Hello friends! Welcome to my new blog!
I‘d like to use this first blog post to introduce myself to those that may not know me, and show some appreciation for my life story.
Most of my memories as the human that I am today start when I was adopted at age 5, from which I grew up as a Star Wars nerd in the heart of Silicon Valley, California.
My biological family on my mother’s side is all from Costa Rica, and my biological family on my father’s side is all from Russia. Two ethnicities I have always been proud of.
I graduated from high school in Mountain View, California and attended college at the University of California Santa Barbara, where I first connected with my good friends in Rebelution.
The art of deejaying took hold of me in January of 2007 when I realized that I could use my laptop to DJ. That was over 12 years ago now, when I bought my first mixer and just one turntable. My first regularly paid gig was at the local bowling alley in Santa Barbara: Zodos. I actually landed the gig because I was on the UCSB bowling team for the 2 years prior! I continued on to deejay for local bars and nightclubs, friend’s parties, Greek life, weddings… I never declined a gig!
Then in 2013 my good friend Braelyn Davis introduced me to Marley D Williams of Rebelution, and all 3 of us decided to make a life jump from Santa Barbara to San Diego. That introduction and the decision to move to a new city was the spark that fired up my touring career with Rebelution, and now here I am 6 years later and the sky is hardly the limit!
Special shoutouts to my older brother who first showed me what good music meant. To my parents for not killing me when I told them I wanted to be a DJ full time after college. To my friends in college, the Nightowl crew, and my Santa Barbara family for supporting my crazy aspirations and putting up with 21 year old Drackle (drunk-Mackle), as well as my Rebelution and Hill Kid family for building my life experience from a local DJ to the touring artist I am today.
But perhaps even most important of all, a shoutout to YOU, the listener, that makes all of it matter.
I look forward to many more sometimes hard, sometimes ugly, always worth while experiences along this musical journey. Here’s to hoping that you are part of that journey.
Thank you for being a listener and for making it all matter. The future looks bright ya’ll! Cheers!