DJ LaRue at FringeArts
Thursday, September 14
It’s the 21st Festival and we’re finally old enough to drink! Join us for the second weekend of the Festival as we party with DJ LaRue (AKA DJ Tanner) at La Peg!
DJ Tanner is a Philadelphia native who has the heart and soul of old-school and vinyl DJ and the creativity of a modern-day controllerist. Now DJing for 8 years, Tanner has been able to embrace the wave of the technology that is changing the industry and simultaneously learned how to DJ using real vinyl records the way art form of DJing was originally founded.
Tanner’s love and respect of the origins of DJing and his knowledge of the digital DJing era has helped him to produce a sound of music that is loved and respected by all music fans.
DJ Tanner, whose name originates from none other than a love for the 90’s sitcom Full House, is a Philadelphia native with the heart and soul of an old school vinyl DJ matched with the creativity of a modern day “controllerist.” Now DJing for five years, Tanner combines the skills of using real vinyl records, the way the art form of DJing was originally intended, with the current wave of technology that is changing the industry. Tanner’’s love and respect of the origins of DJing and his knowledge of the digital DJing era have helped him to produce a sound of music that is appreciated and enjoyed by all music fans. DJ Tanner is a graduate of Dubspot, an electronic music production and DJ school in New York City. In his five years in the game Tanner has racked up a very impressive list of projects and clients/venues. Tanner is the President of Let Us Do It Entertainment aka LUDI. He co-hosted the Internet radio show The Foundation with the Boogey Bruthas on Voltaradio.com. Tanner’s client/venue list includes: Ann Taylor, Sephora, Macy’s, NCL, Malibu Rum, Revel Entertainment Group, The Loft, New York and Company, Nordstrom, Bath & Body Works, and Forever 21, as well as spinning in several night clubs including Crocodile, Fiso, Skyy, and Bliss. Two years ago Tanner joined the biggest DJ company in the United States, Scratch Music Group, which was founded by Jam Master Jay. Since working for Scratch Events and Scratch Weddings, Tanner has been able to take his career to new heights. From his monthly stints spinning on cruise ships, to his constant gigs in retail stores, as well as the many couples that choose DJ Tanner as their wedding entertainment, his decision to sign with Scratch has proven to be a success. Influences: Rick James, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Master P, DMX, Nas, Bootsy Collins, Michael Jackson, DJ Shiftee, Lil Jon, Jazzy Jeff, Dee Jay Reborn, Dubspot, Dj Cincere, Dj Qlassick.