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Lemont, Illinois, United States | SELF

Lemont, Illinois, United States | SELF
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Amatuers practice til they get it right, Professionals practice til they can't get it wrong.....That's the philosophy Protege lives his life by both professionally and personally.

Though he was surronded by Djs and had a love for Chicago House music, Protege never had any intentions of becoming a Dj himself. It was only after he learned what it really meant to be a Dj, and the art and skill behind it all, did he change his mind.

In early 2009 Protege started as a co-host for's hit show, Feeling the Funk Sundays. It was there he learned what it meant to be a DJ and the art behind it. While promoting the show/station Protege and fellow show members caught attention of the legendary DJ International Records, where they were invited to conduct exclusive interviews with both the pioneers of House and upcoming artists. Protege learned some of the history behind the music he loved.

With that Protege went and purchased his first pieces of equipment and within weeks was booking himself for events ranging from Weddings to Benefits, Corporate events and other functions. He eventually caught the eye of Martin "Boogieman" Luna, whom he met at DJ International, and was then added to a roster of DJs known as Mix Masters.

After a few months of devout practice, Protege debuted his quick-mix style on Lower Level Radio playing a fusion of House, Mainstream Dance, Top 40 and Rock/Hip Hop Mashups.

By early 2010 Protege started booking guest appearances at various bars/clubs all around Chicago and Indiana, ultimately landing a resident spot at Uptown Lounge. Through his hard work Protege was eventually able to get himself booked for a Stellar Spark Event at V-Live for a show featuring Steve Aoki.

While forced to take time off to address a minor health issue, Protege took the time to work on his production skills before returning to his residency in the fall.

Breaking further into the scene, Protege started off 2011 with an opening set for MC Flipside, SOFI(Female Voice of Deadmau5) and Jason Knight at Proof Nightclub for the House Music Saved My Life Sessions and is now a Resident opening DJ for the event series.

Protege has since left LowerLevelRadio and a stint on Fearless Radio to concentrate on building his reputation as a DJ and as a Producer but missing his love for Internet Radio he has launched his own radio website, Radio Chaoz,which features some of Chicago's hottest Djs, Artists, Producer, Singer/Songwriters and even a BeatBox MC.

Now you can catch Protege doing what he does best at various clubs in downtown Chicago. Driven with an aggressive go-getter attitude Protege has no plans to stop till he reach the top.

Worked with:
Martin "Boogieman" Luna(Mix Masters/DJ International)
TIm "Spinnin" Schommer(Original B96 Mixmaster)
CzBoogie/Czarina(5 Magazine)
DJ International Records
United2Nite Entertainment
Stellar Spark Events
Bstar Inc

Opened for:
Steve Aoki(DJ/Producer)
Mc Flipside(DJ/Producer/Singer)
Jason Knight(DJ)
Keith MacKenzie(DJ/Producer)

Venues Played:

V-Live - Chicago,IL
Proof- Chicago,IL
Funk Groove Lounge - Chicago, IL
Between Boutique - Chicago,IL
Uptown Lounge - Chicago,IL
Trio Bar - Palos Heights,IL
Reillys Bar and Grill - Michigan City,IN
Buzz Bomb - Bedford Park,IL
Grapevine Bar and Grill - Joliet,IL


House Music Saved My Life Sessions @ Proof - Monthly - Owner


Uptown Lounge - Chicago,IL - Global - Global