My first paid gig as a DJ was in the basement of my Wesleyan dorm. The door fee was $1.
A few years later, I started a residency at NYC’s famed nightclub Webster Hall. Over nine years, I played almost every genre of music, from hip-hop to reggae, disco to pop, and all labels of club and dance.
When I took over Webster's 1,500+ capacity ballroom to spin EDM (complete with trapeze artists, laser beams, and a set of flying turntables), the alternative life path of a crazy global DJ became a real option. The road less traveled, right?
(And, yep, the DJ Smokey of Webster Hall’s Dance CD Vol 3 is me!)