About



Avery
From his childhood days of his notorious "pause" mixes where he would capture the lastest music from the radio in the 80′s, it was pretty much destiny that he would find his way as a DJ and in music. In 1994, Avery embarked on his career as a DJ. He pioneered St. Mary’s College’s first house music radio show.  He went on to have two more radio shows at University of MD working alongside the infamous DC hip-hop legends The Soul Controllers. Avery has spun at almost every club around the DC area as well as clubs in Chicago, Miami, and New York along side many local and national legends. His skills behind the decks have landed him awards and plenty of notoriety including runner up in both the house and downtempo categories for Urb Magazine’s 1st Annual mixtape contest. His latest creation is the “Off The Beaten Path” radio show. Here he gets a chance to showcases his eclectic and wide taste of music.  His first love is house music, but don’t be surprised to hear dnb, lounge, salsa, jazz, funk… you name it. He’s currently living and doing his music thing in Luxembourg.

District Soul
District Soul was founded in 2000 by Avery and Johnson Lee after their infamous ‘a little bit higher‘ mix. During the next couple of years, Bobby Jae, LBS, and DJ D-Up joined to form one of the most talented crews. They’ve continued to do their magic from DC to Miami to Bali to São Paulo.

Professional History
Radio
KSMC 89.5 - St. Mary's College - 1994
WMUC 88.1 - Univeristy of MD - 1996, 1999-2000
Capitol Vibes - 2000-2002
Therapy Sessions - 2000-2004
Off The Beaten Path - 2008-present

Retail
Yoshitoshi Records - Washington, DC
DJ Hut - Washington, DC

Venues/Parties
2K9, Andalu (Resident), Bar Nun, The Bank (resident), The Blue Room, Buzz, Capital Ball Room, Club Up, DC Sanctuary, Erico's Cafe, Five (resident), Gallery, The Garage, Gazuza, Georgetown Station, Gua Rapo, Lemur Lounge, Mantis (resident), Mie n Yu (resident) Modern (resident), Nation, Platinum, Red, Rendezvous, Saki (resident), Science Club (resident), The Vault

Outside DC
Blue - Miami, FL
Chaos/Club 'N' - Miami, FL
Cochabamba, Bolivia
Europa - Richmond, VA
Good Love Bar - Baltimore, MD
Halcyon - New York, NY
Mosaic - Baltimore, MD
NIGH - Miami, FL
Redwood Trust - Baltimore, MD
Skylounge - Baltimore, MD
Smart Bar - Chicago, IL

Spun/Performed With
95 North - DC/Richmond
Darrell Woodson - Chicago
DJ Pope - Baltimore
DJ Smash - New York
DJ V - Chicago
East Coast Boogiemen - DC
Greg Norwood - Chicago
Kerri Chandler - New York
Kolai - DC
Mark Farina - San Francisco/Chicago
Oji - Baltimore
Sam Burns - DC
Taha - DC/Sudan
Tortured Soul