Since getting his first set of Technics in 1992, DJ Earl-E has been blessing dance floors, rocking radio airwaves, and producing hip-hop music with substance.
His mixing has been heard at legendary venues across the U.S., rocking sets at First Ave. in Minneapolis, The Viper Room (LA), The Beat Oven, Eindhoven, Netherlands, as well as underground spots like The Beat Swap Meet and Project Blowed in Los Angeles. Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, and Soul Music fill his record crates. He can be heard weekly on Unseen Legion Radio (Tuesdays 9pm-12am PST) at www.unseenlegionradio.com. He is a member of the Worldwide Fleet DJ's, and records and produces with the InaSoulbianz Crew in Los Angeles.
Recent productions include the new single "Anymore" feat. Carpe Diem out now on all platforms. Carpe Diem is a young no-nonsense artists from Los Angeles who has gained visibility from the 2017 video release "Drinks and Doja " feat. West Coast Legend, Kokane.
Also Check out the underground joint "Get the Message" feat. Pawz One, MC Prose, and N.C. Abram on vinyl at Bandcamp
His three solo albums, Breaka Don (1998), Environ Mentalz (2003), and Wax Onomatopoeia (2009), are available on iTunes and all major platforms, along with the Ep-is-Odes E.P. (2002), and Prose's debut album, Life Sentences (2007), which the duo co-produced.
Other collaborations include production on Juggla Vein's "Animal Instinct" album (2012), work on the Tack-Fu albums, Yen and Slang (1997) and Chained Reaction (2000), as well as performing with several bands, making appearances on Rage Area's Venice Dubtronica E.P. (2012), and Soul Scribe's Noisemaking 101 album (2009).
As a youth, he made mix-tapes off the radio, and later followed his path to the University of Iowa where he was a on-air personality for 3 years at KRUI 89.7 FM (1992-95). He and MC Prose hosted "A State of Yo," the area's only live hip-hop mix show, with weekly freestyles with their "Blunt Instramentz" crew, and had one of the station's highest rated shows.
In 2011, he and Prose also joined with Los Angeles based Inasoulbian Crew with MC's Yedr Rocski, MC Prose, Monstroe, Thai Strong, DJ 3Sum, Haneef tha Rhymebroadcasta, and Jadox. In 2012, the crew stared hosting a weekly radio show on Killradio.org called "Unseen Legion Radio," and now hosts 4 shows weekly on their own radio station www.unseenlegionradio.com
The art of DJ Earl-E comes from a place where expression is not only encouraged, but vital. From DJ's plugging into streetlights in the Bronx, to MC's pounding out beats on lunch tables, writer's bombing trains to get their work seen, or dancers creating incredible moves, expression always finds a way. He calls it HIP-HOP, but its foundation is in the soul. "Some of my first memories are of my grandpa playing banjo and my grandma showing me how to play the beat on the tambourine."