Kansas City, United States
Cyan (Outburst) Smiles (2000+), AKA DJ Friendly (92-99)
Started DJ'ing summer of '91 at KSDB 90.1 in Manhattan, KS while studying Art at Kansas State. Summer of '92 hosted own techno radio show "Sonic Farming" - first as DJ Toad then DJ Reality. However, soon after, DJ Friendly was born.
Sonic Framing was one of the first* techno radio shows in the Midwest. Hosted and produced the show until Summer of '95 while also DJ'ing other local events, small clubs, and parties.
During early years, was best known for ambient/chill rooms. Followed the music to KC, St Louis, Chicago, and Denver. Eventually moving to Chicago in '95 to be part of the house scene. Met cool people, music and fully embraced the scene.
For today, just a "Basement DJ," but still moved by the music "in my heart and soul".
~ Nathan Sharfi
*Ray Velasquez hosted Nocturnal Transmission. '83-89 (KJHK Lawrence, KS) '90-92 (KKFI, KCMO) '93-03 (The Lazer in Lawrence, KS). A big influence and still good friend.