Ruby Skye & Mixed Elements Present
DONALD GLAUDE & TREASURE FINGERS
Saturday, April 17
Confident. Exuberant. Raw. Innovative. These are just a few of the words industry insiders and fans have used to describe the talent behind one of America’s favorite house DJs, Donald Glaude. Ranked #68 on DJMag.com’s Top 100 DJs List in 2005, Donald skyrocketed to #48 this year and his genius keeps on growing…
Born in Tacoma, Washington, Donald’s love for music began at an early age. Originally a disciplined student of classical music, he was well-versed in the upright bass and violin. Any aspirations Donald had to continue in the classical vein vanished once he heard his first house record. With an ear for blending music already under his belt, and a love for the energy and soul of musical prodigies like George Clinton and Funkadelic, Donald began to amass a collection of house records which he taught himself to mix with a pair of mismatched turntables and a Radio Shack mixer.
Before Donald few DJs had attempted to spin house records. Donald’s fine ear helped him give birth to a new style. After mastering his craft, Donald began DJing in various clubs around Tacoma and Seattle. During that time he made several important connections which would launch his music to the forefront of what was quickly becoming one of the largest underground movements since New Wave in the late-70s. Perhaps the greatest connection Donald made was with another aspiring DJ and friend, DJ Dan.
Together Donald & DJ Dan sparked the rave scene in Seattle and developed large followings. Knowing that Donald possessed an energy and ability to work the crowd that was unparalleled to anyone else on the circuit, Dan convinced San Francisco’s legendary Funky Tekno Tribe to bring down his good friend Donald to play at one of their parties. Donald’s talents quickly made him a permanent fixture on F.T.T.’s roster.
With over 10 years of international DJ’ing experience killing dancefloors from Russia to Australia and everywhere in between, Ashley Jones aka. Treasure Fingers is no stranger to rocking parties. A well-versed producer and an accomplished musician, Treasure Fingers has his lustrous hand in multiple genres. He is also part of the drum and bass trio, EVOL INTENT, who are widely considered the #1 US producers in their respective genre. While most would rest easy on the success of one genre, TF does not sleep. Operating out of his home base of Atlanta, he produces music endlessly in between touring, dabbling in hip hop, electro, idm, downtempo, and more.
The talented Mr. Fingers’ major break in to the electro scene came by way of his catchy remix of Snowden’s ‘Anti Anti’ for Jade Tree Records. The success of this remix led to remixes for other artists including Estelle, Operator Please, The Deathset, Ocelot, Kerli, Alex Metric, & Romanthony, the writer and vocalist behind Daft Punk’s mega-hit “One More Time”. All the while he has continued to produce banging original tunes such as “Cross the Dancefloor”, which caught the ear of A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, landing him a spot on the Fool’s Gold Records roster.