CHROMATIC STATIC PRESENTS: LIVE @ MY HOUSE
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THE FULL DAY, 5 PM EST
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CHROMATIC STATIC PRESENTS: LIVE @ MY HOUSE SPECIAL EXPERIENCE - SUMMER LOVE 2020, A STORY IN 3 ACTS
The Story of Live @ My House pt. 3 (pt. 1 and 2 of the story below)
Story will be updated Sunday 2020.07.19 before the Summer Love 2020 rewind!
The Story of Live @ My House pt. 2 (pt. 1 of the story below)
In Chicago my obsession with music became clear. I spent most of every day mixing records and I'm sure the neighbors those first couple of years wanted to throw me into a sewer somewhere in the neighborhood. A lot of things happened to me while I was in Chicago, but two of them were the most important of my life. The path that I would follow after the events in Chicago would go on to define the person that I am to this day.
It was one average day where I was, literally, stepping into my car to drive "home" for the weekend and I met The Canadians. I know we think of Love at first sight as a romantic idea but let me tell you, it applies to the very best of friends as well. It was pretty much just a hello but from that moment I knew I had met a brother. I was invited up to deejay at the first of what would become MANY martini parties and went without question.
Let me step aside for a moment to explain something. What actually happened was my roommate who we'll call Ruckus was invited but he couldn't attend and I, having only met The Canadians for a moment, made the decision to attend immediately.
The point is that I had met people that I truly regarded as family and wanted to spend some more time with. Plus Toronto just felt like home to me in a way no other city ever had, or has (sorry Texas...) So I decided to go on my way to Canada and attend a year long intensive program on sound engineering and design. I loved every minute of it and I rode my bike almost every day across Toronto, my home, the city that will always be where my heart is centered. I'm sure you understand by now that I love Toronto, later it would introduce me to my wife who is my world, but we'll get there.
Once again my friends I will leave us here until the Evening.
STAY SAFE, SIT BACK, RELAX, AND ENJOY THE VIBES!!!
The Story of Live @ My House pt. 1
Our journey begins in 1999 when I decided that I wanted to be a deejay. I've always had a deep appreciation for and understanding of music. When I was given my first guitar my grandfather and I sat across from each other and he taught me how to play it. My mother would tell stories that they would listen to The Beatles and he would go into the next room and figure the song out, so I guess I was sort of born into it.
When I was 16 I got really into cars (as is my way, to become incredibly passionate about something very quickly if it interests me) and that led me to the group that would introduce me to the world of turntables and vinyl. A local enthusiast shop that I liked to frequent had some great characters and I was eventually invited to a house party, with a live deejay. As I sat there on the couch completely absorbed by house music, I thought to myself "this is what I want to do for the rest of my life".
A (very) short while later I found myself with a couple of turntables and a mixer and no idea what to do with any of it. I would eventually learn the wonders of gain staging and how to make that's already been mixed sound good, but right then I was just trying to figure out how to make sound come out at all.
Fast forward a short while and I was well on my way to making two records actually flow together and not sound like dying cats or bowling pins in the dryer. You see, "back in my day", we had to hold two records together at the same tempo using analog methods and it could be challenging at times.
I played a lot of music in those days, hours and hours a day, and really developed an understanding of how music worked and was structured. I eventually worked up the courage to begin playing for friends and then eventually at local venues. I think for a moment I was known-ish around town, but that doesn't come till much later in our story.
I decided that I wanted to go to school to study sound production, and make a bigger name for myself. The idea to move to Chicago to become a world famous deejay and study music formed in my head so after I graduated high school, off I went.
And that is where the story will stay until this afternoon.
STAY SAFE EVERYONE!!!