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DJ Purple (the duke of House): Bio

PROPER NAME: Reginald L. Davenport

NICKNAME: Reggie

DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: 27 May 71/ Chicago IL, USA

FAVORITE COLORS: Purple & Silver

FAVORITE CHICAGO RADIO STATIONS:
OLD SKOOL: WBMX 102.7 FM
NEW SKOOL: WKKC 89.3 FM

FAVORITE US DJs:
Frankie Knuckles, Mickey “Mixin” Oliver, Robert Owens, The "Legendary" Terry Hunter, Mark Grant, Derrick Carter, Kerri “Kaos 6:23” Chandler, “Little Louie” Vega, DJ Spen

FAVORITE UK DJs:
Bobby & Steve, Mike Maher, Jeff Allen, C.J. Mackintosh, Jeremy Newall, Nick Bridges

FAVORITE RECORD LABELS:

OLD SKOOL: DJ International, Trax, Hot Mix 5, State Street, Sound Pak, (Chicago),
Urgent Music Works [Formerly Lazyboy Records] (Chicago), Vibe Misic/Music Plant/Vinyl Soul (Chicago), Guidance (Chicago), Blackstone Recordings (Chicago), Prescription/Balance (New York), Clairaudience (New York), Sub-Urban (New York), Azuli (London), Freetown/Subwoofer (London) Distance (London), Si Project (London), Peppermint Jam (Hannover, Germany)

NEW SKOOL:

T's Box/T's Crates (Chicago), Future Vision (Chicago), Cajual (Chicago), Open House Recordings (Chicago), SLAAG (New Jersey), Soul Groove Music (New Jersey), Mi Casa (Toronto), IRMA (Italy)

MUSIC STYLE/POLICY:
Best described as "Organic Dance Music": a ‘classy’ combination of commercial hits and “hot” underground records compiled in such a way as to maintain a total club experience. My music presentation is designed to move every body part from the head all the way down to the foot. My policy is to keep the tempo between 124-128 Beats Per Minute.

Optymus Pryme (ALTER-EGO OF DJ PURPLE)

GENRES:
OLD SCHOOL - 70's/80s Soul, Funk, Disco
BREAK-DANCE
NEW JACK SWING
SMOOTH R&B - Afterhours/Steppers/Downtempo/Neo-Soul
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL

Locations Played

1994 - Present: (* - residencies)

CLUB AURA - Milwaukee, WI

WDEP RADIO (wdepradio.com)[The House Is A Feeling Radio Show] - Minneapolis, MN

VOCALO RADIO (Vocalo.org)[Friday Night DJ Series] - Chicago, IL

WORLD VIBE RADIO ONE - Phoenix, AZ

STUDIO 200 - Milwaukee, WI

ARGO TEA CONNERS PARK - Chicago, IL

HENRY W. MAIER PARK (SUMMERFEST GROUNDS) [PRIDEFEST MILWAUKEE] - Milwaukee, WI

ISLAND BAR & GRILL - Blue Island, IL

RUMOR UPBEAT LOUNGE - Milawukee, WI

RADIO STATION WMSE (91.7 FM) ["LATENIGHT BEAT GENERATION"] - Milwaukee, WI

THE TASTE NIGHTCLUB - Chicago, IL

GROOVE FM - UK

HITTIN' HARD RADIO - Milwaukee, WI

THE ART BAR - Kenosha, WI

RADIO STATION WSRB (106.3 FM) ["CLUB 106'3"] - Lansing, IL

*NEW AGE SOUL.COM - ["Soul Revival" Mixshow]

CAFE TWO07 - Chicago, IL

TRIANGLE - Milwaukee, WI

LOFT 610 - Omaha, NE

*THE STAR BAR - Park City, UT

*UTAH FREE MEDIA.org - ["Afterhours (a deep house session)" mixshow], Salt Lake City, UT

