About: Cutups

Pittsburgh born & raised – grew up on the north side.

I started spinning records while in college at University of Pittsburgh, on WPTS, and later on pittsburgh’s electronic music pirate station Radio Free Carson. My first gigs were at parties at the Projekthaus space in Point Breeze. Founded the PBS promotion crew in 1997 with some highschool friends and did a number of events through 2000 that focused on bringing some different influences to the rave scene,from jungle & hardcore, to noise, experimental, live acts or anything else exciting at the time.

In 2001 started Wrecked, an online mailorder / distro to help promote all the electronic music i love that was hard to come by, as well as promote shows along the same lines – breakcore, experimental hardcore, idm, etc. Around the same time I joined up with a crew of like minded drum and bass fans to dj and help promote a weekly Drum and Bass night at the BBT, FUZE (renamed FUZZ in 2004).

Along the way I have voraciously collected music of many different styles and worked at mixing solid sets that touch on several different genres.

I’ve spun at mega-raves (Magic 2, Submerged 2, Onetopia, Technodrome), club nights of all styles (Groove, Balance, Ceremony, NATO, Re:Pulse, FUZZ, Ambition, Beer Rave, Shame On, Brainstorm, Bodies, Get Weird, Out of Order, Hot Mass etc.), underground shows (Ultimatum, Darkmatter, From The Gut, Destruction, Sickness, Altered States, Schizophrenia), opened for bands (Peaches, Wolf Eyes, Gravy Train, Grand Buffet, Extreme Animals, Girltalk, Daedelus, Animanaguchi, Das Racist, Glitch Mob, Gatekeeper, Martial Canterel etc.), benefit and art events (Hot House, Flux, PghBike, Living Wage Campaign, Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum, Animal Friends, New Hazlett Theater) and I’m always looking for different opportunities to play and hear great music in unique environments.

Currently I have three residencies – the monthly FAZE night, 3rd Saturdays at Eclipse where i spin drum and bass, dubstep, and occasionally idm and breakcore, the monthly LAZERCRUNK party at the Brillobox where Keeb$ and I focus on new, fun, mashed up dance tunes, and the periodic night ILLUSIONS that focuses on dark and haunting dance music from all eras.