Bio & Discography

Discography


10-AC - Voodoo Fire (Zoo Rave 2 / BMG)
Thrill Kill Kult - Blue Buddha Remix (Interscope - Top 15 on Billboard)
His Boy Elroy - Chains Remix (Immortal - Top 5 on Billboard)
AfroSaxon - Full Flava Ep (Velocity)
Soul Justice - Joy Remix (Velocity - DJ mag Hype Chart)*
Brick Nation - I Like It Remix 1 (Velocity)
Brick Nation - I Like It Remix 2 (Velocity)
Hypoluxo - Hope (Ox)
G-Man - Got Me Workin' (SlopShop Germany)**
Soundshock - Musical Freedom (Dripping Wet)
Monique - Right Here Remix (Aural Grooves)
Stephanie Cooke - The Rain Song Remix (Velocity)
Graflin presents Vibraphonic feat. Mr. White - Come Together (Slopshop Germany)
AfroSaxon Project - Spread Your Love (Slopshop Germany)+
Sugar Caine & Friends - Party Children RMX (Slopshop Germany)++
DJ Clinch - Memphis RMX (Bikiniwax US)
Graflin presents Vibraphonic - Girls Get Down (Slopshop)#

* "G-Man cuts a good groove, quite a funky one actually,...[we] like that one best." K-Klass review in DJ magazine

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** Connected continuously mixed CD by John Acquaviva

+Ibiza's Summerhouse Megamix
+House Top 100
+House Deluxe v6
+Unique House
+Tribalhouse v3

++OXA Ibiza Party 2002

#House Megamix Vol 9
#Party House Megamix Vol 2
#House Top 100 Vol 4


Clubs & Stuff

Graflin has been DJing since the early days of Acid House. After witnessing the emergence of one of the States' most musically influential scenes in Orlando, Graflin returned to Memphis to jumpstart the scene there. Now known as the "father" of the Memphis Scene, Graflin began in 1988 playing early US and British Acid House at a small club on historic Beale Street. Since then, he has owned three influential clubs, held residencies at many more, started a radio mix show, and as co-founder of SoundShock, organized some of the first underground parties in the Southeast US. In addition, one of his SoundShock parties was featured in the rave documentary "Generation of Sound."

Graflin's name quickly became synonymous with underground House in Memphis. In May 1989, Graflin started The Hitchhiker's Dance Guide on WEVL FM 90. Not only was this one of the first radio shows in the US to feature underground House and Techno, it is now the longest continually running underground House mix show in the US. In 1990, Graflin opened Memphis' first House club, Ozone.

It wasn't long before Graflin was in demand all over the Southeast US. So, it was only time before Graflin crossed paths with Nashville-based Rick Phifer. Each recognizing the other's talents and skills, they joined forces to form SoundShock Productions. Through SoundShock, Graflin and Rick quickly became known for their DJ and production ability. But, it was the live performance they produced that got everyone's attention. In addition to opening four shows for Moby, they also performed with La Tour, Alpha Team, Young American Primitive, and Charley Casanova.

With his popularity on the rise, Graflin was soon offered remix jobs for Thrill Kill Kult and His Boy Elroy. Both mixes shot up the Billboard Dance Chart, and the SoundShock mix of Thrill Kill Kult's Blue Buddha quickly became a much sought after underground classic. Work for major labels soon followed when BMG requested a track for their Zoo Rave II compilation which was produced under the name 10-AC, a play on the name of their home state.

In 1995, Graflin and Rick decided to focus their efforts in different areas. While Rick went to New York to open Velocity Recordings, Graflin concentrated on his DJ and Producing career. The next several years would be some of Graflin's most productive. Graflin was soon on the German club and US party circuit playing shows with CJ Bolland, Bad Boy Bill, John Digweed, Kimball Collins, Micro, Timo Maas, Jens Mahlstedt, Steve Bug, and Noel Sanger in addition to headlining most of his shows in Germany. Furthermore, Graflin was increasingly in demand for his production and remix work. Original projects on several US and European labels and remix work for Soul Justice, Brick Nation, and Cevin Fisher (as Submission) have gained him well-deserved attention.

Graflin now splits his time between his US club residencies and bookings, his overseas bookings, and music production. Articles in Germany's Prinz, Bremer, and Big magazines, reviews in the UK's DJ magazine, and bookings at Berlin's Love Parade and Love Express as well as numerous other appearances in Germany have only served to increase his popularity.

Graflin's natural talent as a DJ has been sharpened by years of experience in clubs and events all over the world. His ability to energize the crowd through his sets is inspiring. But foremost, his immediate connection with the dancefloor is apparent from the first record he plays.