" I hail Donald to be one of the most
entertaining DJs in America to watch live."
- DJ Dan
A veteran DJ for over 15 years, Donald Glaude
has cemented his reputation as a crowd-rocking favorite and
one of the most in demand artists in the country. He is one of
those rare DJs who perceives their role to be that of an
all-around entertainer and performer. He exudes energy,
dropping track after funky track, arms aloft, and has been
known to join the dancers on the floor. It is the combination
of these ingredients that have helped him create a unique
connection with his audience.
His DJing career began inauspiciously in his
hometown of Tacoma, Washington, just outside of Seattle, with
a pair of mismatched turntables and a Radio Shack mixer. In
the clubland vacuum that existed in Tacoma, Donald had to
teach himself to mix. After mastering the basic skills, Donald
began DJing in various clubs around Tacoma and Seattle. He
made several important connections during that time, including
a friendship with another aspiring DJ by the name of Dan.
Later, DJ Dan would convince San Francisco's Funky Tekno Tribe
to let him play at one of their parties. Donald soon became a
permanent resident of F.T.T. Donald's knack for working the
crowd has earned him a huge underground following and has
positioned him as one of the hottest DJs on the rave circuit.
Alongside crowd pleasers like Carl Cox and DJ Dan, Donald
whips the crowd into a frenzy at such annual events as
Together As One, Cyberfest, Audiotistic, and Cool World, to
name a few. Donald is consistently one of the biggest draws of
the annual Moonshine OverAmerica tours and with his
popularity, can be routinely found spinning in such cities as
Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Denver, Vancouver, Toronto and
in his home town of Tacoma.
Off The Hook
first mix for Moonshine Music and was the first mix CD that
Donald produced where he was able to select and mix his own
choice of tracks. This mix unleashed Donald's own inimitable
style, displaying the skills and energy that have made him one
of the most exciting DJs to emerge in recent years.
In between releases and the demands of his
rigorous touring schedule, Donald has been concentrating his
efforts on producing singles, such at “Soul Cha Cha” and “To
The Soul”, both of which can be found on his, Mixed Live
Donald Glaude, Buzz, DC. In early 2001, Donald, along with
his business partner, Bradley Eklund, launched Respect
Recordings – the first single off this imprint is “Blue #1”
which is very reflective of Donald’s live sound.
The Mixed Live series is dedicated to the
handful of DJs that can only be experienced live – Donald’s
dynamic, animated and energized persona definitely categorizes
him as the “must see” talent. The historical Buzz event
at Nation in Washington, DC was the backdrop for this
monumental night. With an over-capacity crowd on hand to
witness history, Donald, admittedly “a little nervous at
first”, quickly found his groove and tore it up.
For his new album Mixed Live, 2nd
Session: The Gallery @ Turnmills, London Donald
stepped it up a bit and became the first DJ to record a "Mixed
Live" outside of the US. Turnmills in London was the venue and
the crowd went nuts! To top that off, the album will be
presented in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The DVD disc
will include interviews and shots from the event.
The album will be released on February 25,
Not only is Donald dedicated to his craft, it
is his amazing ability to connect with the crowds that makes
his sets transcend mere mortality.
For more information please contact Susan
Mainzer at 323-466-5141 or email