Justin Reed

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Biography

  • Born in Evanston, Illinois Justin was raised on a steady diet of Chicago house, dance and golden era hiphop during his teenage years. Chance exposures to Brian Borden and Traxx opened his eyes to the world of the dj in 1990. Justin officially started h..
    Born in Evanston, Illinois Justin was raised on a steady diet of Chicago house, dance and golden era hiphop during his teenage years. Chance exposures to Brian Borden and Traxx opened his eyes to the world of the dj in 1990. Justin officially started his dj career in 1996 while attending Kalamazoo College. This time it was exposure from Detroit and Windsor techno artists like Rolando/UR, DJ Bone, D Wynn, Kenny Larkin, Richie Hawtin and the Plus 8 crew. After school Justin moved back to Chicago and had a stint on WNUR streetbeat with a weekly DJ show featuring house, techno and classics. in 2000 he joined together with some like minded associates and formed illmeasures - a promotions crew that has become known for underground loft parties around chicago's industrial core. In 2004 Justin had the rare privilege of releasing a remix (Stax - Jazzbug (DJR MIX) for his favorite record Label - Derrick Carter's Classic Music CO. Additional releases followed on Stax's Abicah Soul Records and Sweden's Cartridge Recordings as well as a track released for Revolutionary Music. Currently, Justin Can be seen monthly spinning as a resident of the infamous Freakeasy parties in Chicago where upwards of 600 freaks lose their minds on a monthly basis.
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    Selected discography

    The Jazzbug EP (12", EP) Jazzbug (DJR Mix) Classic 2002 Diced Hype (12") Cartridge CTE 005 Sweden 2004 Foggy Bridge / Minimalizm V1 (7", Ltd) Locked Groove 7, Locke... Tokyotronic Japanese Version Records, Minimalizm 2005 The Young Future EP 2 (12") Abicah Soul Records, Waako Records 2006 Organica Lounge compilation (Stormy Seasons) Revolutionary Music 2010
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