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DJ Wiggles (aka Ernest Ryan):
Ernest’s father was a musician and the first to inspire his love of music at a very young age. However it wasn’t until his teenage years that his passion for electronic dance music blossomed. After attending several warehouse parties in the mid 90s, Ernest began helping organize events as a volunteer for the One Tribe Collective of Portland – a conscious group of event promoters and artists. House music legends such as Mark Farina, DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, Barry Weaver and more were early influences, and would later help define his own unique sound.
It was February of 2001 when Ernest stepped out from behind the scenes and made his debut as DJ Wiggles. His vigor for performing quickly had him playing in Portland most every weekend while travelling out of town to share his music in other States. Later that year he would start forming the W&F Events crew and begin organizing and promoting many successful events in the area. Over a decade has passed since then and not much has changed. 2011 already had Wiggles playing next to the likes of Tiesto, Donald Glaude, Laidback Luke, Felguk, and Treasure Fingers. Also, W&F Events had an amazing year with their two annual shows “Express Yourself 3” and “White On 2011.” 2012 promises to be another stellar year for Ernest. To add to the many one-off events continuously filling his calendar, he has established a monthly residency every third Friday of the month for the Trifecta nights at Groove Suite. Furthermore, his monthly podcast titled “What Is House?” is available for free download exclusively through iTunes, Mixcloud and Podbean.
Affiliations: W&F Events / Trifecta