DJ Brace is an old friend of mine, we used to sk8 together back in high school – we’d crank the hip hop and drive around looking for places to sk8, or parties to crash. Drank OE’s together. That old skool kind of shit. I just reconnected with him on facebook and had a AH HA! moment of “this is what facebook is really great for”. Over and above his amazing music career, he’s also a well branded individual. Even his website rocks it.
Brace has had a diverse DJ career that began over 10 years ago and features many highlights as a turntablist, producer and DJ instructor. DJ Brace has won numerous turntablist battles, including the DMC Canadian Championship in 2004 and placing 8th in the world. In 2005 Brace released a self titled LP entitled Soundbarriers, with legend-prairie rapper Gruf. Brace’s music can also be heard on the Fox TV hit Prison Break. Brace has also scored music for the CBC. Debut solo album, Nostomania, won a Juno for Best Instrumental album of 2009. Summer 2009 a 12″ Vinyl was released on ESL Music, with a Brace remix. Has DJ’d for Roxanne Shante. Brace currently resides in Montreal where he is actively composing and recording in the studio working on his solo material, collaborating with rap group Brown Bag AllStars, Ancient Astronauts, Microthol and Birdapres.
If you love music (especially DJ’s) and haven’t heard of this guy, you have to check out his site or find him on facebook!