drumstep + wobble/bassline meets house
The history of DJ 2rip’s career in the dance music industry is hard to sum up in just a few words. For nearly two decades his music has reached coast to coast, while his performances continue to deliver a unique sentiment. His latest shows have been billed amongst some of the largest names in the industry as he has blossomed from and underground rave DJ in nineties to playing festivals boasting an attendance of over 10,000 people.
In 2004 DJ 2rip moved to Washington DC and became involved with Buzz at Nation Nightclub and Club Glow at Fur, both of which had received very positive accolades from magazines like BPM and DJ Times. Under these productions, DJ 2rip had become a resident opening & closing act for artists like Benny Benassi, MSTRKRFT, and Bad Boy Bill. Buzz sadly closed it’s doors in 2006 and in 2009, DJ 2rip felt disenchanted & left Glow.
After leaving Glow, DJ 2rip moved on to form District Ignition in Washington DC which focused on the rising genres of bass music & electro – a venture that kept him as an opening act for upcoming talent like Kill The Noize, AC Slater, Drop The Lime, John B & Reid Speed. During that same time he became a resident with Steez Promo in Baltimore, MD which placed him on lineups for each of the seasonal “Massive” parties as well as the 13,000 person sellout “Starscape Festival.”
It has been a snowball effect over the last 3 years as DJ 2rip’s touring schedule continues to fill faster & faster. In 2011 he completed over 50 shows, having played sellout performances at venues like Stratus in Phoenix, Irish Center in Pittsburgh, GBar in Tampa and Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale. With over 24,000 YouTube views, 8,300 followers on Facebook, over 4000 plays on Soundcloud and a touring schedule that has seen the year from start to finish it seems safe to say that, while he remains humble & thankful, DJ 2rip continues to push himself to the limit while gaining loyalty from fans, critics, promoters and party people across the country.