Richard Humpty Vission shatters the sound
barrier once again with his 8th mix CD,
Big Floor Funk, a 60 minute continuous
mix representing Vission's latest reinvention
of his signature progressive funk and
bangin' house style. This release is an
enhanced CD with the video for its first
single, Vission's "Never Let Me Down."
the video here!) RHV compiled over
30 tracks including four original productions
along with The Crystal
Method's "Born Too Slow",
DJ Craze's "Soul Shine," and
the chunky energy of the Andrea Doria
club anthem "Bucci Bag (RHV Remix)".
With nearly 20 years of music experience,
Vission got his start in Los Angeles where
he'd cut classes to go spin records. DJ
culture was exploding in Los Angeles in
the early 80s when there were no superstar
DJs to follow, just two turntables and
a mixer. They spent hours perfecting their
mixes, buying records, and making mixtapes.
Those hours of practicing paid off. Vission's
music was so bumping when he and his friends
starting throwing house parties - literally,
in someone's backyard - they'd charge
$3 a head and 2,000 kids would show up.
Yes, the police noticed, as well as local
club promoters who wanted access to those
crowds, booking the DJ responsible to
His club success was a springboard for
his first radio show, broadcast live from
the club where he was playing. Vission
was hooked: he knew radio was one place
he definitely wanted to be. He got the
opportunity to answer phones for free
at POWER 106, and worked his way up for
two years, building his street credibility
at local events, always a mixtape ready
in his pocket, until the chance came:
"They didn't have a DJ to mix so
they played my tape. More than 100 people
called in asking, 'Who was that mixing?!?'"
The response opened the door to hosting
and mixing Power 106's POWER TOOLS - now
the longest running underground mix show
in America - earning Vission the 2003
DanceStar Award for "Best Radio DJ".
In '91, he got into the studio with "a
couple of his boys," and calling
themselves The Movement they were soon
moving dancefloors worldwide with their
international gold single, "Jump."
Suddenly Vission was touring the world
like a rock star, and its been pretty
much nonstop ever since. From DJing two
seasons of MTV's "The Blame Game"
to co-founding Aqua Boogie Records, Vission
has gone on to remix everyone from Madonna,
Destiny's Child, Nelly Furtado, Filter
to Felix da Housecat. Not to mention landing
over thirty Top 10 hits on Billboard's
Dance Music Chart (19 of them hitting
the number one slot) and earning him a
Grammy Remixer of The Year nomination.
His DJ mix compilations have made him
one of the best selling American DJs with
Soundscans exceeding 500,000 units, numbers
usually unheard of in electronic music,
much less DJ mix compilations.
Vission is currently working on his artist
album, as well as with Latin sensation
Paulina Rubio, whose hit "Don't Say
Goodbye" blew away the charts in
2003. Vission wrote and produced the song
"Dame Tu Amor (Show Me Some Love),"
and is working on an additional two cuts
for Paulina's new album, due out in 2004.
Despite this heavy production schedule,
Vission finds the time to play at more
than 80 shows a year, from private birthday
parties for Madonna to parties for 35,000
in the LA Coliseum to performing at the
Grammys for over 20 million viewers. His
non-stop touring schedule kicked off again
in 2004, with more than 60 dates in North
America. Check his website richardhumptyvission.com
for the mastermind behind Big Floor
Funk stopping near you!
-- written by Jennifer Warner
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