Influenced by Music at an early age, Heavee knew music was his calling. Heavee experimented with his voice a lot as a kid. rapping, singing, recording his self anyway possible, “I sang a lot as a kid.” “wrote poems, lyrics… whatever I could do to past the time.” inspired by the Motown era of music, played by parents, and relatives, Heavee know as simply ‘Djʼ to his family, began his journey very early in developing his musical palette. “mom loved the temptations, that stuck with me forever!”
Some of his earliest moments of music production began on video games like “Digital Hitz Factory”(PS2) back in 2005, which Mark the beginning of his journey that has led to more than ten years of music Production. In his early teen years
The progression to Produce Footwork / Juke began around 2007, when Heavee met DJ Earl. The two joined the same footwork dance collective, immediately becoming the best of friends. Earl, already experimenting with Music Production at the time, would ultimately change the course of both their lives by introducing DAW / Software Music production to Heavee.
Meeting DJ Rashad And DJ Spinn in 2009 Made Collaborating with The Teklife Collective Primary focus for this up and comer. Since joining the international Crew, Heavee has played shows stateside in New York, LA, Seattle, Vegas, Portland, not to mention his hometown Chicago! And a few other spots. The young DJ / Producer definitely has his sights set on more in the future. On top of releases on Hyperdub and TAR, landing a track on Gta V’s Flylo Fm with DJ Rashad early in his career showcases the potential that this young man has and where heʼs headed.
Burning the candle at both ends for years now, Heavee has been working as both a nighttime security guard and prolific producer, the Chicago DJ and footwork dancer spends every waking hour steadily advancing his craft. This year, Heaveeʼs dedication culminates in his debut full-length, entitled WFM — it features all original music and guest appearances from the Teklife core members and… no samples. The album release will be accompanied by a world tour, contact us for dates!