DJ Lurk started collecting records at a tender young age to play on his Fisher-Price record player. Graduating in the mid-seventies from “Disco Duck Dance Party” to K-Tel’s “Full Tilt“, and a DJ was born. After salvaging many castaway records and equipment from trashcans on his way to and from school, and a turn at trying to actually make his own music (drums, trumpet, harmonica, piano, keyboard, bongos…), he finally broke down in 1987 and bought his first 12 inch single: Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up“, which he still has – and plays – to this day. Purchasing a Radio Shack 4 channel DJ mixer and using two belt-driven, amplifier-included turntables with no pitch adjustment, he began to teach himself the rudiments of DJing by manually slowing records down with a well-placed thumb,
Sinking a ridiculous amount of his disposable income into records for the next 15 years, DJ Lurk has become an accomplished thrift store vinyl digger as well as upgrading to professional DJ equipment. Adding CD mixers has enabled DJ Lurk to access the depth and breadth of his enormous collection.
In 1995, DJ Lurk started experimenting with burning CDs from his Macintosh PowerPC 8500 on an external SCSI CD ripper. This fetish has resulting in a wide variety of hand-picked, hand-mixed compilations of tunes that were usually made as Xmas gifts for friends and family.
Currently, DJ Lurk works with the following equipment:
- Vestax VCI-100 DJ Control Surface
- Apple 17 inch Hi Def MacBook Pro 4GB RAM, 7200 rpm 180GB HD
- HP dv9000 Series Entertainment laptop
- M-Audio Firewire 410 Sound Interface box
- Hybrid Plus Mix 7-20-2008