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DJ HUTCH BIOGRAPHY

JERSEY DJS ENTERTAINMENT/DJHUTCH.COM

 

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Whether providing the DJ sound gear, hosting his own event or guest DJing at a multitude of venues, parties or various music functions, Newark NJ native, DJ Hutch is a man on a musical mission; determine to keep House Music culture alive.   Hutch has forged a unique niche in the House Music scene that started as a precocious DJ.   A confirmed “disco” kid, it was NYC’s radio station, WKTU Disco-92 that he cites as one of his early musical influences.   Hutch was exposed to many pioneering clubs such as Abe’s Disco (later to become Club Zanzibar), Docks, Paradise Garage, Cheetah’s and mobile DJ outfit, G.O.L.D. (Gentlemen of Leisure Disco) Productions. 

 

He later joined G.O.L.D Productions who were known for recruiting young men interested in a career in the DJ entertainment business.   They showed him everything from managing the front door to music programming.  Hutch started getting work in the local bar scene, Big Clipper, Whitey’s Lounge, Roland’s Lounge, Tremont Lounge, Klub Khayyam, Midas Gold and Touch Of Class to name a few.    He landed his first professional gig at the popular Paradisco club located downtown Newark, right out of high school!   Influenced by G.O.L.D.’s successful mobile DJ business, DJ Hutch decided to strike out on his own and launch a mobile outfit.   With his newly purchased gear, he hired himself out doing outdoor events, lounges, house parties, basement parties, block parties, and various local halls (Ebony Manor, Sonny Oliver’s and the Coronet Ballroom).

 

In the years that followed, the local mobile scene started to wane; Hutch took a hiatus and decided to enjoy the club scene as opposed to working in it.   Some years after the birth of his son, he found himself drawn to the sound of the pulsating beat as Chicago’s House Music swept Newark off its feet.   Establishing new contacts and reconnecting with older ones, Hutch took a stab at music production and temporarily ran a beauty salon.  A self taught recording engineer, he had some singers as friends and their goal was to make product worthy of radio play.  “Just For The Love Of You” by Barry Friday released as a promo 12inch single, it was warmly received but never made it past the test press stage.  

 

As the DJing gigs increased, Hutch put music production aside and focused solely on spinning and his mobile outfit.  By the late 90’s, he and Bruce Moore put together JerseyDJs.com, an organization devoted to providing DJ’s a platform to promote themselves.   At their peak, JerseyDJs.com had a roster of 40 DJ’s that included the crème de crème of New Jersey’s A-List DJ’s: Naeem Johnson, Tee Mallory (Ascensions), Antoine Qua (WBLS-FM), Omar Abdullah, Big Logan (Aqua Soul Records/Jersey Soul Productions), to name a few.  JerseyDJ.com had their website launch party at Café Euphoria to a”standing room only” audience.  Thereafter, they started to host House Music events as “JerseyDJs.com throwing very successful parties around Newark and Essex County showcasing their DJ’s under JerseyDJs.com and of course Hutch was one of the featured DJs.  They also booked legendary jocks such as Tony Humphries (Tony Records), Jellybean (Jellybean Soul), and Kenny Dope (MAW) for special events.  

 

Due to the rise in social media networking technology and inexpensive website hosting made it readily accessible for any burgeoning DJ to expose their talent.  This major shift in the internet world prompted DJ Hutch to join the masses and launch DJHutch.net.   Also, he continued in supplying DJ mobile gear for various parties and DJ’s such as Humble Beginnings (Montclair, NJ), The African Globe Parties (Newark), DJ Little Man and DJ Frosty respectively.  Prior to its closing, DJHutch.com hosted events at the infamous Axiom Studios located in the Ironbound section of Newark.  The Housewerk soiree with Anthony Mack and D-Man every second Saturday and Hutch’s Turn It Up party garnered noteworthy attention. 

 

DJHutch.com is not only among the sponsors and provides sound for two annual summertime events, The Fundraiser for the Neighborhood Childcare Center in Montclair, NJ and  the Weequahic House Music Festivals, Hutch is also included among the lineup of DJ’s.  The showcase for these events reads like a who’s who of NJ/NYC House music celebs such as, Dawn Tallman, Darryl D. Bonneau, Ed Nichols, Kenny Bobien, with DJ’s like Naeem Johnson, Lou Gorbea, Will Gee and Tommy Tunes to name a few.  For the past six years and counting Hutch has become a permanent fixture at The “Tailgate Parties” during the Whitney M. Young Classic football game at Giant Stadium making new converts to House Music by the thousands.

 

Hutch’s love and dedication to DJ entertainment is not surpassed.  He has a drive and passion that has never wavered.  A trustworthy resource for sound gear and promoting his DJing dexterity with the latest House tunes, Hutch’s future is focused on increasing venue visibility domestically and internationally, music production and introducing House Music to ever-growing youth culture.  This IS DJHutch.com!