|DJ Herbie James||
|At the age of one I received, from my grandfather, my first record player, and a stack of 45s. Once my grandfather found that I loved records so much, they continued to feed the fire. One player would wear out...and he would buy me another better one. That short stackhas long since, turned into a wall of vinyl and CDs over thirty feet, floor to ceiling. (“Not to mention the now five hard drives full of waves and mp3's.”) Once a collector....always a collector.
Out of high school, my love of music led me to a degree in piano and jazz composition at the University Of Southern Mississippi. “I still enjoy playing the piano, everything from Ragtime (*slow drags are my faves,) to some romantic Classics.” Following my education, I moved to Madrid, Spain, where for the next three years, I played piano in jazz and funk bands. Returning to the United States and settling in South Florida, I pursued a music career performing on keyboards in a ten piece disco show band.
After hours I could be found hanging out on the dance floors of all the big dance clubs available here in south Florida. Always drawn to the newest and the funkiest of the Dj’s spinning there. I’m still drawn to intelligence on the dance floor. I Will Always spin a positive and uplifting message in my music choices. “ Mad Respect to All creative DJs.”
|It didn’t take me long, and I bought my own gear and honed my skills playing house parties. Showing off my love and happiness in the music; it wasn’t long, that I accepted my first residency, at the renowned Marlin Beach Hotel. Never looking back, other notorious residencies followed, one after another.
I’ve also been blessed with many great events along the way and have moved the masses at incredible parties such as “Renaissance” at Viscaya, “Summer Splash” at Seaworld; at Klub Kaos (opening for Crystal Method,) and at the Delano Hotel (spinning along side with Armand Van Helden.) My sound has been heard at celebrated South Florida clubs including Liquid, Twist, Salvation and Warsaw Ballroom. And I'll never forget the legendary events such as the “Mineshaft” party during Miami’s Winter party, and the “Leather Masked Ball” and “Muscle Beach” for Miami’s White Party. More recently has been "White Starz" @ Park West White Party 2008 and "Five Ring Circuit" @ Discotekka Winter Party 2009. In March of 2012 I will be spinning for Winter Party at the "Sweat" event.
Currently, I am in residence at the Ramrod in Fort Lauderdale, and one of the favored spin-miesters to the muscled and leather glitterati of South Florida. I am continuing to explore and create music, using the new cyber tools available. My energies have guided me into the production of dance music, and I am using Ableton Live to create my own originals and remixes.
I will always bring an uplifting, positive message to my crowd. Usually with a sexy beat. So try to think soulful, groovy bass line driven house music, meets, hard, head bobbin’, electronic, progressive, tribal energy; "If you need a label," and you might have a handle on my music.
It’s called the Herbicidal Sexualness! And I hope you get to Xperience it on a floor near you soon.
Love all around,