Chicago native Scend combines his eclectic taste, turntablist skills, and smooth blending capabilities with his dynamic personality to consistently provide his listeners an unforgettable experience through his mixes. From house to hip-hop to soul, Scend’s music has graced the speakers of many different venues and festivals across the city. At every event, Scend truly tailors his routine to the vibe of the crowd. He is a firm believer in knowing the audience and maintaining the energy. This is how he has managed to become one of Chicago’s favorite DJ’s. And in a city where the fans are harder to please than the media, this is truly an accomplishment.
In his many years as a DJ, Scend has built up an exceptional resume of festival/event bookings and residencies throughout Chicago. He is known mostly for his work as co-owner of DJs Are Not Jukeboxes; a Chicago-based advocacy group focused on progressing music culture and education. In addition, Scend recently celebrated his 4 year anniversary as host for the famed indie radio show, The Hip Hop Project. In 2013, Scend was invited to join the elite group of DJ instructors at Jam Master Jay's Scratch DJ Academy as a Teacher’s Assistant and within a year was promoted into the full time position as an Instructor.
Despite all he’s accomplished in the last 15 years, Scend stays humble and down-to-earth – another reason why he is a crowd favorite. With every scratch and every blend he truly plays for the fans and the love of music.