DJ Profile: DJ Blaine
By Out.com Editors
East Coast, West Coast and deep in the heart of Texas, DJ Blaine has spun his way around the globe with an uplifting, sexy and energetic style of electronic and vocal house music. Consistently reading his audience, Blaine satisfies their cravings with hooks, samples and layers of intricately woven high octane vocals, tribal beats and big room electronic sounds.
Spinning cities from North American to Australia, Blaine has held residencies in San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Antonio and Washington, DC. As resident DJ at the famed Dallas Eagle, DJ Blaine produces his “RELEASE” party every first Saturday of the month. A faithful following of the Bear community has led Blaine to headline the largest bear events in the country.
At the top of his game and over 25 years in the music business, Blaine has evolved with the various formats used in dj’ing and has always considered “the music” as the most important aspect of the spinning process. “ I still hold on to boxes of 45 rpm records from my early days. I’ve used sampled sounds from those records in productions and am so glad I always held on to them.”
Growing up in South Louisiana he began collecting records at an early age. With a love for R&B, some of his early musical influences include Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, The Supremes, Jackson5, Al Green, O’Jays, Isley Brothers, Jeffrey Osborne and Teddy Pendergrass.
This down to earth DJ is always looking for ways to challenge himself. In 2004 Blaine joined creative forces with DJ Erik Thoresen aka "Hefty Lefty" of Dallas, to form "DJ Blaine meets Hefty Lefty".In 2006 DJ Blaines work with Los Angeles producer Peter Barona yielded two Billboard registering remixes. Blaine has received increased recognition and top 40 charting success for working with recording artist such as Abigail, Jeanie Tracy, Vicki Shepard, Pepper Mashay, Lane McCray and Rachael Panay.
Blaine is currently in the studio producing and remixing with DJ Erik Thoresen under the pseudonym “Durtyleg”.
A complete discography of DJ Blaines remixes, original productions and mashups can be found on the soundcloud website and djblaine.com.
Podcast can be found at Podomatic and ITunes.
Bookings: Houston Andrews ([email protected])