Like many of his peers, DJ James Vincent grew up listening to and being inspired by the trailblazing music of Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, De La Soul and The Roots. In 2015, thanks to an encyclopedic knowledge of music and the innate ability to intuitively read a crowd in a darkened nightclub anywhere in the world, James is now working alongside many of those same musical icons he grew up admiring. His career has taken him from creating a soundtrack for 20,000 in the Sahara tent at Coachella to spinning a private party with Questlove for the New York Jets at Super Bowl XLVIII and to slots opening for John Legend at House of Blues in Los Angeles, sharing decks with Run DMC and DJ AM and DJing for Dido on the Lilith Fair tour and across the Atlantic to spin for Paris Fashion Week.
His remixes and songwriting credits for rockers Bush and Citizen Cope, meanwhile, have netted him two gold records and a “Best Song” MTV Movie Award. His original music can be heard on Entourage, An American Werewolf in Paris, Coach Carter and Accepted.