As a child, Donald was classically trained in the upright bass and violin. After hearing early funk records as a child, he began experimenting with tape decks and a primitive radio shack mixer at home in Tacoma, Washington. He began playing at nightclubs by the mid-1980s and began gaining name recognition in early turntablism. One early location Glaude had a residency was 6th & Proctor in Tacoma, WA. In the early 1990s when the rave scene took hold up and down the west-coast Donald had an Friday at the Underground nightclub in Seattle. Also frequently headlined at rave warehouse parties like NAF Studios in West Seattle. Other early Seattle electronic music clubs Glaude played in those early days: The Power Plant, Vinylized, The Cat Walk, The Jungle. His club nights showcased many now famous DJs from around the world. Donald, along with Funky Techno Tribe: DJ Dan in San Francisco and Ron D Core in Los Angeles helped define west-coast house music through the 1990s.
Donald Glaude is a pioneer of House Music with a very distinctive deep bass rhythm sound and occasional breaks in the music where Glaude shouts enthusiastically getting the crowd pumped up. He has been living in the Southern California area for some time. Donald Glaude has put out multiple records of his own songs and vanity labels Durty Records and Eden Records targeted to professional DJs while making digital releases on Beatport. He is in demand worldwide as a DJ and as a producer and re-mixer.
Donald also caused some stir in 2005 and 2006 with his Friday night residency at ICE Nightclub in Las Vegas called 'Thank Glaude It's Friday'. Donald and his night were showcased regularly on the Spike TV reality show 'The Club'.