Formerly one of the original members of the Adidas Originals “In-Store DJ Crew”, PHAZE moved on to mixing at PUMA’s flagship store in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown area as the premier In-Store DJ. However, due to the increasing demand for his talent, PHAZE had no choice but to take a hiatus. His ability to appeal to an international audience has launched him into residencies at nationally and internationally recognized clubs in Baltimore-Washington, DC metro area.
Sharing stages with artists such as New Edition, India.Arie, Eric Roberson, Jaguar Wright and PJ Morton has been just a few of the highlights of his career. Adding to his list of credits, PHAZE, as part of the Gypsy Soul family, produced, engineered and mixed “The Ear Candy Chronicles Mixtapes” powered by Gypsy Soul & Briclyn Entertainment. The mixtapes (Vol.1 & 2) feature numerous independent artists from throughout the United States who are on the verge and noteworthy.
Keeping busy on the DJ circuit, PHAZE has been in constant rotation between Washington, DC, New York City and Atlanta. In Baltimore, he has played with the popular Jazzy Soul Collective Tour featuring Eric Roberson, Angela Johnson and Anthony David. Continuing from where he first set pace, PHAZE has mixed for The Friday Night Jazz Club on Morgan State University Radio WEAA 88.9 FM hosted by 2Tru & Drea. Not stopping there, he also held sway over the crowd at the annual African American Heritage Festival 2009 & 2010. Following the theme of festivals, PHAZE hit the bustling musical hot spot that is New York City! He was the opening act at two shows for The City Parks Foundation, one for Slick Rick; the other for Lisa Lisa of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam. Despite his demanding schedule, he finds the time to produce his bi-weekly podcast (http://djphazecast.com), which is downloaded globally. He’s also the former Resident DJ for http://grownfolksmusic.com and http://www.musicaddikts.com; has been featured as a Soulbounce.com Mixologist… all of which are highly regarded blogs/sites in the Soul movement.
Most recently, PHAZE migrated to Germany and graced venues in Munich and surrounding cities in Bavaria. While there, he secured syndication of his radio show/mix entitled, “Soul Siesta” on Banglounge.FM. Now back in the United States, PHAZE continues his activities as a tastemaker and proliferator of good music.
DJ PHAZE truly believes that music is a universal language & is one of very few things that unite people as a whole. He likes to live by the motto of the late great Bob Marley, “One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain…” and tries to reach the masses with infectious rhythms & beats, so all can feel the joy of music in their souls.
DJ PHAZE continues to prove that he is one of the most qualified DJ’s & best-kept secrets in the Baltimore/Washington, DC metropolitan area. His ability to connect with music lovers of all walks of life is what motivates this artist. Keep an ear out; he’s just getting warm!