United States of America
D.J. R.E.D. (Real Every Day) Since he was five years old Herman Orphey (D.J. R.E.D.) knew that music was his destiny. At the age of ten he went to a school party and realized that he was drawn to the deejay booth and was totally hooked. After receiving his first turntables at the age of twelve and teaching himself how to spin, D.J. R.E.D. was known as Herman “The Springer” Orphey. In 1989 (age 16), he auditioned for and was accepted as resident deejay to represent his school on WKKC radio. Throughout his career he’s graced the airwaves of different radio/internet stations across the nation such as WKKC and Smove.biz. Some his musical influences include deejays like “Fast” Eddie Smith, Mike “Hitman” Wilson, Mario “Smoking” Diaz, Ron Hardy, Lil’ Louis…just to name a few. After high school he met Paul Johnson who inspired him to start making house tracks. At the age of nineteen Herman “The Springer” Orphey released his first two records under Dance Mania Records.