RICE-ECCLES STADIUM - University of Utah (Salt Lake City), UT

DAVIS CONFERENCE CENTER - Layton, UT W LOUNGE - Salt Lake City, UT

RICO'S WAREHOUSE - Salt Lake City, UT

WILKINSON STUDENT CENTER - Brigham Young University (Provo), UT

MUSE MUSIC - Provo, UT

RADIO STATION WIIT (88.9 FM)["SPIN CLUB RADIO", interview] - Chicago, IL

CIRCLE LOUNGE - Salt Lake City, UT

*JERSEY DJS.COM - ["Soul Revival" & "Pryme Vektor" mixshows]

MYNT MARTINI LOUNGE - Salt Lake City, UT

CHICAGO HOUSE RADIO.COM - Chicago, IL

THE DATING GAME - Chicago, IL

SEVILLE QUARTER - Pensacola, FL

BURCH ACCESS INTERNET RADIO SHOW (HOSTED BY CARLETTA) - Las Vegas, NV

*MEMORIAL PLAZA - Al Udeid AB (Doha), Qatar

J.R. Rockers - Hurlburt Field (Ft. Walton Beach), FL

TYNDALL ENLISTED CLUB - Tyndall AFB (Panama City), FL

LA CHAPELLE - Lyon, France

UNITED CAFE - Lyon, France

BRUME [UNIVERSITY RADIO] - Lyon, France

AMBASSADE - Lyon, France

EARDRUM (RECORD STORE) - Lyon, France

LE ZEBRE (WINE BAR) - Lyon, France

BETA BAR - Tallahassee, FL

MINISTRY OF SOUND - London, UK

*OPIUM LOUNGE - Romford, UK

*MUSTARD (formerly HEROE'S NEW BAR GENERATION) - Milton Keynes, UK

LAPRES - Ipswich, UK

PESTELLO'S (formerly THE BREAK) - Bury St. Edmunds, UK

TOXIC-8 - Cambridge, UK

*KAROOZE (BAR) - Bury St. Edmunds, UK

DI MAGGIO'S Attleborough, UK

PO NA NA - Cambridge, UK

RUSH NIGHTCLUB - Haverhill, UK

FRESHER & FIRKIN (PUB) - Cambridge, UK

THE HOBGOBLIN (PUB) - Haverhill, UK

MANHATTANS NIGHT CLUB - Norwich, UK

THE GARDEN HOUSE (PUB) - Banham, UK

*BAR RUMBA - London, UK

VINYL 2 U (RECORD STORE) - Peterborough, UK

*THE FEZ CLUB - Cambridge, UK

GOLD'S - Leicester, UK *("Let Ther Be Sound")

THE TERRACE - Colchester, UK *("Let There Be Sound")

THE WHITE HOUSE - Newmarket, UK *(“Let There Be Sound”)

THE MAID’S HEAD (PUB) - Mildenhall, UK

THE ROSE AND CROWN (PUB) - Beck Row, UK

EVOLUTION - Wellingborough, UK

TIGER’S HEAD (PUB) - Mildenhall, UK

RADIO STATION WKKC (89.3 FM)["Friday Night Audio"] - Chicago, IL

WAREHOUSE III - Chicago, IL

*CELEBRITIES - Newmarket, UK

THE BELL HOTEL - Mildenhall, UK

THE SMOKE HOUSE - Beck Row, UK

BOB HOPE REC CENTRE - RAF Mildenhall (Beck Row), UK

*GALAXY CLUB - RAF Mildenhall (Beck Row), UK

WINNER’S NIGHT CLUB - Peterborough, UK

LARISTO’S - Peterborough, UK

RINALDO’S - Peterborough, UK

THE STUCKLEY INN - RAF Alconbury (Huntingdon), UK

THE SPORTS BAR - RAF Alconbury (Huntingdon), UK

*MUSWELLS (PUB) - Peterborough, UK

EBC (ENLISTED BEACH CLUB) - Cocoa Beach, FL