Bio

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SHORT:

The Gaff is a world renowned Party Rockin DJ, Producer and Record Collector infusing modern day Club, Hip-hop, Electronic, & Dance Music with original Break Beats, Funk, Soul, & World Flavours.........these musical styles are unified by Gaff's extensive arsenal of turntable skills: Tight Scratches, Cuts, Humour, Unmistakable Flavour & Playfulness

LONG:

The Gaff is a soulful brother on the wheels of steel, a lifelong DJ with tight skills & cuts, a lengthy list of accomplishments, tonnes of records, heart & class. Gaff is also a renowned Producer, using ableton live, vintage equipment and; 'the main ingredients' in Gaff's renowned soul food recipe; a substantial record collection of over 10 000 lp's & 45's. One foot in the future, and one foot in the past. The Gaff's purpose is in elevating Hip Hop, Dance, Club and Electronic Sounds to a level easily combined with Funk, Soul,& Jazz.The result being amazing performances & instrumental production, giving a complete story of music. The Gaff has rocked parties and clubs far and wide, NYC to LA: either by all vinyl 45 sets, or destroying it with tight scratching, live drumming on the sampler, and turntable kung fu. A teacher of the essential, peers and fans are often caught overlooking The Gaff's shoulder to see just what that last sound he played was! Having just released the acclaimed & highly successful mix; "Soul Sisters Stand Up" with friend Skratch Bastid in 2012, the future holds a list of steady production releases as well as his long awaited debut album.

Peer Quotes:

“Gaff got so Many ill records it’s fu$*ing Mind Boggling. I am in awe” Cosmo Baker

“The First Time I met Gaff I quickly realized he possessed the most important part of being a DJ.......a knockin' record collection. It's good to see he's harvesting the crops” DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5)

"I've always said the mark of a good DJ is someone who can make a good record sound great, and a great record sound amazing. The Gaff can make an ordinary record sound revolutionary. Or at least, I'm sure he could if he owned any ordinary records. The Gaff doesn't own ordinary records. The Gaff owns millions of tiny pieces of the most amazing music I've ever had the privilege to hear." Nick Thayer 

"Gaff is a multi talented DJ - Producer Funk Ninja. He is known to have some of the rarest and heaviest funk breaks around, not to mention his skratching, skateboarding, and log sliding abilities. The Gaff is Really Good." Mat The Alien

"Born in my hometown of Washington, D.C. The Gaff is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to crazy rare records. He is our go to person when trying to figure out where an obscure beat came from. With all that musical knowledge and top notch technical skills, he is one BAADASSSSS DJ!" JonH - Fort Knox Five

"The Gaff is a unique combination of skills, great taste, and "partyrockability"!!! I'm Always entertained by his sets and stoked to have accomplished a mix with him." Skratch Bastid

“He’s a Fu$*ing animal, I’ve never seen anyone as good as he is on the Rane TTM-57”  Dj Ayres


  The Gaff is often referred to as A DJ's' DJ, cited as a top favorite amongst some of the world’s best & titled by peers as one of Canada's greatest. As a DJ, Gaff has won battles & voters contests, As a producer, Gaff has made best seller lists & his tunes played the world over. His production rose to new heights once graduating from his trusty sampler: the Ensoniq ASR 10, to Ableton Live, his tracks have been used by World Class Dj's at shows around the globe to get the party started, & to keep it going...with releases on various labels (Big M, Air, Katakana, & Punchout/Homebreakin), add onto that steady requests for Remix Production, a Solo Album, the future is bringing The Gaff up to a higher level than ever before!

Born In Washington D.C. U.S.A, Gaff was raised in Victoria B.C., Canada, honing his skills throughout the turn of the century on Radio and at all the major hip hop shows, he relocated to Saskatoon in 2002 to raise his family.......Gaff has Warmed it up for & oftentimes played right alongside notable Dj's & Producers Such as: Questlove, Z-Trip, Dj Shadow, World DMC Champ Roc Raida (RIP), Just Blaze, Nu-Mark, Kid Koala, Mayor Hawthorne, Askillz, Nick Thayer & Fort Knox Five. Then, there’s The Hip Hop Legends Gaff's Promoted or opened up for: Jurassic 5, Rahzel, Juice crew Members Masta Ace and Maestro Fresh Wes, Del the funky Homosapien, Souls Of Mischief, Brother Ali, Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Living Legends, and many many more. Underground to Overground.

The other side of The Gaff, the personal one, yields such diverse talents as: Teacher at Recording Arts Institute of Sask(http://RAIS.ca) Percussionist, Flute, Martial arts, Yoga, Meditation, Sponsored Skateborder of 20 years, Father, Husband and Family Man.

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