Derrick Carter is widely acknowledged as one of the better DJs of the world. With innovative productions, flawless technical skills and an effortlessly joyful attitude of rocking a crowd, his influence has infiltrated throughout the spectrum of dance music.
Although known as one of the key players of Chicago’s house music wave in the ’90s, Derrick began DJ’ing at the age of nine, spinning disco and funk records at family reunions. Raised in the western suburbs, Derrick was into music from a young age. During his teens, “Chicago house” sucked him in and before long he became a strong presence in the city’s underground dance scene.
Derrick’s sets are rooted in house, but he freely travels outside standard club tastes, incorporating old-school disco, soul, jazz, new wave, and whatever else catches his fancy. By refusing to accept conventional standards and instead choosing to simply do his own thing he has built a reputation as one of the underground pioneers, becoming a celebrity among dance-music aficionados.