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DJ Slugo


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Deep in the mean streets of Chicagos infamous South Side, in the heart of the ghetto, a music pioneer was born…

DJ Slugo (Thomas Kendricks) was influenced early on by his cousin, DJ Geno who was a then-member of a hot-mix group called Kickass Productions. Along with the influences of other local acts such as the Hot mix 5, Slugo began a journey that would lead him to become one of the original creators of a style of music that would soon become known as Ghetto House.

In 1983 Slugo approached the DJ at his high school dance & asked if he could spin a couple of tracks. Though the set only lasted a brief 15 minutes, it ignited a flame that burns brighter than ever today. Later that same year he began DJing alongside Geno, & Devo. By borrowing some equipment to produce some very popular mixtapes for his schoolmates, he eventually earned enough money to purchase his own equipment.

From 1984-1987 Slugo honed his skills by observing the skills of his own local heroes. Later he participated in heated DJ battles that began to win him new acclaim as technical expert on the wheels of steel. In 1993 he released his first truly professional mixtape Ghetto Mix Part III. It was this tape that landed in the hands of Ray Barney, CEO of one of the largest dance music labels in the world, Dance Mania. After an introduction to Barney by DJ Deeon Slugo formalized an agreement that would result in a long stream of releases on the Dance Mania label. The financial freedom afforded to Slugo by this deal allowed him to form his own label, Subterranea Playhouse, which is planning many more releases in the near future.


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  • SixShooterSam

    wow I expected way more shouts/scrobbles! Even from myself... whats going on.

    26 Jan 2013 Reply
  • techhead4sho

    chicago what

    3 Apr 2009 Reply
  • dj_frodd

    SLUGO can be deffo taged as detroit-tech 'cos he released @ Databass - stricktly ghetto label from D - and the fattest Godzilla rmxes @ it.

    30 Mar 2009 Reply
  • stupidfatNugly

    he is probably tagged with detroit cause of similar taste in music and circles the djs are apart of

    10 May 2008 Reply
  • blazet

    Wickity Whack yo!

    22 Jun 2006 Reply

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