-- 20+ YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY
-- Voted Best DJ on the Island of Maui 2011
-- Signed to Cold Busted Records & Gravitas Records
-- Appeared (as Yacob) on Fairfield's 1998 pioneer electronic music compilation 'FREAKIE PEOPLE: Awake In The Lap Of A Dream"
TOP TWELVE ORIGINAL ASTRO RAPH TRACKS:
1. All My Honey
2. We Believe
3. 2 People
4. The Way You Move ft. Audio Diplomats and Keen Klaws (to be released) 5. Astro Raph ft +Bias - Free Every One
6. Destenee - Illuminate (Astro Raph Remix) 7. Remember
8. Love Zombies
9. The Warning
10. Control - Wednesday Night Break In (Astro Raph Remix)
11. Be Strong
12. Business Hours (+Bias and Astro Raph collaboration project) - Deep Stop
- Began producing and DJing, in 1993 in Fairfield, Iowa
- Astro Raph was 15 when he ran away from home based on an intuition, to DJ and Produce in Boulder, Colorado in 1996.
- Appeared on a compilation in 1998 on the record label Freakie People as 'Yacob'
- Did a weekly 3 hour show on Amino internet radio which later became Gogaga for a couple of years.
- DJ'd quite a few clubs and raves as well as holding a residency at (legendary) Club Soma in Boulder, Colorado.
- Moved back to his home town Fairfield, Iowa
- DJ'd and taught electronic music production at the Beatbox (youth center).
- DJ'd many events, threw his own parties and (of course) was always producing. - Resident DJ in a club in Iowa City (Studio 13)
- Astro Raph moved to Maui, Hawaii.
- Joined 'Chilltown Maui' (DJ Crew)
- Started DJ duo 'The Ad.d. T.W.iN.s' with DJ Decka
- DJ'd every club on the island of Maui
- Got signed to Black Bridge Records and was featured on a release alongside Bassnectar - Got signed with Cold Busted Records for a remix of Gramatik's “Tearin' It Up”
- Voted 2nd place in local newspaper Maui Times Weekly's 'Best DJ Of The Year' award - Held down several DJ residencies while on Maui, some for 3-5 years
- Ran Maui's first successful DnB night at Ambrosia on Tuesdays for just over a year, which had many guest DJ's from around the world stop and play while passing through.
- Moved to Los Angeles
- Became friends with +Bias, and started a few groups together; 'Master Bassers', 'Sour Blues' and 'Business Hours'.
- Business Hours goes on tour, in 2013, in the LA area and afterwords gets signed to Electric Dangerous Records
- Sour Blues gets signed to Cold Busted and releases two singles
- Astro Raph gets signed to Gravitas Records with a release due April of 2014
- “We Believe” from the Album “Love Spells” charts for a few months on Beatport peaking at #16
- Moved back to Fairfield, Iowa for health and family reasons - Starts new collective in Fairfield called beatsNOTbullets
- Starts a youtube show and making music videos
- Starts a Patreon Account
- Astro continues to Produce and DJ
Places I've DJ'd over the years
-The Central SAPC
-La Cita Bar
-Russian Style, Hollywood Blvd
- Club Soma
- The Fiske Planitarium
- A Midsummers Night Rave
- Narodha warehouse parties
- Sunset Raves
- Outdoor Raves
- Charleys Pub
- Casanovas Discoteqa
- Ambrosia Maui
- South Shore Tiki Lounge
- Three's Bar and Grille
- The Cellar
- Mañana Garage
- Diamonds Ice Bar
- Weddings, Birthdays, Graduations, Auctions, Fund Raisers, Celebrations, Raves etc
The Town Square
The Burning Oak
Morning Star Studio
Basement of Revelations
Freedom Healing Center
The Dharma House
The Beauty Shop
The Tea Room
The Beat Box
KRUU 101.1 FM
House Parties, 'Out In The Country' Parties
Astro Raph (TURNTABLES/DDJSX+LAPTOP/CDJ'S)