— Going back to your early raving days, can you tell us when you fell in love with electronic music?
— Great question! I love telling people how I got into the whole scene. Back in high school I had a crush on this girl who I started talking to. She was always a bit different than the others. One day she asked me if I wanted to check out this party with her. Of course I said yes, little did I know my whole life was about to change. I still remember this night like it was yesterday. It was at an old theater downtown and I had no idea parties like this even existed, I was 16 at the time. Soon as we walked in, I was hit in the face with the smell of fog machine juice, Vicks vapor rub, and bass! It was a sensory overload with all the lights, music and vibes. That night the headliners were Bad Boy Bill and DJ Dan. At the time, I had heard some dance music from downloading songs online, but I had no idea about this side of the scene/culture. Needless to say, that night altered my entire mind state. As cliche as it sounds, I left that party knowing what my sole purpose on this planet was.
I went as far as moving to Chicago to get closer to the house scene, and that's where things started to get really exciting. I would frequent raves and underground parties and was exposed to so many DJs and music. So many DJs were coming in and out of that town that I got a chance to see and hear it all. The club and underground scene at the time was ripe and I was loving every minute of it.