DJWS did not grow up in an environment that typically breeds musicians. From a farm in Ohio to Motor City USA, DJWS was surrounded by country music and KISS anthems. Developing his own taste at an early age, DJWS was drawn to the now infamous underground party scene in Detroit. It was there where the beginnings of a meteoric musical career were first hatched.
DJWS found himself in Japan at the age of 17. What better place to start DJing then a foreign country? You can’t be insulted by an angry crowd if you can’t understand them. However, DJWS did not disappoint his early audience and quickly found his second home in the DJ booth.
Upon his return from Japan, DJWS continued to sharpen skills and define his own sound as an artist. Playing countless parties, bars and events, DJWS eventually became a sought after DJ in and outside of Detroit. Setting up base in Chicago, DJWS created residencies in some of the Second City’s best clubs spinning his own brand of dance, hip hop and house. Having refined and sharpened his skills, DJWS was invited to play all over the world, including Las Vegas, NYC, LA, Barcelona, London, Miami and Milan. Corporate clients like Playboy, Louis Vuitton, Google, Nike, Marc Jacobs and Guinness sought out DJWS to get their events popping. Even President Obama’s campaign new that DJWS was the right guy to make its supporters move.
In the Summer of 2010, Lady Gaga discovered what many had already known, DJWS knows how to make people dance. Hand picking him to contribute to her much-anticipated third album, Born This Way, DJWS left the booth for Gaga’s production studio. After nearly a year of writing, producing, editing and touring with Gaga, DJWS was credited as a producer and writer of nine of the twelve tracks on a number one album in the world, Born This Way.
DJWS role was elevated to Executive Producer status on Gaga’s latest creation, ArtPop where he was involved in every element of the album including producing and writing 11 of its tracks. With the success of ArtPop’s first two singles, Applause and Do What You Want (both written and produced by DJWS), he has solidified his status as a certified hit maker in the music industry.
DJWS continues to be a top priority producer and writer for Universal Music Publishing Group and slated to work with numerous top selling artists. While DJWS will undoubtedly continue to make hits for artists, he will continue to be an entity unto himself. The fun is just beginning.