In the summer of 1999, many of my friends in Bridgeport were listening techno and going to raves. At the time our friend Aaron Clevenger was getting into DJing and one of his first gigs was a small party in a friend's basement in Bridgeport. Ten years later, Aaron - now known as AC Slater - is a Brooklyn-based dj/producer/remixer, member of Trouble & Bass, and founder of Party Like Us Records who tours the world bringing his hip-hop-influenced brand of electro to packed clubs from Mexico to Australia.
During his still short career behind the decks, AC's hard work has paid massive dividends. He has been touted as the "finest producer in the world" by MixMag.net and in 2009 Beatportal.com named him one of Six Artists to Watch. Even for those who aren't a fan of electronic music, AC's original tracks and remixes are worth checking out. On his website are half a dozen DJ mixes available for free download. He has collaborated with South By South West favorite Little Boots for a remix of "Meddle" and recently produced the original track "Take You" featuring Brooklyn hip-hop trio Ninjasonik, for which you can watch the video below.
An international success in the electronic music scene, it's about time I give space to a hometown native and incredibly talented friend. More to come.