I grew up in a very musical family. My dad was a dj and my mom loved to sing. Being from Nashville it’s a really musical city, so it was all around me growing up. We always had a studio in my house and by the time I was 15 I had my first pro tools rig in my room. I would always stay up making beats, learning how to record, and messing with effects on pro tools.
My love for engineering really blossomed around 2015 when I moved back to Alaska from Arizona. I knew I wanted to make music my full time career and specifically focus on engineering and production.
Since then i’ve been on a non stop mission to perfect my craft. I now run Xsilence Recording Studio in Atlanta GA and I’m always striving for better quality productions and furthering my skills as an engineer.
I often record artists and see the issue they have of not knowing how to obtain beats, getting beats off YouTube, or paying a lot of money for exclusive beats. There also seems to be a general confusion on how royalties are paid on the back-end. I think all of that is a hassle and takes away from the creative process. With Beat Pass, I hope I’ve helped artist stay creative and not worry to much about the back-end bs.
DJ Cheerio got his first professional DJ job at the age of 17 as the performing DJ for Nashville's 80's teen dance show "Nashville Lights."
During his career as a performance DJ, he opened for MTV at Nashville-held events, won numerous DJ Spin-off competitions, performed in some of Tokyo's hottest nightclubs, and has been the head-liner DJ in some of Nashville's biggest clubs.
In 2008, DJ Cheerio began operating K.O. Entertainment full-time to meet the growing demand for his mobile DJ services.