How did Cuerators come to be?
I remember sitting in my apartment in Cape Verde, where I was living and working for a couple of years. King Hippo and I used to just trade links to grooves back and forth on gChat. He was keeping me on top of what was happening back stateside, and I was sharing with him some things I was finding while living abroad….Not that that was much different than what we always did when I was living in Chicago – we used to share links to music all day. But it was about the time that we had the realization that we should probably share our growing list of grooves with the rest of the folks who were interested. Fast forward a couple days from there, and we were rocking.
How did you get involved with DJing & Music Production?
I first got into DJing back like freshman year of college where I hosted a radio show on WMUC (College Park, Md.). That led to me DJing a ton of parties, and events around that area – and also led me to build some relationships with several MC’s which ultimately got me into the production side of things. Living in Chicago, is where I met up with Scott Freebass and did most of my production work under the Soundprophets label.
Where have you DJed?
After college I moved to Chicago where I’ve been able to play in quite a few places. Subterranean, Darkroom, Beat Kitchen, Silver Room, Coles (to name a few), and also a bunch of parties and galleries. While living in Cape Verde I had weekly residencies at Zion and Kebra Kabana.