triad dj profile
DJ handle: DJ Bassix’
What it means: I was really into the Miami bass scene when I was younger. I always had a car with a huge stereo, and I would just ride around blasting music as loud as I could take it, broadcasting the new music I loved. Something about the word “Bassix” just stuck.’
Real name: Chad Brooks
What I play: Top 40, remixes, hip hop, house, electro house, Baltimore house, breaks… whatever will make the crowd dance.
Catch me at: Greyhound Lounge every Saturday, and the occasional Fridays. I do the random house parties, and some benefit gigs for charity.
Got in the game: I truly became a pro DJ about two years ago. I have been playing for years, but never took it to the next level. I am glad I did, because I love the energy a crowd gives you back when you give them what they want.’
Why I do it: Just like I said before, I love music, I love to make people dance and have a good time. To take someone who has had a bad week and turn the night into a great time where they don’t even remember what they were worried about… I love it!’
Influences: I have a strange variety of influences. DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Q-Bert, DJ Icey, the Stanton Warriors and my boy DJ Snow.
First pro gig: My first gig was at a bar in Charlotte. It wasn’t a huge place, and it was a restaurant during the day. I was nervous as hell, but by the end of the night, everybody was dancing and having a great time. I was addicted immediately, and I look forward to every gig now.’
Studio work: I am still focusing on my turntablism, but I do work on remixes and originals every week. Vicious Vibes entertainment is the crew that I am with, and we have a few tracks that we are releasing soon.’
Favorite technique: I like juggling records, scratching, whatever to keep the crowd interested and having fun.’
Personal playlist: Hip hop, house, breaks, rock and some pop.’
Favorite albums: Notorious BIG — Ready to Die, Deeklin — Hotcakes Ready Mix, Stanton Warriors — Session 2, any Sublime, Jay-Z and Rage Against the Machine.’
My gear: Technics 1200 MK2’s, Pioneer djm-800, Serato, Apple Macbook… and my unbelievable skillz lol!
Website: Any gig requests or any questions or comments, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org’
Anything else you’d like to add: Music is a device to move the soul and move your feet. Don’t take it for granted; take advantage of it. Come out and support your local DJs, so that we can keep you dancing.