Dj Clay

DJ Clay
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Producer, rapper, disc jockey
Years active 2003–present
Labels Hatchet House, Psychopathic Records
Associated acts Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox, Anybody Killa, Axe Murder Boyz, Bailz

DJ Clay (born Michael Velasquez) is an American record producer, rapper and disc jockey from Detroit, Michigan.[1] He is currently signed to Psychopathic Records,where he has been involved in all the inner working of the lotus pod and working on future projects. As of 2010, Velasquez has sold over 200,000 units.[2]

Biography

Psychopathic Records

While DJing locally in Southwest Detroit, Michael Velasquez performed at several events hosted by Psychopathic Records, including Big Balla X-Mas Party events, Juggalo Championship Wrestling events, and the release party for Twiztid’s album Man's Myth.[2] In 2006, he was asked by Shaggy 2 Dope to DJ for him on his national "F.T.F.O." tour.[1][2][3] After the successful tour, Velasquez was approached by Insane Clown Posse to DJ all of their tours. Velasquez was signed by Psychopathic Records in 2007 and began producing songs for several of the label's releases.[1][2][3]

Hatchet House

At the 2007 Gathering of the Juggalos music festival, it was announced that Velasquez had been moved to Psychopathic Records' subsidiary label Hatchet House.[1][3][4] The following year, it was announced that Velasquez would be releasing a series of mixtapes entitled Let 'Em Bleed that would feature artists on both Psychopathic Records and Hatchet House.[2][4] After releasing four volumes, Velasquez announced in 2010 that he would be releasing a new series of mixtapes entitled Book of the Wicked.[2][5] On June 4th, 2013, DJ Clay released a new mixtape entitled A World Upside Down.[6]

Influences

Velasquez cites Insane Clown Posse, DJ Q-bert, and Mix Master Mike among his influences.[3]

Discography

Mixtapes

References

External links

  • Official website
  • Myspace

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