Who am I? I go by Brad, Thumper and in the past DJ Thumper. I began in the early 90's and in 2006 I took the stage name EarVelvet to differentiate from the many others out there using the name DJ Thumper.

Why EarVelvet? The name represents two possible meanings, referring both to 'something pleasing to the ear' and to the soft fur of a rabbit's ear. It is meant as a subtle throwback to my previous DJ Thumper title. Perhaps one of these will make it into the urban dictionary some day :)

What do I do? Back in the 90's I was a Pop/Top 40/Dance DJ for parties at fraternities and sororities as well as High school dances, weddings, etc... Between doing a few dozen live gigs each year and some time as an on-air DJ for public access doing Classic Rock & random other shows I kept pretty busy with music interests. Today I do only a few live events per year, mostly private events and house parties.

How do you do? I used to do it by CD in the 90's. After many years off and several moves I ended up ditching all my gear. When I got back into things in the early 2000's I realized it was time to go digital. I have followed the evolution of a variety of software and controlled pased options including DSS and Trakor combined with various midi controller devices. Presently I am in the Pioneer controller/Rekordbox family of products. Software and controller solutions are far less expensive and much more portable than the traditional Vinyl and CD route and offer quite a few more opportunities for creativity!

Where are the originals? I did produce a number of original remixes and such back in the 90's, but being all analog back then I lost track of the reels and cassette media in transit moving a few times. I can only assume all that is lost forever. I do want to produce some new stuff if I get the time and skill up on some software to help me do so. Gone are the days of ready access to the analog multi-track recording studio, but the potential for what can be done digitally now excites me. When I make something new, you'll find it here.