The freshest in Deep House and UK Garage!

About Blueshift
With a distinctly British sound that belies his Philadelphian heritage, Blueshift delivers a set that draws from his appreciation of a wide variety of dance music. Using his finely-tuned ear for future hits, recent years have found him exposing listeners to the freshest in deep and energetic house. From Deadmau5, to Dusky, to Disclosure, Blueshift has consistently tipped big names well before they've made it to the limelight.

Like his DJ sets, Blueshift's production style presents a mixture of influences. His tracks signal it's time to dance with a strong backing house beat and a focus on interesting chords and melodies. Recent releases include a signing to Nurvous Records with fellow producer ILY under the guise of Mr. Falcon and a track on Kerri Chandler's Madhouse Records with Rhythm Operator.

Blueshift has the privilege of co-founding the French Express blog and working for a time with the now world-famous label's publicity. He has also written articles for the influential Stoney Roads blog and has been a resident DJ and promoter for several parties on the East coast. With recent shows around the States headlining and supporting some of his favorite DJs, as well as having mixes aired on a variety of radio and digital stations, he is bringing his style to an ever-growing audience. There is no question Blueshift has his finger on the pulse of underground dance music..

DJ support acts include: Dusky, MK, Sander Kleinenberg, James Zabiela, CamelPhat, Doorly, Moon Boots, Eli & Fur, Chris Malinchak, Jesse Rose, Manik NYC, Cocodrills, Nora En Pure, Oliver Heldens, 16 Bit Lolitas, Curses!, Luke the Knife, Thomas Jack, and more.

How would you describe your music style, in non-technical terms?

It depends on the time I'm playing, but I like to keep an upward progression in my sets. For earlier shows, I usually start with some deep atmospheric sounds to get every one comfortable in the venue, let them grab some drinks, and meet up with friends. For later sets, I play more hard hitting stuff to get people moving, but I also like to include "breathers" every once in a while to give people a break and to give myself some space to bring the energy back up again.

How and why did you decide to become a DJ?

I've always been into synthesizer-based music. Pop music with great synth solos always hooked me. After discovering internet radio and coming across proper dance music, I started collecting tracks that I heard. I loved showing these tracks to people in the community who might not have heard them yet. After a few years, I took the next logical step and started making my own mixes and progressed to getting gigs in clubs.

Tell us a bit about your fans.

My fans appreciate fresh tunes and trust me to deliver tunes they haven't heard yet along with some familiar tunes that have been making the rounds. Cool, classy, and connected.

What are your top 3 influences? Doesn't have to musical.

Space exploration has always been a big influence for me. I try to keep that sense of new and exciting discovery in my sets and in my productions. I'm also inspired by other artists. Anyone who is on top of their game and consistently puts out good music and can craft a great journey is a big win in my book.

Any guilty pleasure(s)?

Cats and 80s pop music.

All-time favorite track(s)?

Too many too name, but some standbys are:
Disclosure - My Intention is War (fig ii)
Jody Wisternoff - Cold Drink, Hot Girl (Refix)
Alyoa - It's Been Too Long (Lifelike Remix)
Christian Zimmerman - Diary Of A Lost Girl (World Of Apples Mojave Rehab Mix)
Dusky - Inta

I could go on for days...

What is your favorite festival, why?

Movement in Detroit! The number of quality underground DJs that come through the festival and afterparties is nearly unparalleled. What better place to experience a week of the best in house and techno than in one of the founding cities?

Funniest/weirdest thing that ever happened during a gig?

Probably the guy that decided to pee right in front of the DJ booth as if nobody would notice.

What advice do you have for someone looking to book a DJ? Other than "book me!" ;)

Do your research and book your DJs appropriately for the timeslot and make sure their sound is consistent with your brand image. Don't just look at social numbers, but check into the DJ's past sets and overall musical style and see if it fits with you. If you're booking an opening DJ, it's imperative that their sound matches perfectly with the headliner's sound!

Anything else you'd like to share (optional)?

Thanks for checking out my profile and please don't hesitate to reach out if you'd like to book me for your events!