Born and raised in Chicago, Bad Boy Bill has been a name synonymous
with House music long before it captivated the world.
His astounding natural ability behind the decks led him to enter and
win numerous DJ Battles as well as placing in multiple DMC
championships. Bill’s talents were noticed immediately and his mixes
blasted thru the airwaves of Chicago's most respected radio stations.
Bill's groundbreaking “Hot Mix” series of mixes, set the standard for
today's mix tapes. With over 1 million combined sales of all his
mixes, Bill quickly grew to become one the worlds top DJ's, eventually
being voted America’s favorite DJ in 2003 and 2006.
Aside from his intensive tour schedule, Bill has produced and remixed
hundreds of songs. Recent projects include a full-length album
appropriately named “The Album” as well a steady stream of chart
topping singles. Never leaving his fans at a loss for new mixes, Bill
also produces a one of a kind monthly radio show called “Behind the
Decks”. Aside from his musical contributions Bill is also one of the
original founders of Beatport.com, which is currently the worlds
leading download site for electronic dance music.
In an industry that’s notoriously fickle, and regularly dethrones it’s
top DJs for the next big thing, Bad Boy Bill has consistently stayed
ahead of the pack. His innovation has shaped the industry, not just
behind the decks, but in every aspect of the business. Bad Boy Bill is
the rare embodiment of past, present,
and future. He will always be a legend for his contribution to the EDM
world, he is lauded for what he’s doing today, and the industry and
his legions of fans are always wondering what he will do next.
Bill got his start DJing as a teenager, joining a DJ crew in the neighborhood and spinning at DJ battles. Only a senior in high school, Bad Boy Bill started his own record label. He eventually became a household name as a DJ on Chicago's B96, using his 'Bad Boy Bill' audio ID as a way of distinguishing himself from the other DJs on the radio. Today, Bill spends most of his time producing tunes in the studio or out on the road, playing up to 150 gigs annually, everywhere from New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to international hotspots including Peru, Colombia, Germany, England, and Spain.
Spinning the crowd into a dancing frenzy is Bill's motivation. "My DJ style originated with the idea to remix a song live with two copies of the same record and then combine scratching and hip-hop techniques with house grooves," Bill says. "The payoff for me is seeing people dancing and having a great time during my set.' Now the live experience can be brought straight into your own living room, and with a number of Bill's own tracks also included on Behind The Decks, the album is a great precursor to Bad Boy Bill's next project: his artist album.