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2023 Artists

DJ Loctgruv

Saturday 10/7 at 6:00AM

DJ Loctgruv

Flashback to 1986 listening to Little Louie Vega and Glen Friscia mixing up a stew of styles on Hot 103 (before it was Hot 97), running house and freestyle records like they were hip-hop records. Remixers like Shep Pettibone, Chris Barbosa, Flood, Kevin Saunderson, Francios K, Justin Strauss, David Morales, and SAW were big influences as well. Loctgruv took notes throughout high school while schooling on New Order, Jody Watley, Depeche Mode, The Beastie Boys, NY Radio, freestyle and classic early house and techno. Projects ensued; a stint on the radio during college, a move to Philly, some Philly club residencies, (ENVY, Swanky Bubbles, Proto Lounge, Valanni, Lounge 125, Silk City, Fluid) induction into Tigerhook Corp., and a record for Bosh that garnered positive reviews in iDJ and DJ Magazine (UK). Jez Torrance of iDJ described the sound as melancholic, spiritual and even “spatial, luscious and downright beautiful.” Consistently Loctgruv has always been a bedroom dj at heart, makin music for the head as well as the dancefloor, hiding out in the shadows of his home, thinking about taking over the world with housemusic. Loctgruv is a self trained multi-instrumentalist who plays the guitar, bass, drums, decks and synths and has not only been a dj for a long time but has contributed to and fronted a few bands over the years as well. , Dj Loctgruv and Bitchin' Gruvs label aliases Loctgruv Soul Project, The Funky Shadow, Lipstick, Kilobyte Kids, Funkeaters, Skrapalitas, The Teknishun, The Past Master, and Gettoblasta can be found online in music stores like iTunes, Beatport, Spotify, and Amazon and other sites.

Affiliations: Tigerhook Corp.