San Francisco, United States
In 1994 he landed a residency with prolific Bay Area DJs Julius Papp and Rick Preston at a party called Soul’d Out. In ’96 and through to ’98 he played a residency at San Francisco nightlife staple DNA Lounge. In 1998 Billy put his varied tastes to work when he set out to promote his own events, Groove Connection, Elevated Soul, Subculture and Electrik Mayhem. During the heady ‘90s his tastes extended from Masters At Work and Mood II Swing on the NY garage side to Derrick Carter’s Chicago bump and Ritchie Hawtin’s stark, acidic, minimalism.
More recently he has taken that adventurous sensibility and applied it to his newly established label, Handmade Recordings. From here on Billy hopes to be able to fulfill his dream of sharing his musical influences — his dad’s jazz records, his uncle’s guitar playing and three decades of dance music — with audiences in the Bay Area and beyond.