Hello. My name is Shabaaz Foster
NYC-based house producer and remix junkie, Shabaaz Foster, aka the “Keeper of the Funk”, has disregarded all boundaries of what house music is really capable of. The notoriously known New York native punk whose formidable reputation of doing the unconventional and always trying new approaches to creating electronic music is what sets him apart from the rest.
As an ol’ skool graffiti writer, b-boy and overall hip-hop culturist, Shabaaz Foster started his love for customized music during his adolescent years, where he went under the alias “MersyOne” and completed his first series of mixtapes during high school. At the age of 20 he released his first 12″ tech-house record entitled “Shogun” and since then he has been pushing out his own bootlegs and original recordings under various independent record labels such as NuFunk Defile Records and, at the present time, Boutiq Muzik. His remixes in particular had proven to be in high demand despite the bootleg market; landing on numerous underground compilations that were sold alongside industry heroes such as Armand Van Helden, Dj Premiere, Roni Size and more. But no doubt, his work has gained him the attention that has landed him gigs in select areas of North America – including the New England area (New York, Connecticut), Philadelphia, Colorado, Canada and Mexico.
He has recently graduated from New York’s SAE Institute (School of Audio Engineering) to further develop and master his production craft in a life-long pursuit to simply advance his production abilities and one day “make a hit”.
Affiliations (past & present)
- Boutiq Muzik (independent electronic music label, NYC)
- The Super Ninja Pizza DJs (local DJ band based out of NYC)
- NYCDJCO.com (DJ for various wedding events in NYC, PA, NJ)
- NuFunk Defile Records (independent house & hip-hop label, Denver, CO)
- Steady Muzik Entertainment (Resident DJ, Denver, CO)
- The Spot 303 Radio Show (hosted a local radio show in Denver, CO)
- Club Vinyl (Denver, CO)
- Madame X (Greenwich, NYC)
- Funk & Crunk (Soho, NYC)
- Electro Sand (Cancun, Mexico)
- 2am Artist Showcase (Boston, MA)
- Scratch DJ Academy Event (Denver, CO)
- The Roxy (Denver, CO)
- MGM Nightclub (Denver, CO)
- The Beginning (Denver, CO)
- Bash Nightclub (Denver, CO)
and many more…