biography

Nominated #15 in the top 100 DJs by DJ Times Magazine and Pioneer Pro DJ for 2011!!

DJ Godfather plays it all from open format/mashup parties to the deepest ghetto tech parties incorporating his battle style turntablism in his sets. He has played across the globe numerous times in cities all over Europe, Asia, Australia, United States, Canada, China, Japan and South America and receives worldwide recognition. DJ Godfather had one of the hottest party albums of 2010 entitled VIP Status on Secretremix Records. This open format style album has it all from electro house to party tracks to ghetto tech! 15 of some of the hottest party tracks you’ll hear this year featuring artists like Pittsburgh Slim, Good Money, Brilliance, Dan Diamond, Silent Riot, Jenna Milan and Lil Mz 313, and with remixes from some of the hottest remixers like Discofries, DJ Serafin, DJ Deville, DJ X-Change, Discotech any many more !

Lets take a look at it from the beginning!:

DJ Godfather is considered one of the founding fathers of the genre we now know as Ghetto Tech. He started DJing at the age of 15 with the help of, now business partner, DJ Dick. Within a few months of getting his turntables, Godfather was already playing in nightclubs and after hour parties all over Detroit. He started producing at the age of 17 for his first Miami Bass style group Bass Association. With the buzz of a few singles off the Bass Association album on 3 Detroit radio stations, Godfather made his first solo record at the age of 18 on the now Twilight 76 Records entitled “Work Dat”. Taking his turntablism skills and mixing Detroit Techno music with Miami Bass music, and new sound was born, Ghetto Tech. With the formation of their new record label Twilight 76 with partners DJ Dick and Brian Gillespie, he took his talent and turned it into an entire business creating 3 other labels known as Databass Records, D.E.T. Only (An exclusive label with only 1000 copies of each release), and Juke Trax (A label dedicated to the Chicago style of Ghetto House and Juke music). With all 4 record labels combined, Godfather and his partners released over 250 vinyl releases and mix CD releases, selling over 700,000 units worldwide.

You can hear DJ Godfather tracks on the 2 videos games, NBA 2K6 and NBA 2K7 on 2K Sports. He was also the first DJ to be released on the Serato digital download series, using Scratch Live technology and tracks only available digitally for a mix cd entitled “For The Freaks”.

With 12″ vinyl record sales slowing down over the past years, Godfather and his partners stopped pressing vinyl and embraced the digital download world with their own digital distribution company and 2 online MP3 stores, Secretremixes.com for Mashups and DJ Remixes along with Electrobounce.com for Ghetto Tech, Electro, Techno and Juke music. They also started Soundbully.com, A digital distribution company that offers digital distribution to over 180 MP3 stores and ring tone carriers worldwide.

Godfather just released the brand new ghetto tech live mix CD “Boss Of All Bosses” containing 13 new tracks on it from himself for 2012 and is nominated in the top 100 DJs again by DJ Times Magazine and Pioneer Pro DJ for 2012. Please take a minute and vote for him!

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