Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Ukemi was inspired by a variety of music genres from childhood. Ukemi started specifically listening to electronic music around twelve years of age while working out and training. After years of trying to think of a suitable DJ name, Patrick decided to go with Ukemi because it was a meaningful name that goes back to his martial arts days. Ukemi is a Japanese term, used to describe the act(s) of being able to fall or get hit in life while still getting back up again (without getting hurt physically and emotionally). Let’s face it; the name is also cool and unique! Shortly after high school, Ukemi picked up a set of turntables not knowing a single thing of mixing or DJing. After a few long months of struggle (and almost giving up), mixing and beat-matching became second nature. Local friends and college-classmates took notice of his ability to mix, and Ukemi was able to open up for DJ’s in the College Station and Houston area clubs and bars. Teaching himself how to DJ, Ukemi is now a professional DJ in the greater Houston area. Ukemi’s inspirations come from a variety of world-famous and locally talented producers and DJs including: Laidback Luke, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Deadmau5, Above and Beyond, Prodigy, Axwell, Sander Van Doorn, Riddler, Ebonix, Luny C, Johnny J, and DJ Vice just to name a few. Ukemi just recently started music production and dreams to start his own label in the coming years. His goal every time he DJ’s is simple: Keep the place packed, keep people dancing, and keep party-rocking.