Sumner began earning his stripes on the (barely extant) NC club scene in 2007, refining his raw talent into skilled distinction. Recently transplanted to DC, he quickly made himself known to the Capital club world, teaming with local collective, SCANDAL, for gigs at Fly Lounge & Gazuza Lounge, and Will Eastman for his BLISS party at U Street Music Hall. While not in the booth, he tirelessly traverses the eastern seaboard and West Coast, gaining admiration and notoriety for his infamous “Wake Me on Tuesday” house parties. Sumner really started gaining traction in DC after joining local DJ collective, Nü Entertainment, in August 2011, allowing him to spin at a variety of venues, including Ultrabar, Eden, Fur, Lima, Barcode, Dirty Bar, and Backbar at 9:30 Club.
Sumner’s years of experience behind the decks and playing the drums have expedited his musical maturity as a producer. He excels in blending genres within his ever-evolving musical palette, resulting in a style uniquely of his own. While he has jokingly labeled himself a “confused” DJ, his sets are characterized by an eclectic harmony of massive electro hooks, melodic breakdowns, and steady techno & minimalistic rhythms, which retain the soul and accessibility of house music. Sumner spent the past four years refining this formula by becoming a student of the industry and studying his influences’ live shows. His savvy for consistently reading the crowds and harnessing dance floor energy has established him as one of the most dynamic and engaging live performers in the Washington scene.
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