Baldwin Park, United States
Since the age of ten, DJ Audioptic has been mixing and cutting records on turntables -- in his room, at house parties and as he got older, at the club -- living for scratching and destroying the common perception of what a DJ was supposed to look and sound like.
Grandmaster Flash and Dj Jazzy Jeff--to name a few--were Audioptic's musical muses in the 1980s, with Hip-Hop dominating his airwaves. In the mid-1990s he was introduced to Portishead and the Trip-Hop movement, a sound that expanded his musical awareness.
Since then, Audioptic takes inspiration from everything from Public Enemy's Bombsquad to the musical conglomerate known as Massive Attack.
DJ Audioptic has been a resident DJ for the Tripnotic live events and our Podcasts since their inception.