Rock N' Roll!

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In 1986, I was a young lad and to be honest that is when I really began my musical journey. Through the purchase of my first bass guitar at the Melody Shop in Prestonwood Mall and some (*what is now classic rock) songs on radio, music in films, tapes from my friends and cousin is what began the long drift down the rock n' roll highway. Funny how most of them faded on the love for music but understandable, I heard a good friend say the other day, "man, life sure does get in the way of your art."

This is my art. I have combed all these records for years and handpicked a track from each one and then put them in a order that tells a story. Back then I'd ride my bike up to Sound Warehouse and for hours just flip through the records, so many of those vinyls I drueled (*see what I did there) on can be found right here on this unmixtape. Being a broke kid I could only get one every once in awhile, but if I could have bought them all I would have and that is what this is. Now with the age of the internet and several decades later, here is the sum total of hours upon hours of listening.

Below you will find a free download link for an MP3 and a Spotify link. If you do download the file you can see the cover art and if you right click look at the lyrics tab on the iTunes file you can see the track listing. So pretend we are gonna cruise Forest Lane & White Rock Lake ina 5.0 Mustang with the t-tops off and turn this full blast for over an hour and half of maximum air guitar worthy rock n' roll action. Enjoy.

free download http://bit.ly/1QNh6Is

Spotify link http://spoti.fi/1niNCKT

I Luv U2-u Too?

I'll be honest,....by the mid 90's I had completely fallen out of love with U2. Achtung Baby was everywhere, I didn't get Zooropa (*at the time) at all, and the outfits/costumes were just too Madonna looking for me. Also at the time I was falling into extremely heavy music, so we parted ways.

But now today I listen to them more then I ever have and been revisiting these crucial albums I skipped over or maybe owned but never really really listened to or pulled apart. Today, I would say my most favorite thing about them is the lyrics, they are so artistic and well crafted, I don't think people know just how much they sing about Jesus and real true gospel concepts. Here is a BIG highlight from the Zoo TV tour, which was technically the second leg of Achtung & support of Zooropa

(Video to check out on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvRchBQbc78

The Diggers Get The Goods

As I sat back and realized that it has been 6 years since I left DFW. I have now been in the Christian music industry for 13 years. My life changing encounter with Christ happened in September of 2002 and it has been a wild ride indeed.

As a DJ I never wanted to step too or front on my beyond talented Christian DJ peers like; DJ Maj, Bobbito, Sean P., DJ Stibs, DJ Vow, DJ Promote and DJ Versatile. I love those guys and I feel it is God's gift I even get to know those cats.

One of my areas of strength as a DJ would be 'digging'. Long time ago, I heard that a good DJ knows his music, knows the parts, knows the words and knows where to drop in and drop out. Being I always wanted to be more stylistically like the rock DJ's of Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Cypress Hill, Incubus & The X-ecutioners.

My encouragement to you would be to keep digging. Keep finding out as much as you can about why certain sounds are the way they are, and don't dog a genre until you see how it's all connected.

Mad Respects,

Drue