schultz, Darude, Marco V, Infected Mushroom, John '00' Fleming, Sean Tyas, D:fuse, Boy George, DJ Dan, Oscar G Behrouz ect. He also DJed Tiesto’s private birthday party in L.A. 2006 (how many djs ever get to that?). Most recently, he was asked to play at the SF Museum of Modern Art for the opening party Drawing Restraint 9, a film by Matthew Barney starring Matthew and Bjork. In 2006 SF Weekly honored DIRTYHERTZ as one of San Francisco’s MASTERMINDS (artists, innovators and trailblazers who are changing the Bay Area through the arts). He was also voted top 10 DJ in San Francisco bay area by popular vote. With his natural signature style of playing dirty, DIRTYHERTZ has been able to broaden his appeal with regular appearances from cities in the US to countries like Mexico, China & Dubai.
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