Born and raised in Cincinnati DJ Powerhouse knows his city well.
“We (Cincinnati) take a bad wrap around the country because of the negative things people hear or watch about us on TV and the news, but I love my city, there’s a lot of talent and potential walking around these streets. All we need is a chance.”
Begging his musical career with 6 years of classical piano training, Powerhouse quickly moved onto other instruments like the cello and saxophone. From there music production became his career of choice.
“I received my first pair of turntables at the age of 10, unfortunately they were vinyl LOL. This was right around the time when Walkman were popular, so you can imagine how fast DJing got old having to use records. It wasn’t until a couple years later when I got my hands on some Pioneer CDJs, that I started to really get into the art and begin taking it seriously.”
After graduating from Northwest High School Powerhouse attended Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida where he graduated with an Associates degree in Recording Arts (Audio Engineering).
“Full Sail definitely was the right move for me. It might’ve been a little expensive but I learned A LOT, grew a little, and met some life long friends.”
Powerhouse signed onto Radio One on February 14, 2011 and is currently a Production assistant and Board-Op.
“I love my job!!”