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Pulz-8 started Djing in 1992 and made his first appearances behind the decks in his hometown of Chicago. He has since made a name for himself as Pulz-8 with DJ gigs as well as live p.a. performances around the United States including his 6 year stint at Exit Nightclub along with a weekly residency for the original Lunacy Wednesdays at Chicago's famed Crobar Nightclub from '96 to '99.

In 1996 he was recruited as the keyboard player for the band WOD, a local Chicago industrial outfit that made a lot of noise (literally) throughout the Midwest. The band toured and played tirelessly for the next 2 years serving as openers for many well known industrial and electronic acts such as Sister Machine Gun, Lords of Acid, Cirrus, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Sheep On Drugs, and Chi-town favorites 13MG, to name a few.

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As a DJ, his other residencies as well as guest sets include such Chicago hot-spots as Gotham, Karma, Neo, Vision, Spybar, Sonotheque, Smartbar, Soundbar and practically every other major venue in Chicago. He has played alongside international DJ superstars such as Carl Cox, Christian Smith, Renato Cohen, Mistress Barbara, Monk (Rabbit In The Moon), Junkie XL, Pete Bones and Doc Martin at venues all across the U.S., from Miami's Winter Music Conference to the Los Angeles Art and Music Festival.

In mid-2003 Pulz-8 teamed up with Miami producer/DJ Kirill and recorded a track for his label, Project Cuba. Under the alias Kirill vs. The Surrogate they released their remix of "Cuban E-Fusion" from the Cuban band Sin Palabras. This record was well received by DJs in both Chicago (for its deep Chicago-style bassline) as well as Miami (for its Afro-Cuban flare). The track features live "Yoruba" vocals and amazing percussion from members of Sin Palabras. The single found its way onto Chris Fortier's Balance Promote Group Chart that September and into the sets of djs across the globe.

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In March of 2005, Pulz-8 launched 8-Trax Recordings. This record label serves as a vehicle for his original productions as well as remixes by some of Chicago's finest producers. 2006-2007 saw the followup to the debut release on 8-Trax entitled "Red Eyes Open" featuring remixes by Nosmo and Andre Solaris of XM Radio.

A lot of '06 was spent laying low and workin' hard in the studio. Getting back to his industrial roots, Pulz-8 collaborated with legendary Chicago DJ Jeff Moyer and Chris Randall (Sister Machine Gun) to release the WTII (Wax Trax II) 5th Year Anniversary CD compilation. This release features some of the more influential industrial acts of the last few years. Check www.WTIIRECORDS.com for more info.

Stay tuned for much more new material in 2008 as well as massive updates to 8-Trax.com, including photos, vids, live mixes and other downloads. In the meantime, check Pulz-8's MySpace page for upcoming releases as well as exclusive downloads.

12 inch vinyl from P-8: "Sky High/Red Tide" (catalouge no. 8T01) on 8-Trax Recordings can be purchased via mail order at www.gramaphonerecords.com or www.waxaddict.com. Digital downloads of those trax as well as new unreleased material are also available.

Thanx for listening.

Peace always,

P-8