May 25, 2016
Episode 84 of the Gangstercast series is brought to us by DJ Genesis. Born and raised in New York City, his passion for music was developed at an early age during the golden age of Hip Hop in the late 80s. By age 13 he had his first pair of turntables and began practicing cuttin n scratchin and mixing. By age 15, he discovered House Music listening to a mixtape graffiti legend “Niceo” was playing in his boombox. Todd Terry’s “Can U Party” was on blast and he was hooked ever since and began to explore House Music more.
By age 38, he purchased Ableton 8 and an Akai MPK 25 and started making house tunes. Legendary DJ and producer Norty Cotto signed his first track dubbed “Come On Over” to Naughty Boy Music and from that point on he’s released tracks on labels like Doin Work Records, Juiced Music, Greenhouse Music, Next Dimension Music and many more. DJ Genesis’s passion for music is as high today as it was when he was a young man hustling mixtapes in high school.
When we sat down with DJ Genesis we asked how he choose the tracks for this mix and he said, “It was tough because there was so much good house music I had to sort through. But I selected tracks that best compliment each other during the course of the mix.”
He went on to explain, "I also threw on 3 IAHG cutz that fit perfect into the mix as well as a classic DJ Sneak & DJ Dan collab (Super Juice) and a exclusive track from Loop Jacker (The Underground Piano) droppin soon on Krome Boulevard Music and from J-Fader (BlackBack [Sample That]).”