Wanting to be the next Steve Vai, DIRTY started playing the guitar, but
found that he tweaked his amp knobs more than he wanked the whammy bar.
Proving to be more than just a knob fetish, DIRTY’s interest led
him in to a full fledged career in sound engineering by age 19.
Based in San Francisco, DJ/Producer/Sound Designer, "DIRTYHERTZ",
is a musician in every sense of the word and shows no real signs of slowing
down. He continues to make waves with his sought after productions, his
impressive sound design repertoire and his versatile DJ soundscapes.
DIRTY’s impressive slew of original productions and remixes vary
from his emotional downtempo compositions to warm musical and grimey dance
beats. His records can be found in the boxes of some of the biggest DJs
in the world (Paul Van Dyk, Digweed, Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, Dave Seaman,
Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Desyn Masiello and Doc Martin etc.).
Having numerous top 10 hits on the Balance Record Pool charts, his extensive
discography reaches beyond releases on electronic labels to radio, video
games and film.
DIRTY’s DJ sets range from deep house, breaks, progressive to banging
trance which always include his sought after white label originals. His
unique style and diverse sound allows him to play from outdoor festivals
like LoveFest, Burning Man to parties like Spundae to art and fashion
shows on some of the biggest dancefloors in San Francisco. His residencies
include the world famous 1015 and the legendary End Up with special guest
appearances at Ruby Skye, Mezzanine, Mighty and the Supperclub.
Such talent and versatility has enabled him to play alongside global DJs
such as Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Darude, D:fuse, Boy George, and
Jerry Bonham. He also DJed Tiesto’s birthday party in L.A.
2006 (how many djs ever get to that?). Most recently, he was asked to
play at the SF Museum of Modern Art for the opening party Drawing Restraint
9, a film by Matthew Barney starring Matthew and Bjork. With his
natural signature style of playing dirty, DIRTYHERTZ has been able to
broaden his appeal with regular appearances from Mexico to NYC.
Before every one claimed to be a computer musician, DIRTYHERTZ was already
designing sounds for the most well known synthesizer manufacturers in
the world. He has designed sounds and programmed patches for E-Mu’s
Audity 2000, Proteus 2000, Xtreme Lead 1 and the heavyweight sampler E-4XT
Ultra. He’s also programmed sound patches for Kurzweil’s most
prestigious sampler K-2600. In addition, he has composed music and
designed sounds for companies such as: Apple computer (iTunes, Quicktime
5 and iMac), Big Fish Audio (one of the largest sample distributors),
Konami Video Games (Dance Dance Revolution), Sound Ideas (largest f/x
company in the world), Mtv and NASA to name a few.
Need to say more?
Look out for DIRTYHERTZ because this is just the beginning!
For more DIRT go to www.dirtyhertz.com