Versatile and well-rounded; the two words that describe DJ P-SOL aka Pat Sullivan when behind the turntables. As a DJ who began in a 'Pre-laptop Era', 1996 to be exact, he hones the skills to rock any crowd, any location, any time.
Currently residing in New York City, it did not take long for the California native to adjust to the fast paced style of living. After the move from Los Angeles in the summer of 2011, P-SOL was hand selected to compete in the McDonald’s / Complex Magazine “Flavor Battle” and ended up a top Finalist. A few months later, he ended up a Finalist in the “Malibu Beats Battle”. Since the move, P-SOL has been fortunate enough to play at clubs from Canada, down to Florida and back west throughout California & Oregon. Now for a quick background…
Born in the Bay Area and raised in Merced, California, DJ P-SOL started collecting records and DJing with a group of hip hop aficionados in 1996. It wasn’t until 1998, while attending college in Sacramento, California, that he got his real start in this DJ thing. From that time forward, he has found himself handling a slew of musical endeavors ranging from promoting and performing at concerts and weekly events, to lecturing and hosting DJ workshops for students in the Sac Unified School District, to co-hosting a weekly radio show (KDVS 90.3 fm), to owning and operating Twelves Wax, Sacramento’s first hip hop record shop. From 1998-2006, P-SOL played a major role in and around the Sacramento scene. With this said, some of the most memorable parties and events can be linked to his name.
After moving down to Los Angeles from Sacramento in 2006, DJ P-SOL entered and won the Myspace.com/BPM Magazine “Stylus in the Rough” DJ contest. The prize package included DJing at some of LA’s best parties and opening up for the town’s best DJs, including Z-Trip, Steve Aoki and DJ AM. In addition to the gigs, he claimed a spot on the cover of BPM Magazine’s 2007 January issue. With this recent buzz and publicity P-SOL decided to kick it into full gear and DJ full-time. This was a pinnacle moment in his career and fortunately it has worked out as he has steadily been rocking spots (both regular DJ sets as well as Video DJ sets) up and down California, Las Vegas and now New York.
Nowadays, everyone is a DJ. Along with this influx comes an increase in disappointing club nights courtesy of the DJ. Let’s face it, most DJs today are human ipod shuffles who lack originality and are simply unknowledgeable about music. And then there are the select few- the few who really know how to control the masses with unparalleled programming and record selection. This is the group P-SOL rocks for. With an extensive record collection, there’s an uncanniness he delivers in each of his sets. Not constricting to a single genre, DJ P-SOL spreads his passion for good music every time he plays out.
As 2012 has arrived, P-SOL has found himself staying busy in and outside of the clubs. P-SOL has spent countless hours in the studio creating music as he feels it's the natural progression for a seasoned DJ; playing music to making music. He recently became a guest mixer on Shade 45 (channel 45 on Sirius/XM) during The Press Play Show, hosted by Mick Boogie and Terry Urban on Saturdays at 5pm PST. In addition, P-SOL teamed up with Wine and Beats, a self-explanatory marketing and promotion group, to produce mixes and events with various wineries, to satisfy both the wine connoisseur and music snob alike.
Notable clients in the past few years include: Robert Deniro, The New York Giants, The Los Angeles Lakers, Mcdonald's, CNN, Natural History Museum, Red Bull, Rockstar Energy, Lucie Liu, Channing Tatum, Original Penguin, Arnette Sunglasses, Lady Gaga & many more.
Lastly, DJ P-SOL feels music is the one form of expression that can break down all barriers and bring people from all walks of life together for one reason, to enjoy life. P-SOL believes it is every DJ’s civil duty and responsibility to handle this.
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