I have been djing since I was 14 years old after hearing Rapper's Delight. I have always heard rearrangements of songs in my head. WBLS, WRKS and WKTU of NYC in the early 80s inspired me with Club music and remixes. Tom Moulton, Walter Gibbons, Tee Scott, Tony Humphries and Larry Levan were my introductions to remixes for the dancefloor on wax/vinyl. Even as a young deejay, I always wanted to a give different spin on the current music of the time. I love all kinds of music but R&B, Jazz and Gospel are my wheelhouse of styles.
The mid 80s thru 90s gave me more House Music influences like Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Roger Sanchez, CJ MacKintosh, Heller & Farley, K-Klass, Full Intention, Masters at Work, MK, Todd Terry, Blake Baxter, Steve Silk Hurley, E-Smoove, Maurice Joshua. Kevin Saunderson, Grant Nelson, Blaze, Osunlade, Black Science Orchestra, Marques Wyatt, Murk Boys, Na'eem Johnson, John Robinson, Winston Jones, Boyd Jarvis, Timmy Regisford, Todd Edwards, etc.