Dj Phat’s™ passion for music started at a very young age, when his mom turned on the radio in the car, no matter which format was playing, he knew what song it was and would sing along. A family visit to Florida changed his path towards music for life back in 1996. “Waking up to Dj’s mixing live on the radio was just insane, what better way to start your day!” Immediatley after returning from his trip, he tracked down the local music equipment shop and bought a full DJ set up. Next stop was Wide Angle Records where Phat met his new mentor and partner Brother Jules.
Together they started a promotional company (Nocturnal Street Promotions) that handled accounts such as; Bad Boy Entertainment, Rawkus, Hugo Boss, Miramax Films, SRC, Twizm, and Interscope Records just to name a few. Jules paved the streets for Phat by letting him open up each and every party or event for him. Eventually Phat started throwing his own parties mainly in the Asian community and started to have a great following. Renting out party rooms, restuarants, and other small venues just to get his name out there and establish himself with his style and creations. Finding and expressing himself through music lead Phat to land his first club gig at Daddy Rocks in downtown Minneapolis where he went from one night to four nights and remained there until they closed their doors four years later. During that time, Jules handed down the responsibilities of running the Minnesota Street Jocks Record Pool out of Wide Angle Record Store. Finally his talent was recognized and Dj Phat™ was given the opportunity to become part of the Beatmaster Mixshow Dj’s live on KTTB B96.3FM in Minneapolis. He had been a part of the team for 4 years and then he was asked to do the “Fly Mixx” on the Tone E. Fly Morning Show on B96.
The “Fly Mixx” aired twice every morning on the B96 airwaves and through their live internet stream reaching a 300 thousand plus audience. The “Fly Mixx” was on for one year strong. Dj Phat™ has rocked many concerts and has opened up for artists such as; Juelz Santana, Bun-B, Wiz Khalifa, Tech N9ne, Jin, Charice, Kaci Battaglia, Miguel, Ellis One, Rock-n-Roll, and Jon B. He has continued to Dj at local clubs in Minnesota including; Myth, Visage, Karma, Epic, Haters, Jersey’s, NV, Elixir, Trocaderos, Valentino’s, Biff’s Sports Bar and The Basement. He also does a live kickboxing class with a 100+ attendees 6 times a year at Life Time Fitness. Whether it’s in the club or on the radio you can always catch Dj Phat™ boldy expressing his raw emotions the only way he knows how – through music!