Confident. Exuberant. Raw. Innovative.
These are just a few of the words industry insiders and fans have used to describe the talent behind one of America’s top house music DJ, Donald Glaude. Ranked 68 on DJMag’s Top 100 DJs List in 2005, Donald Glaude skyrocketed to 48 this year and his genius keeps on growing.
Born in Tacoma, Washington, Donald’s love for music began at an early age. Originally a disciplined student of classical music, he was well-versed in the upright bass and violin. Any aspirations Donald had to continue in the classical vein vanished once he heard his first house record. With an ear for blending music already under his belt, and a love for the energy and soul of musical prodigies like George Clinton and Funkadelic, Donald Glaude began to amass a collection of house records which he taught himself to mix with a pair of mismatched turntables and a Radio Shack mixer.