Bio

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A 26 year veteran of the music industry, Platurn has traveled the world many times over bringing quality music to multiple corners of the globe. With a client list that includes Red Bull, Toyota, Adidas, Pixar, Monster Cable, MTV, and the Golden State Warriors to name a few, he’s built a reputation as a music man with vision plus a deep sense of community, and in turn preserving crucial aspects of DJ and music culture. Founder of the Oakland Faders and The 45 Sessions, he has solidified himself as a force to be reckoned with in the ever changing entertainment industry landscape.

Career highlights include:

*Performances worldwide including engagements in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Canada, Central & South America, Scandinavia, and countless venues throughout the United States and his home base of Northern California.

*Played alongside some of the biggest names in the industry including De La Soul & DJ Maseo, Prince Paul, Prince, A-Trak (Fools Gold), Grandmaster Flash, George Clinton, Janelle Monae, Z-Trip, Fishbone, Quest Love (The Roots), DJ Premier (Gang Starr), MF Doom, Pete Rock, Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys), Madlib (Stones Throw), Nu-Mark (Jurassic Five), Rob Swift (X-Ecutioners), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Tribe Called Quest), Phife Dawg, Jazzy Jeff, RJD2, DJ Spinna, Just Blaze, Large Professor, The Beat Junkies, DJ Craze, Faust & Shortee, Latyrx, DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, The Beatnuts, Dan The Automator, DAS EFX, Hieroglyphics, Boot Camp Click, Rich Medina, DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill), Jazzy Jay, DJ Scratch (EPMD), Spinderella (Salt & Pepa), Diamond D, and many more.

*Produced music for and collaborated with filmmakers, award winning documentarians, Grammy nominated vocalists, and groundbreaking visual artists. Contributed film score to the feature length documentary “A Lovely Day” (as The Midnite Sons). Musical contributor to Michael Rapaport’s Tribe Called Quest documentary, “Beats, Rhymes, & Life, + numerous other solo projects and DJ/producer collaborations over the years.

*Owner/operator of Platurn Productions as DJ and Event/Music Producer. Founded the Oakland Faders in 2000 with partner DJ Spair and the revered 45 Sessions back in 2010, the preeminent outlet for 7” culture on the West Coast of the United States.

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