Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
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Bad Boy Bill is a DJ from Chicago, Illinois, USA. He plays an assortment of house music.
Bad Boy Bill began his DJ career in 1985 during the Chicago House music movement of the mid and late '80s working with Mike "Hitman" Wilson and Julian "Jumpin" Perez of the then WBMX DJ mixing team known as the Hot Mix 5. Bill's popularity began to grow by dj'ing parties throughout Chicago and the Suburbs opening for the Hot Mix 5 DJ's.
Currently Bad Boy Bill plays everything from House to Electro. He is known to play on six different turntables at once. He has come close to winning the DMC championships a few times. He is considered to be a "Superstar" DJ.
Hot Mix (1988-1994)
Bill did 17 different mixes between 1988-1994 called "Hot Mix".
Bangin' The Box (1995-2001):
Bill's Bangin' The Box series is one of the best selling series in dance music history with 5 volumes.
House Connection (1997-1998):
Bad Boy Bill teamed up with Richard Vission to form the house dj super-group: The House Connection. They have released two mix albums with their last being in 1998. In May 2006 Bill did a special 2 night reunion show with fellow House Connection mate Richard Vission in Dallas and Detroit. This was the first time the two have spun together in 6 years. Rumors have started about a House Connection 3 being in the works.
Behind The Decks (2003-2006):
In 2003 he released a CD/DVD mix album entitled Behind the Decks. Behind the Decks was originally supposed to be a new series along the same lines as Transport/Tranceport for house music. A second album has not been announced for this series as of July 2007.
Bill embarked on a 3 show tour in May 2006 under the headline "BTD Live". Bill performed at "The Church" in Denver, Avalon in Los Angeles, and Crobar in Chicago. Both audio and video were recorded at these gigs after which a BTD Live CD/DVD was released in the stores in October 2006.
ClubPlanet.com did an interview with Bill where he talked briefly about his upcoming projects. He said to expect, "rock, hip-hop, and house" on his album. Bill also stated that his new mix album will be all house music.
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