The true hallmark of a successful person in the music industry is one who has worn all of the hats. DJ, Producer, record store owner, label owner, promoter and teacher, there’s no aspect of the business that Brian Boncher hasn’t touched.
From the time he won Chicago 92.7’s “In the Mix” DJ competition and landed a weekly spot at the age of 16, his momentum never stopped. A year later in ’97 he was a music buyer for one of Chicago’s best known vinyl shops, SuperDance Records, where he eventually became the owner.
Taking on production at the same time, he immediately gained notoriety and landed a deal with Strictly Hype Recordings. In 2001 he beat out thousands of entries in a remix competition for DJ Sasha’s Kinetic records and placed in the top 10. He has gone on to produce chart topping music such as ‘Ritmo Celoso’ that was #1 on Traxsource’s Afro/Latin/Brazilian charts for over 6 months, released ‘Everybody’s Dancing’ on the iconic Guesthouse label, and 30 more releases since 2016 on labels such as Moody Recordings, Whitebeard, Moodfunk and S&S Records.
Brian has also partnered up with other industry heavyweights such as Martin EZ, forming the TRU Musica record label, clothing line and event agency. He is also half of the artist collaboration with Rees Urban known as RUBB Sound System, which has been steady gaining worldwide recognition with their nonstop trajectory of music production. They have remixed for artists such as Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle, Lil Louis, CeCe Peniston and Colette. Recently they held the Traxsource #1 spot for ‘Cast A Spell’ on Guesthouse Music.
Brian also believes in giving back, and much of his time is spent teaching various DJing and music production classes at IV ThinkLab as well as guest lecturing at Universities.
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