I'm a one man band trying to progress music any way that I can.
1998: Started an electronic band by the name of 'Bits' with Jim Engelmann one faithful night at a bar. We did one album together, never really sold it, and went our separate ways because college had us bogged down (we were both going to Kent State at the time).
1999: Learned to play congas and formed a new band with my friends that I lived with that went by the name of 'Speedy Delivery'. The band was a live jam band with a Blues Rock vibe. We never recorded any CDs, but we played out quite a lot and got a small following. A person became too controlling in the band and I decided it wasn't worth losing friends over a band so I left.
2001: The rythym guitarist of 'Speedy Delivery' (Jona Burton) invited me into a new project he had going which became named 'Goodbye Garden'. Another jam band but this time more psychedelic. I played congas and I also started to dabble with using turntables, which was quite interesting to hear over the style of music we were playing. I ended up leaving because I didn't want to lose any of them as friends and I really began yearning to make electronic music again.
2002: Began making electronic music again, all the while trying to get as many people I could into the music with me so that they could experience it. Ended up forming a project band with two of my friends named 'Project Mayhem' which has turned into an interesting conglomeration of musical styles. I still work with them today.
I used to play live with jam bands (I played congas).
My influences include: DJ Shadow, God Lives Underwater, Tricky, Morcheeba, Atmosphere, Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox, Chemical Brothers, DJ Krush, Portishead, Radiohead, Vast, etc.
Numark DXM06 mixer
Technics SL-1210 turntable
Technics SL-1200 turntable
a shitty Fender copy Squire electric guitar
Ibanez bass guitar
Yamaha drum set
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