. Since I was a young Brooklyn, N.Y. child, in the early 1970's, I have been influenced by many different genres of music and I always wanted to be a DJ. I clearly remember privately mimicking what DJs did when I was kid with my "Close and Play" record player and regular turntable "mixing" 45 records in my room. Unsatisfied with the result, I used to watch the local DJs in the Crown Heights area and always knew in the back of my mind that it was one of the things I wanted to do, despite everything else that was going on in my teenage years.
Yeah, I appreciated the regionally famous Dj's such as Grandmaster Flash, Kool Dj Red Alert and Larry Levan, but they never knew that I existed. That's why I really used to admire the older jocks in my neighborhood such as DJ Juice, DJ Shamar, Bruce "Carisma" Robinson (Cleremont Lounge and Club Serenes) Greg Myers, DJ Grandmaster Flowers, DJ Shango, QJ SImpson, DJ "Dennis" and DJ Skeeter (Lefferts JHS Park), because I could relate and felt connected to them personally, as well as my peers, "TD Disco" which consisted of DJ's Deron Snyder with Tyrone and Terry Perkins, DJ Lance and MC Scorpio (From President Street), Supreme and Unique, DJ Vincent, Barton Adams, Gary Daniels, Chuck, DJ Mario (Talk of the Town) and many others.
Where I lived at the time (which was a Co-Op in Brooklyn), did not allow me the luxury of having DJ equipment because of the noise and close quarters (and no real job), so I had to defer my dreams for a period of time, not to mention that my mother wasn't having it. So I focused on studying traditional art in school as well as bombing subway cars with graffiti. But as soon as I moved out on my own in the 80's, I started slowly growing and building my equipment and record collection. When I put enough records together to learn my craft, I started to get gigs locally, This is when I met Henry Lasgiddie Akinnouye at a textile firm in Manhattan N.Y., where we worked in the mailroom, and we became fast friends and collaborated musically for a number of years until we both branched out on our own.
In the late 80's and early 90's, my oldest brother, Stephen Fountain, who was a stalwart supporter, introduced me to Willie Wall who is a legendary promoter (Wall, Fuller, Load Project/ Friends for Life/ Panorama), Remixer and producer (Family Prayer/ Deep Down etc.) who listened to my mixtape, liked what he heard and gave me the opportunity to play at many of his parties in Brooklyn and Manhattan, N.Y. with Ozkar Fuller, Jason Load, John Robinson, Donna Edwards and DJ Eric "E-Man" Clark. Willie also gave me the opportunity to play with the popular Brooklyn DJ Bruce"Carisma" Robinson at the Clermont Lounge on Dekalb Ave. in Brooklyn, N.Y. This exposure afforded me the opportunity to play at gigs all over Brooklyn and at clubs such as Franks Lounge, Roystons, 2 Steps Down, Clermont Lounge, as well as many small clubs in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I've even thrown a few parties of my own that was successful. Up until this day, I still dont know what they saw in me back then, when i was playing with two Gemini - plastic - Belt drive turntables.
Right now I'm an Award winning DJ (OCAA Best DJ Award 2013/14/15) who happens to be a Stage 4 Lung cancer survivor living in North Carolina, Djing at a some local Clubs ( The Post, Benchwarmers, Firewater Salisbury, NC. Whitehouse Charlotte, NC) Running a growing Mobile DJ and Lighting Busines and honing my skills as a DJ/Remixer. Ive been blessed to work with Popular DJs and Club owners here in Charlotte, NC as well, like my friend Stacey Blackman (Formerly of V101.9 now with 92.7, 105.3) Tracy Taylor, DJ Spin (Club Myxx), and Charlotte NC promoter "Kitch". Im available for bookings throughout the region and can be reached 24/7 at 704-797-6877. Thanks for reading.