Only in the melting pot that is NYC, can a duo with such diverse
musical backgrounds come together and create an upbeat blend of funky
and electric disco mixed with elements of latin soul. The duo that
comprises Drrtyhaze are a perfect mismatch in so many ways.
Growing up, Matthew "DJ Drilla" Moffre grabbed the guitar at the early
age of 13. His favorite past times were moshing to hardcore and punk
music and skateboarding. His counterpart, Douglas "Drrty" Gomez rocked
fat laced pumas, lee jeans and beat bopped to the sounds of Run DMC.
Both of these cats grew up in different worlds...it was these
differences that eventually brought them together.
As time moved on in both Matthew and Doug¹s world, they both became
very passionate about dj¹ing. Douglas in the eighties and Matthew
almost a decade later. Influenced by the deep, soulful and jackin¹
sounds of New York City and Chicago House Music, Matthew and Douglas
found a communion in the underground clubs of New York City where they ultimately met.
This led to honing their turntable skills with blends of funk, disco,
house, soul, reggae and hip hop. If there's one thing for sure, almost
30 yrs dj'ing combined and an extensive record collection, these boys
share an equal pride in their DJ abilities.
Douglas has 10 yrs experience in the music industry as an A&R and
promotions manager for two dance labels in NYC. Douglas is a veteran
with the knowledge and hustle, working with top producers and labels
from around the globe; he knows what it takes to be on the forefront
of music. Matthew Moffre has spent the last ten years building his
audio engineering skills and teaching himself almost every piece of
software and hardware used for musical composition. Most recently,
Matthew went back to school for audio engineering learning about large
pro frame consoles, microphone techniques and post production
engineering. He graduated first in his class with top honors and some
funky new skills to bring to the studio.
Wanting more from the music they loved, they now both share an equal
pride and passion in creating funky disco tunes that make you wanna
shake your ass. These two halves, like ying and yang, complete a major
production force. With no sign of slowing down, Drrtyhaze will
continue to make their mark on this world utilizing the frequencies
that exist between 20hz and 20Khz.