DJ Clay

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DJ Clay
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) 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, Zug Izland, Esham, Bizzare, King Gordy, Myzery, Kottonmouth Kings, The Dayton Family, Cold 187um Big Hoodoo, The R.O.C., Tech N9ne, Three 6 Mafia, Legz Diamond & The Purple Gang

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[edit]

Psychopathic Records[edit]

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] In 2013 he joined the group Zug Izland. The line up is now Syn, Mike P. and DJ Clay.

Hatchet House[edit]

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 4, 2013, DJ Clay released a new mixtape entitled A World Upside Down.[6]

Influences[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

Features[edit]

He was featured on the Bloodstepp track "Underground MVP" which also featured Big Hoodoo, Axe Murder Boyz, Spice 1, KidCrusher, Syn and Mike Puwal of Zug Izland from the album Grand Theft UFO: Floppy Disk Edition released in 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d True, Chris "DJ Clay Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Biography". Biography. Psychopathic Records / Hatchet House. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d Rotten Radio interview, 27 June 2008
  4. ^ a b Insane Clown Posse (presenters) (2008-07-13). Weekly Freekly Weekly- 13th July 2007 GOTJ Edition (internet news). Detroit, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. Event occurs at 7:08. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  5. ^ "Chapter One". Hatchet Herald (Psychopathic Records) 13 (6). May 7, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ Hatchet Herald

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