Versatile, unique, surprising, diverse and intriguing. These are a few words used by fans to describe the work of composer and turntablist extraordinaire, New York-based DJ Journey. A DJ with top-notch skills, Journey commands the attention of music lovers across the country and credits his DJ experience in his hometown of Chicago for providing him with an eclectic musical palate.
DJ Journey can mix and mash pop beats of Lady Gaga with The Rolling Stones at packed West Hollywood clubs one night and the next night entertain music executives on New York’s Upper-West Side. These attributes increase his credibility along with his signature style of DJing without wearing headphones, which exhibits his ability to connect with listeners, stay focused despite outside noise and cater to the entire crowd.
Known on the high profile event circuit, Journey has DJ’ed for ESPN’s ESPY Awards, The International Emmys, and MTV. He has spun at exclusive gigs for the Gerber Group’s Stone Rose and Lex Bar, The Standard Hotel’s celebrity filled Boom Boom Room and high caliber Hamptons-based events. Journey has made a significant impact on the Hollywood nightlife scene: he was the first and only resident dj at downtown LA’s Crash Mansion, he was instrumental in creating the eclectic music vibe at the exclusive Rooftop Bar at the downtown LA Standard Hotel, and he was the brainchild of the 80’s room at Hollywood’s world famous Vanguard.
Journey has spun alongside the likes of Tiesto, Bob Sinclair and Paul Oakenfold. His spinning style has lent itself perfectly to opening for an array of artists including Slum Village, Wyclef, Guru and Diplo. In addition to djing, Journey has an interest and talent for producing music for artists and scoring films. He scored the music for documentary film maker Selena Blake’s powerful “Taboo Yardies” which premiered at Sundance 2011, Chicago Film Festival-nominated short film “We Could All Die Alone Together” and others. A SAG-certified actor, he has appeared in more than 50 TV shows and films including C.S.I. NY, Charmed, Commander in Chief, Flags Of Our Fathers, You Me and Depree, 9/11, Bobby and Dream Girls.
DJ Journey is the founder of Trip Digital Inc. music licensing company specializing in the production and placement of the next generation of music in film, television, video games, advertising, and branded services.
Journey spends his “free time” at the New York DJ Scratch Academy giving back by providing DJ lessons and seminars. He also lends his talents to New York City’s Green Drinks, whose events focus on environmental conservation and going green. Journey actively participates in charity events such as Chelsea Clinton’s Haiti Relief.