DJ Russo
DJ Russo Derek Russo known to his friends as D-Rock, took up DJ'ing in early 2002. Coming from a live music background rather than a club or rave background, he infuses a live, raw feel into his sets. Incorporating any style of music that has an element of soul, you'll most likely hear a swampy mix of disco, funk, rock, soul, house and hip hop all mixed up in his unique form.

a little timeline...

1989 - Derek's sister lends him her Led Zeppelin 4 record. Life as he knows is altered drastically

1990 - Join's a band with friends in junior high. playing his gibson epiphone, they learn songs from Metallica and Motley Crue, culminating in an epic performace of "Fade to Black", "Enter Sandman" and "Smells LIke Teen Spirit" at the the Variety Show, freshman year of high school, O'Connell High School, Arlington VA.

1994 - A friend loans him a Phish tape and course of life is again altered for good.

1995 - 2000 - lots of phish tour, travelling around the nation fueled by improvisational magic, introduced to diverse music along the way like medeski martin & wood, zappa, tribe called quest, pavement, ween, jazz, bluegrass, etc...

2002 - buys first pair of Technics turntables, moves to New Zealand 3 months later. Lands a Saturday night radio show in Queenstown. Plays a 2 hr set on the airwaves every week; tries to talk on the mic a few times and sounds like an idiot

2004 - moves to Colorado after finally finding the music he wants to play. Inspired by dj's like harvey, francois k, the new disco revival and the local denver/boulder crew, he sets out to contribute to the world of music and dancing.....

2007 - new residency, every Saturday night at Trilogy Lounge in Boulder. the best place to dj in boulder, open minded crowd who loves to get down to good music in any shape, electro rock disco dub funk.....

2008 - more dance parties and bigger venues this year, gracing the stage at Mishawaka Ampitheatre outside Ft. Collins, CO and Cervantes in Denver, CO.

picked up an MPC 1000 and a Juno 106 analog synth to further sculpt his original Productions. Look out for more of this in 2009.......