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A 23 year veteran of the music industry, Platurn has traveled the world many times over bringing phenomenal music to multiple corners of the globe. With a client list that includes Red Bull, Toyota, Pandora, Adidas, Pixar, Monster Cable, MTV, Rane, and the Golden State Warriors to name just a few, he’s built a reputation as a tastemaker with vision and a sense of community and in turn preserving crucial aspects of DJ and music culture. Founder of the Oakland Faders and The 45 Sessions, the man is just getting started.
Career highlights include:
*Rocking parties worldwide including engagements in Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada, South America, Scandinavia, and countless venues throughout the US and in his home base of San Francisco’s Bay Area.
*Played alongside some of the biggest names in the industry including De La Soul & DJ Maseo, Prince Paul, A-Trak (Fools Gold), Janelle Monae, Z-Trip, Fishbone, Quest Love (The Roots), DJ Premier (Gang Starr), MF Doom, Triple Threat DJs, Pete Rock, Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys), Mayer Hawthorne (Stones Throw), Nu-Mark (Jurassic Five), Rob Swift (X-Ecutioners), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Tribe Called Quest), Jazzy Jeff, DJ Spinna, Large Professor, The Beat Junkies, DJ Q-Bert, The Eh! Team DJs, DJ Craze, DJ Klever, Faust & Shortee, Zion I & The Grouch, Latyrx, DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Dan The Automator, Das Efx, Hieroglyphics, Boot Camp Click, Rich Medina, DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill), Jazzy Jay, DJ Scratch (EPMD), The Bladerunners, Spinderella (Salt & Pepa), 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 collaborations.
*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.
*Currently serves as blog guru at True Clothing, Red Bull liaison, and as a staunch advocate for transforming your creative passion into a sustainable lifestyle.