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DJ Easin-E
My passion for House music began in the summer of 1983. Although I was born and raised in Chicago, I was away at school when House music blossomed. I was taken to a party, not knowing what to expect, and wow, what a night.
I went to a spot called the “Gallery” in the south loop area of Chicago and the DJ that night was Frankie Knuckles. I had no clue who he was, but what a show he put on (when he arrived). At the beginning of the night there were three reel-to-reel tape decks that was actually playing the music. I noticed that they were synched in a way where when one reel stopped, the other would start automatically. When Frankie finally showed (between 2 & 3 am), the party took off. I was so amazed at what I heard and saw, that I just sat there in amazement the entire night.
After that night, I was convinced house music and mixing was something I needed to have in my life. My official start to DJing was the following summer, 1984. In 1988, I started a 3-year residency, playing two nights a week, in a club called Diamonds located in the south suburbs of Chicago. There, I actually played a variety of music, (R&B, Rap, Hip-House, and House).
A lot of people spin for a living, and I understand that, but I do it for the enjoyment of blending the different sounds and creating good soulful vibes.

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