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I believe everything has changed me for the better, even the circumstances which I may have viewed as unfavorable. Perspective is the key to learning how to survive. The smallest actions can yield the most profound results. Unfortunately, most of the life-changing experiences of my past were primarily negative; in the long run, I suppose everything worked towards shaping me for the better. It all depends on how each person handles the cards they are dealt in life. This is why positive reinforcement is so important.
REED McGOWAN began his music career in 1985 at The Bourbon Pub & Parade Disco in New Orleans, as one of their first DJ/VJs. In 1996, he established New York City as a permanent home and has enjoyed spinning in the company of many other DJ masters including: Hex Hector, Junior Vasquez, Louis Morhaim, Man Parrish, Quentin Harris, Randy Bettis, Tony Moran, Victor Calderone, and Warren Gluck.
During his twenty-plus years of spinning, REED McGOWAN has graced the decks at such NYC nightlife institutions as: Crobar, Eagle, Hammerstein Ballroom, Limelight, Lure, Monster, Mr. Black, Palladium, Roseland, Splash, Tunnel, and Webster Hall. His events have covered everything from fashion, fundraisers & charity events to circuit parties, private functions and cast parties. REED McGOWAN’s style is an eclectic blend of mixed genres that include: House, Progressive, Electronic, Tribal, Circuit, Industrial, Indie, Rock, Soul, Top 40 and Dance/Disco/Classics.
REED McGOWAN has gained a reputation as consummate professional and accomplished Video Editor, with his works being seen in clubs all over the world. Included are such videos as: Mama Mia/Mommie Dearest clip, RuPaul’s Superfreak Medley, various television/movie/film montages (Brady Bunch’s Bewitched, Liz Taylor Tribute, Divine Tribute); and all have been made famous at Splash Bar New York.
The culmination of his experience has led him to the point in is life where music production is now his passion as well as “turntablism”. This creative fervor has led him to his own original Billboard charting productions.
REED McGOWAN’s own compositions have been remixed by such peers as: Edson Pride, Hex Hector, Jamie J Sanchez, Midnight Society, Quentin Harris, Rich Morel, Tim Letteer, Timmy Regisford, Tony Moran, Twisted Dee, Warren Rigg, and more.
REED McGOWAN has also worked on remixes, productions & promo releases for such artists as: Ari Gold, Carol Jiani, Cyndi Lauper, Deborah Harry, Justice, Lady GaGa, Marty Thomas, Rihanna, Scissor Sisters, St. Etienne, Sylvia Tosun, The Presets, Ultra Nate, Young Love, and others.
His production work is a testament to his ability, not only as DJ/Producer, but also as a songwriter. In the recent past, REED McGOWAN has been honored with two Billboard Magazine Songwriting awards.
After twenty-years in the industry, REED McGOWAN has moved his career to the next level with his group eMpulse, a collaborative project incorporating the talents of his many DJ peers which showcases his songwriting abilities as well as his performance skills. REED McGOWAN maintains regular appearances in New York City, the US, and overseas for major events, as well as abroad.
DJ/Producer’s Reed McGowan’s music can be found on iTunes under his eMpulse side-project name @ http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/empulse/id262267977#
DJ/Producer Reed McGowan can also be found on:
- Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/ReedMcGowanFanPage
- MySpace @ http://www.myspace.com/ReedMcGowan
- Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/eMpulseNYC
- YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=508CDCE6B102554C
DJ/Producer Reed McGowan’s DJ/mix demos can be heard on:
EMPULSE is the brainchild of DJ/Producer Reed McGowan. Refreshingly poetic in it’s approach, the subject matter is an irreverent & cathartic epithet of modern life. With this electronic crunk-punk slam on American pop culture & politics, Reed McGowan opens up the dance floor to a broader spectrum of sound, as heard in the Empulse debut release of “American Idle”& “Fight The People (With Love)”…which showcases his song writing talents and hints to the many influences of dance music which have defined Reed’s unique & provocative sound over the years.
Craig Mingus – email@example.com
Production, Remixing, Songwriting, Performance