Founder of "Live At The Dojo" (Music Group) www.liveatthedojo.com Co-Founder of the Northern California "Beat Swap Meet" www.beatswapmeet.com Website: www.iamdjflow.com Residencies/Highlights: 330 Ritch (San Francisco) 111 Minna (San Francisco) SOM Bar (San Francisco) Blush Ultra Lounge (Sacramento) Social (Sacramento) Crash Mansion (NYC) The Manifest (Hawaii) Commercial/Corporate: World of Dance Tour Hot Import Nights Puma Verizon Pepsi Beats by Dre ...Read more
Co-Founder of the Northern California "Beat Swap Meet"
330 Ritch (San Francisco)
111 Minna (San Francisco)
SOM Bar (San Francisco)
Blush Ultra Lounge (Sacramento)
Crash Mansion (NYC)
The Manifest (Hawaii)
World of Dance Tour
Hot Import Nights
Beats by Dre
FLOW is originally from Fairfield California, but currently resides in Sacramento. For the past 10 years, when not in the studio, FLOW has been up & down the left coast continuing to push his name and spread the word of good music. Whether it be by way of producing mixtapes, live mix shows, in studio production or even as part of a band, FLOW has continued to carry the tradition of what it is to be a DJ.
Growing up in a household that found importance in exposing the family to different types of music & around a community which offered plenty of opportunity for the youth to get involved with music, FLOW became a musician at a very early age. From playing piano as a child to joining the school band as a percussionist, FLOW learned the foundations of what would later become his niche as a DJ & producer.
At the age of 15, even before he bought his first set of turntables FLOW bought an early version of ACID PRO in hopes to begin making music. At that point from studying the different uses of this program, FLOW was able to learn & grasp the concept of mixing songs together to create continuous mixes. Through this discovery and with the early advancement of technology, FLOW had began distributing these mixtapes in CD form throughout his high school and to all his friends out of his backpack. By selling these tapes he was finally able to buy his own set of turntables.
Fortunately FLOW grew up in an area which had many likeminded individuals, looking to further promote themselves within the hip-hop culture. After about a year of spreading mixtapes and playing small events around town, crews & promoters began to take notice. Through local production companies PSV & FK, FLOW had began representing beyond the city limits playing at B-Boy competitions, MC Battles, Club Events, Concerts etc. From the Bay Area to the Sacramento Valley even down to LA, at the age of 16 FLOW had already began to pay dues and had been exposed to the current scene.
During this time before the days of Serato, FLOW came in as part of the last generation of DJ's to spin vinyl. From rocking clubs to spinning breaks to dropping instrumentals for MC's, FLOW was forced to remain a student in all genres of music. Through the art of digging for records & his background as a musician and percussionist, FLOW made an easy transition to also becoming a producer.
In 2004 while going off to college & moving into a then unknown area of Sacramento, FLOW was able take the time to learn the craft of chopping records and making beats. After a year of stacking up an arsenal of beats and steadily working in a local studio, further learning his craft, FLOW came across a local MC Uptown Swuite. Being from an area with everyone having a similar sound from Uptown's mixtape, FLOW saw the potential in this artist and wanted to try and collaborate. The two came together in the studio later that year and have been making music as a group ever since under the name "CITY LIGHTS".
At this point, by having his hands in all different aspects of DJing, FLOW's resume continued to build. In college FLOW persued the opportunity of college radio and for 2 years hosted his own show at Sacramento State (KSSU) as well as UC Davis (KDVS). With his continued affiliation w/ production company Plus Sign Vibes, the shows went under the name of PSV RADIO. This eventually led to expanded networks within the Sacramento area & progressed to hosting mixtapes for local artists & promoting local events. In 2008 by building his name & reputation within the community, FLOW was invited to become a part of the Hi-Life's, a band who was the background behind local artist and def poet Dahlak, who had been getting worldwide exposure and acclaim. Being a part of performing arts group iLL-Literacy, Dahlak had invited the band to back them up on a national tour in the winter of 2008. As both a DJ & musician FLOW was able to contribute mulitple talents to the already established group and had the honor of joining them on the Natural Electricity Tour. From Atlanta to Philly to NY to Boston, FLOW was given the opportunity to travel and further expose himself beyond the limits of California.
Without taking the path of a Kanye or an Alchemist, FLOW is still a fulltime student at Sacramento State University looking to get his BA in Business Marketing. With all his past experience and current endevours, FLOW looks to continue his momentum building his resume and h