Sychosis, Opel Productions and Temple Nightclub present:
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Illeven Eleven Recordings
(Opel / Delta Nine)
(Atomic Zoo / Vibrance Recordings)
After taking the name DJ Hero in 1996, Hero began his career as a DJ, playing everything from house, to breaks, to trance, and just about everything inbetween. After a few years of figuring out what was his sound, DJ Hero focused on breaks. After playing up and down the east coast, holding residencies in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Tenessee, and playing countless gigs around the greater south east, Hero decided it was time to change his focus to producing his own music.
In 2000, DJ Hero started Solitude Studios, locked himself behind closed doors, studied, read, and practiced, producing what ever came to his mind. After several years of teaching himself the ins and outs of engineering, Hero hooked up with Huda Hudia, founder of Kaleidoscope Music, where he engineered and produced many releases to come from Kaleidoscope Music. In 2008, DJ Hero moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Denver, Colorado where he hooked up with DJ Vanish, and began Velcro City Records, as well as expanded the services of Solitude Studios to artist development, audio engineering, sound design, and mixing and mastering. Together, Hero and Vanish, work hard to provide quality dance music to the scene they love so much.
In 2010, DJ Hero was given teir one artist status on www.beatport.com, the largest distributor of digital dance music in the world, placing him in the top 20% of artist globally. 2011 proved to be a good year as DJ Hero left Velcro City Records to team up with Illeven Eleven, home to Keith MacKenzie, DJ Fixx, Curtis B, Ill DJ Chris B, DJ Infiniti, and more. Over the years, DJ Hero has worked with Huda Hudia, Dave Aude, DJ Volume, Keith Mackenzie, Ferry Corsten, Calvertron, Lazy Rich, Oh Shit!, Simply Jeff, Dave London, Tony Faline, DJ Fixx, Mars, Micky D, Messinian, Whiskey Pete, mLe, and many more.
Today Hero focuses on producing party breaks, music that he considers fun for any dance floor. DJ Hero has been influenced by Ferry Corsten, Guyver, DJ Icey, Huda Hudia, DJ Volume, Dynamixx II, DJ Dan, Armand Van Buuren, Alex Calver, along with many others. Today Hero hopes to be an influence and teacher for all those looking to find love in the music he’s come to be so close to. DJ Hero has assumed many names over the years, as he releases music of various genres. You can have a listen to his other works under names like Bruce Dickinson, Arch Nemesis, and John Bradley.
Opel specializes in conscious parties with kick ass line ups. Our intention is to use the dance community as a positive vehicle of change in the community and the world.
We believe the Bay Area dance community is in a unique position to be a catalyst for moving the greater society in a more conscious direction, in fact we feel that if we don't do this, the future looks very bleak for all of us.
We're dance enthusiasts tired of a world without substance, we're funky freaks trying to encourage some change, one party at a time.