DJ Homicide

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DJ Homicide
DJ Homicide.jpg
DJ Homicide performing with Sugar Ray 6/5/2009 in Reno, NV.
Background information
Birth name Craig Anthony Bullock
Born (1970-12-17) December 17, 1970 (age 47)
Origin Pasadena, California
Genres rock, hip hop
Occupation(s) radio personality on Dash Radio.
Instruments DJ, turntables, samples, programming, keyboards, rapping, scratches, sound effects
Labels Pulse
Associated acts Sugar Ray, The Alkaholiks

Craig Anthony Bullock, also known as DJ Homicide (born December 17, 1970), is an American former DJ for the rock band Sugar Ray.

DJ Homicide hosts The Blast on SKEE 24/7 on Dash Radio.

Life and career

He was born and raised in Pasadena, California. Along his shoulders is a tattoo that reads "City Of Roses" (a reference to the town's nickname).

On top of his work with Sugar Ray, Bullock spends a great deal of time as a solo artist, appearing as a featured DJ at nightclubs all across the country.[1] At these performances he primarily plays mash-ups (both his own and others) as well as songs in their original format. The genre of his musical library is diverse, but primarily contemporary (1980s—present day). He has created three full-length promotional CD mixes; Live From Los Scandalous, Homicide's House and LASONIC. All were released under SKAM Artist records, as well as available for download through his websites.

Bullock was inspired to start DJing after listening to radio station KDAY and was briefly a member of The Alkaholiks.[2] He joined Sugar Ray after the completion of their debut Lemonade and Brownies. His friend DJ Lethal worked on the CD but did not want to perform live with the band so he suggested his friend (Homicide). Bullock went on to join Sugar Ray officially.

Bullock's functions in the band are producing, writing and background vocals. Most notably he can be heard in the hook of "Every Morning" saying "Shut the door baby, don't say a word." When Sugar Ray performs "Fly" and "Mr. Bartender (It's So Easy)" Bullock often raps in lieu of Super Cat and Prohoezak. Bullock improvises sound manipulations and digitally replaces the drum track when Stan Frazier chooses to play acoustic guitar.

Bullock's father died in 2004. He has a sister (and a nephew). He has homes in Miami, FL and Los Angeles, CA.

With the band, Bullock has appeared in the films Scooby-Doo and Father's Day and the TV show Las Vegas.[3]

On August 22, 2010, it was announced on Sugar Ray's Twitter page that Bullock had left the band.[4]

References

  1. ^ Eventvibe.com Profile |http://www.eventvibe.com/theparkultralounge?showtab=My%20Photos&action=gallery&gid=9027
  2. ^ 944.com interview |http://www.944.com/articles/go-dj/
  3. ^ Craig @ IMDB.com |https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0120138
  4. ^ Sugar Ray on Twitter |https://twitter.com/sugarrayband/status/21814199959

External links

  • Official website
  • Official Sugar Ray
  • Craig Anthony at SKAM Artist
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