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Abec AKA GUNNZ
DJ Abec considers himself raised by hip hop on the urban streets of New York. His headphones and the music that filled them offered a break from the troubles in his life - an abusive childhood, Catholic school altar boy drug use and the crippling losses of friends and family members. "My sketchbooks were my diaries," he writes, "and my turntables have been the love of my life. My rhyme book is my bible, and the breeze from the boombox dried my tear-soaked pillow sheets." While he admits he's still a starving artist, DJ Abec says it's a small price to pay for doing something he loves. "The sky is the limit," he explains. "I was never firmly planted in the ground."
- Real name
- Thomas Mercado
- Name orgins
- With a (real) name like Tommy, the nickname GUNNZ just makes sense.
- Current status
- Residency at Arts District downtown on First Fridays
- Las Vegas
- Years spinning
- Favorite place to listen
- Wherever there's music
- Favorite song
- Elements by Danny Tenaglia
- Favorite place to play
- Wherever there’s people
- Danny Tenaglia, Luis Ramirez, Donald Glaude, Josh Wink, Q-Bert, Rob Swift, PeanutButterWolf, RJD2, Madlib, J Dilla, M.O.S.
- DJ gear
- Toshiba laptop, Virtual dj 2, Acid Pro, Virtual Studio, 2 Numark TT1650 waxwerks, Numark Matrix 2 Mixer, ScratchMaster needles
- Relax album B1C ’07 People don’t kill People… B1C ‘08 Good Music For You To Die To… One Life prod. ‘08 The Lost Prophets LP…One Life prod. ‘09 SoundCadets…AEG ‘09 Vegas Knights Crusades…Vegas Knights late ‘09
- Vegas Knights, Brand One Ent., AEG, One Life prod. (Independent is the way of the walk.)
- Booking contact
- Thomas “tommy” Mercado DJ ABEC
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