With over two decades of of professional experience, DJ Shoe is one of the most pivotal and ground breaking DJ’s in Las Vegas.
In the late 80’s, Shoe was a pioneer of underground dance music and the culture of the rave scene at it’s very infancy. Performing peak hour sets at massive events as well ambient audio voyages in the chill out rooms and after hour clubs. He quickly developed a cult following in Las Vegas and along the west coast.
DJ Shoe took to the airwaves in the 90’s with his highly influential “Dimensional Dance” radio mix show. During his 8 years on KUNV, Shoe was the first to break all the different sub-genres of modern day dance music. His show featured numerous notable DJ’s from Las Vegas and beyond and gave them their first exposure on the radio. Dimensional Dance played a crucial role in the development of “Electronica” and helped set the stage for the nightclub explosion that has made Las Vegas an international dance destination.
Relocating to Washington, DC from 1998-2001, DJ Shoe held a residency at Dragonfly. Owned by Eighteenth Street Lounge’s Eric Hilton (Thievery Corporation) & Farid Ali (Rhythm & Culture), Dragonfly was located across from the internationally acclaimed Eighteenth Street Lounge. Music is key at these two DJ owned destinations
At Dragonfly, Shoe played the cutting edge of atmospheric Drum & Bass music. He also performed downtempo lounge sets as a featured guest DJ at Eighteenth Street Lounge. This experience on the East Coast of America gave him a exposure to more international sounds & crowds.
Returning to Las Vegas in 2002, DJ Shoe was brought in to headline the lounge room as the resident DJ at Curve, the Ultralounge at the Aladdin Hotel & Casino.
At Curve, Shoe drew upon his experience and cultivated the downtempo lounge scene early in the evening & crescendoed the nights with blistering jazzy house music accompanied live with Tommy Marth (The Killers) on Saxophone & Tony Moton on Percussion. These nights at Curve broke the mold on the typical commercial dance music too often heard in Las Vegas.
DJ Shoe was then hand selected by Raymond Visan, owner of the world famous Buddha Bar, to headline at Little Buddha inside of The Palms Hotel. Shoe became the first DJ in the United States to be affiliated with Buddha Bar and their record label George V and the very first DJ to headline a restaurant in Las Vegas. In his seven years as the resident DJ at Little Buddha, Shoe created international world music soundscapes that provide a cinematic atmosphere.
The Palms has also enlisted DJ Shoe for three years to do the opening set for their infamous pool party, Ditch Fridays. Where he always knows how to start off a sunny summer day the right way.
In March of 2010, DJ Shoe reunited with Jimmy & Brian Foster (Curve Ultralounge) of Whispering Giants to create a new dinner event simply titled Food & Music. This industry event takes place at the brand new Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar. World famous for its cuisine, Ferraro’s is one of the longest family owned restaurants in Las Vegas. Pairing DJ Shoe’s music and Ferraro’s food, Food & Music is the perfect recipe.
On May 7th, 2010, DJ Shoe embarks on a new journey at the Nu Sanctuary Lounge as their Resident DJ and Entertainment Director. In this new role, DJ Shoe will help to usher in a new era in the restaurant and nightlife industries and will set a new standard of audio entertainment in Las Vegas and abroad.
Throughout his 23 years as a working DJ and artist, DJ Shoe has attained diversity and maturity in his sound by performing for a variety of audiences. Shoe’s professional mastery of several styles of dance music and his uncanny ability to connect directly to his listener’s imagination have put him on the map as one of Americas preeminent DJ’s.