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The renegade commando, remixer, DJ, house music producer Jim Carson (aka Bodylickin’ Bootleggers) is at it non-stop with his funky, bangin beats. Since 1996, Carson has been a force to be both reckoned with and beloved on the decks. Falling in love with the electronic house music sound at events like “Wake N’ Bake,” “Nocturnal Wonderland,” and “Dr. Freecloud’s Mixing Lab’s 1 Year Anniversary Party,” it was not long before Carson picked up a pair of Technics 1200s and moved from LA to Santa Barbara to rock the party town of Isla Vista with his funky acid house and funky breaks in 1998. 2 years later, Carson would return to LA and rock raves and clubs like Club Blue, Liquid Butterfly, the Masterdome, The Orange Show Fairgrounds, 31 Flaverz, and Vibrations Within. Carson has traveled the globe and back keeping girlies dizzy and dancers entranced with his uplifting and funky rhythms. Always funky and always fresh, Jim Carson, once known as DJ Mad Hatter, is one of LA’s most talented dance music artists. As a member of Icon Collective and one of LA’s veteran house music and breaks DJs of the early 21st century, Jim Carson is on the rise as the international ambassador of cutting edge, high-energy, funky, electro dance music.
Carson has shared stages with some of the world’s biggest dance and urban music artists including Gabriel & Dresden (Spundae, Circus Disco), Donald Glaude (Nympho/Sky Sushi), Frankie Bones (Cafe Sureal at E2 in Chicago), Scooter & Lavelle (Chemistry/Avalon), The Wu-Tang Clan (Oracle 3; Orangeshow Fairgrounds), and DJ Ruff & DJ Peran (Afterhour Power/Avalon). In North America, he has traveled to play gigs in South Beach Miami (Wet Grooves-Shelbourne Hotel), New Orleans (740), Calgary (SEX), Edmonton (Twilight Afterhours), and Las Vegas (Empire Ballroom, Drais, and Seven) to name a few. Other alias you may recognize Carson’s work by are Barney Rumble, DJ Illicit, and Higher State. A name to be trusted with delivering booty shakin’ funky house music, juicy high charged electro-funk grooves, progressive house, and breaks, Carson crosses the musical spectrum from deep and soulful house to pumping high charged electro house, techno, progressive, and trance. Carson credits early ’90s rave DJs Jason Blakemore, Jesse Brooks, Fester & Oscure, and DJ Lindsey as sources of inspiration to pursue the art of DJing.
Mastering the North American dance club scene as one of the most inspiring and funky programmers of euphoric dance sets, Carson creates magical moments on the dancefloor, connecting with the audience and inspiring new fans and DJs alike. Once again in 2008, Carson is leading the charge as a DJ that plays from his heart and soul to connect with the audience. A resident and special guest at many nightclubs across the US including Avalon, Spundae, Deep, After Hour Power, and Grand Avenue, Carson gives the fans what they want to hear — deep, soulful, driving, electro, progressive, and wonky music that sends hands waving in the air. Booties shaking on down to the ground, breaking boundaries and sending groovers into total ecstasy, electro-chemically charged endorphins are sure to rush through your body when JIM CARSON drops the needle on the record and pumps your body full of bass. There is no other sound quite like the energy and funk of JIM CARSON behind the decks. Watch for this superstar DJ to climb the dance charts in 2008 with his own original electronic music productions and productions with collaborator Arthur Galestian under the monikers Carson & Galestian and Bodylickin’ Bootleggers.
“Jim Carson is one bad ass DJ!!!” — Dave Dresden of Gabriel & Dresden
“Jim Carson has more than what it takes to be one of the top producers in the electronic music industry.” — David Alexander, Icon Underground, Icon Collective
“Jim Carson is one funky white boy when he drops the needle on the record!!!” — Abstract aka Christopher Wight, Icon Underground, Icon Collective
“Jim Carson has experience you can hear and feel out on the dancefloor.” — Joy Basu, recording artist