Alan Beddingfield, aka Durtybeats, is Pittsburgh’ only “booty house” DJ. His voyage began in late 1997 as a bedroom DJ and house party regular. He began spinning breaks and trance, quickly moving on to house. He perfected his skills as DJ Steel until March of 1999 when he released his first mix tape “Spintropolis I” under the name Boytronic. At the time of this release he was signed to Block Party Productions as well as his own company, Goody2shoes Productions.
Two months after his mixtape release, he co-threw an official after party to Evoultion called “Big Bang”. At that party he shared the decks with Da MoFo to name one. He continued spinning at house parties up until he met DJ Caram who got him some more noticible gigs.
Then, the 19 year old DJ moved on to spinning intellegent breaks and garage house. He moved to Chicago for a year where he hung out with Paul Johnson and tagged with Rhemalogix spinning NRG trance and progressive house.
Now back in Pittsburgh at the age of 21, Durtybeats has been ripping it up at party’ spinning anything and everything. He now spins primarily Drum and Bass, Boot House and UK Garage and 2step. he also spins breaks, house, trance, happy hardcore and hip-hop.
He just recently tagged with Diggabeatz for 2hrs. at Skillz Feb.2nd, 2002.
He throws parties his last being VIBErations and his next being Secret Cruch.
Being a DJ is what he wants to persue, and he’ not sure how long he’ll continue throwing parties. He’ thinking about dedicating all of his time and money into spinning like his tag partner Risky Bizness did last year.
Durtybeats latest CD release, Rubber Meets Road as been distributed worldwide.
It’ best said by Durtybeats himself, "My only goal as a DJ is to rock the floor so hard that when the kids can’t dance anymore they look at me, hear the music, and keep dancing anyway!
So what does the future hold for Durtybeats? “It can only get better from here!”.