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Who: DJ Science

Where: WSSF main stage and Savage Beagle

When: Sunday, April 20

I got hooked on DJing when…

I would listen to mix tapes my older cousin passed down to me from the local club DJs. I’d be in my bedroom with two old, second hand turntables and a cheap Radio Shack mixer.

I built a following when…

I was in high school. Weekend house parties were in full effect and it was the best opportunity I had to both show off my DJ skills and gain recognition as DJ Science. Needless to say, once word got out that I was playing ‘real’ hip hop at these house parties, I received more and more phone calls from others asking me to play their parties.

It all progressed to the next level when…

I assisted in the creation of Vancouver’s first hip hop Shop, F.W.U.H. (F*%k What U Heard) alongside friend and owner Blaze One. DJing at the hip hop shop gave me exposure I never had before. Everyone who was anyone passed through those doors, including promoters, DJs, and club owners. Before I knew it, I was getting offers to play, left, right and centre. Selling my mix tapes at the shop and making a few bucks playing parties and radio shows was addictive. I couldn’t believe I was making money and a name for myself at what I loved doing.

Some names you may know that I’ve DJed for would be…

Swollen Members, Del the Funky Homosapien, Ozomatli, Mr. Brady, Moka Only, Saafir, Funkdoobiest, Xzibit, Aceyalone & Abstract Rude.

You can catch me at…

Sonar on Fridays, Thursdays at Shine, and Saturdays at Club 7 Alexander.