Syrinx grew up in the era of the old-school mix shows, and began to
learn how to mix beats and songs together on vinyl records! Then years
later, when CDs came out, he started to go out and hit the clubs.
Living in Cleveland, OH, while the Flats were the place to go, Syrinx
had spun at Fagen’s, Jimmy’s, and The Attic. Add in a couple hotel
lounge gigs and two years of cosmic bowling nights, and he really
started to master his skill as a mixologist.
Now at a new home on the radio, Syrinx is bringing you a retro-style
mix show that’s a shot of old classics, a splash of new hits, and
garnished with party flavor – every week on THE TIME WARP!
And yes, that show title is a reference to The Rocky Horror Picture
Show. Syrinx has been a cast member of The Fishnet Mafia, which is the
official RHPS shadowcast of Columbus, OH, since 2005. He also makes
the pre-show mixes that get played before every show.
Before taking the stage, he has been in various bands and currently
does websites and public relations for various organizations.
You can follow Syrinx on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Syrinx
An education in Chicago’s house music history is deep in such institutions as The Warehouse, WBMX, and Grammaphone Records where many legends and renowned DJs learned their craft. DJ/producer Doc Link is no exception. Fascinated as a child by his older brother’s vinyl collection and later the club sets of Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Gene Hunt, and Ron Hardy, Doc Link inevitably launched his own DJ career in 1987. His versatility and interest in genres ranging from soul and house to raw funk allowed Doc to develop a signature style of DJ’ing, mixing new and old, often including his own re-edits and versions of popular tracks. This dedication earned Doc Link a sterling reputation in his home city of Chicago and led to numerous appearances and gigs across the country.
As with most DJs and music obsessives, Doc found himself intrigued by the art of production and quickly set down that path. His production credits are as varied as his musical taste, including stints behind the mixing board for hip hop and soul acts and even creating jingles for Chicago urban radio stations. Soon he ventured into house remixing, and it was a winning collaboration with friend Roy Davis Jr. on “Dance Shake” that further propelled Doc Link into the limelight. Continued collaborations with Davis Jr. as well as a production alliance with Malik Alston for the classic “Back 2 Chicago” on King Street cemented Doc’s place in house music. In a major move, Doc Link formed Liberate Recordings in 2006 with fellow DJ/producer EMan, Liberate has given Doc even more chances to excel with the freedom to release his music unhindered by another label’s restraints.
Still, it’s behind the decks where Doc Link shines the brightest. His DJ sets are energetic, raw, and completely from the soul. With a love and knowledge of music as deep as his, Doc Link’s sets act as intricate statements on the history of house as he’s experienced it and a reflection on where it’s all going. Says Doc, “I knew i wasn’t just a listener when I started to hear the breaks, hooks, and melodies in the record when I wasn’t playing music.” Such attention to the music permeates Doc Link’s sets as well as his own tracks, making for a deeper experience on dancefloors everywhere.
Attention all passengers: Prepare for a wild landing.
You’re about to enter the Bermudez triangle.
This is where the melody hits your chest like a crashing wave, where the pulsing bass rocks your head like a hurricane, and where – get ready!- you’ll be lost forever in the sea of the dance floor.
Joe Bermudez is your guide on this head-trip, and he knows just where to take you. The Boston based international DJ has emerged as one of the hottest talents on the global club scene, a sonic triple threat that brings the goods: the sound, the look, and the (lack of) attitude.
Whether he’s spinning live at clubs, remixing for the biggest names in music (Britney, Justin, Janet and just about anyone else you know by first name alone), or just sitting back and looking damn pretty, Bermudez has amassed a worldwide following for his seamless sets, pitch perfect productions, and willingness to play to the crowd: not his ego.
“By starting in radio, I learned how to program music for the masses,” explains Bermudez. At just 18 years old, on his own and without a paycheck, he was ballsy enough to walk into a local radio station and demand they hire him.
Lucky for the rest of us, they listened.
And while he hasn’t left radio behind, today Joe is the one being pursued; he’s got a weekly, national show on XM satellite radio, for starters.
But most importantly, his introduction to the music world set his expectations high and his ear planted firmly to the floor.
“By having a bigger audience from the start, I quickly learned how to keep a lot of people happy with what I play,” says Bermudez. “Even in my underground mixes, there’s an element of pop that attracts people who normally wouldn’t listen to the genre.”
A refreshing lack of pretense, and his willingness to cross genre boundaries has been hugely influential in Bermudez’ meteoric rise throughout the ranks of international DJs. Most recently, he released Mass Movement, his first artist compilation album for Nervous Records. The album spotlighted his boundary-defying skills and diversity in electro, house, and synthesized his ear for complex club jams with radio-friendly dance. The result was a smash album that earned Bermudez a 2007 International Dance Music Award (IDMA) nomination alongside Tiesto and Paul Van Dyk.
Indeed, 2007 was a major year for Joe: He was named one of the Top 20 DJs in the country by DJ Times (besting even legendary names like Junior Vasquez, Roger Sanchez and Felix da Housecat), and nominated for a second IDMA for Best Radio Mix Show DJ alongside Pete Tong. He’s also continued to churn out remixed and productions for major industry names, adding name upon name to his list of heavy-hitting clients.
And then, of course, there are those baby brown eyes.
Besides his killer club music, Bermudez’ look and personality are also a big part of the attraction. Like the music he spins, the DJ is warm and approachable, high energy and always ready for a good time. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that flocks of female fans (and hey, more than a few guys) swoon over Bermudez’ physical attributes. Even a simple Google search turns up more than a few remarks of the “what a hottie!” “soooo cute” and “OMG I LIKE TOTALLY LUV HIM LOL” variety.
Still, whether it’s his victories in the DJ booth or success with the ladies, Bermudez takes it all in stride.
“It’s all about the music for me,” says Bermudez. “I love being able to see the world by spinning at clubs all over the globe. But all I need is a crowd that loves what I’m doing. To keep them moving all night long, that’s the greatest perk of all.”
Perk up, baby. The audience is listening.
New York City’s Gene Serina began his career in the music industry during the age of Doo Wop music as a member of the Styles vocal group recording back to back hits “School Bells to Chapel Bells” and “Sentimental Reasons” on the Roulette Records subsidiary label Josie Records, and remained an active recording artist through the mid-60s.
With the Disco era exploding in the 70s, Gene took on the name “Mean Gene the dancing Machine” and began DJ’lng at New York City clubs “the Vasmay Lounge”, “Godfather’s”, “The Latin Palace” and on radio station WHBI – FM. In the early 80′s Mean Gene bought both the Latin Palace and Godfather’s nightclubs, enjoying several successful years.
In the early 90′s Gene formed his current company – Serina Promotions, a company contracted by record labels to promote new releases to Record Pools, Billboard Reporters, College Radio, Radio Mix Shows, and to both domestic and International commercial radio stations.