|primary skill: DJ|
|additional skills: Producer, Vocalist - Male|
also: Electronic, R&B, Pop
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|signed to: unsigned|
|major influences: Run DMC, James Brown, Frank Zappa, Rolling Stones|
DJ Supersoul is a keen observer; a savvy wordsmith who turns his sly observations into incisive lyrics that illuminate the foibles of the human condition. On his CD debut, Mean People Suck, he embraces irony, empathy, humor, sex and compassion. The frequency for communication is WRGO, Whats really going on radio, a virtual, non-censored forum for true expression.
DJ Supersoul is the alter-ego of one Don Johnson. Growing up in Albany, New York, Johnson, whose father who was the director of the Internal Revenue Service for New York State, was educated in all white schools. 3,000 to 1, he laughs, it was not a pretty picture. When it came time for college, he chose an all-black university. Coming in with my checkered shirts and Eagles records, that didnt work either, so I came to California.
On the West coast, Johnsons facility as drummer, programmer, and vocalist crystallized with his stand-up comedy studies at UCLA. I found I could communicate in that manner without being directly offensive, he recalls. Soon, the character of DJ Supersoul was born.
In Southern California, performing alternately in music and comedy clubs, as his audiences began requesting copies of the material to take home, DJ Supersoul began recording with keyboards, samplers, vocal processing, and beats; utilizing vocal effects, choruses and other electronics to beef up the tracks. But no ProTools, he specifies, its all live. My gift is not scales, but a sense of rhythm. I try to make music everyone can dance to.
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