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The Genie is an avant-garde guitarist, performer, and musical pioneer from San Francisco. He is best known to audiences for his "scratch guitar" shows, a unique form of performance involving live looping, slide guitar, and beat boxing. In 2002, The Genie made his debut in Montreal, Canada at the Montreal DMC Championships and later at the Canadian National DMC Championships. He went on to collaborate with Canadian producer, DJ Horg, and recorded his debut CD, The Genie-Rebel Music in 2002. He was signed to Montreal's High Life Music label (HLM), receiving Canadian Distribution. The Genie returned to his native San Francisco in 2004 where his performances drew attention from the local media as he continued to stun audiences with his unique style. Since that time the Genie has recorded two follow-up CDs, The Genie-Entropic (recorded live in Hawaii) and Aquadry, a collaborative side-project. The Genie’s music ranges from genres of soul, hip hop, reggae, drum n’ bass, Middle Eastern, bossa nova, and jazz. Because of his musical diversity the Genie finds fans of every generation, culture, and musical background. As a full-time performer for the past five years, the Genie has honed his skills into an elite level of performance. Guitar Player Magazine profiled the Genie in June 2007 for his distinctive guitar abilities and he was recently voted the number one performer on Current TV in a piece entitled "What is Scratch Guitar?" which aired on national TV in the US and UK.
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