Ani Quinn was raised in New York City by artist parents who encouraged his creative instincts from a young age. Ani had his first band at age 14 and played shows at legendary venues like CBGBs. At age 17, Ani's parents bought him turntables and a mixer. "All I did was practice mixing and scratching. It was too loud and too constant for my folks…so I moved out!" Now, on his own and with only six months of practicing under his belt, Ani started booking gigs at some of NYC's better known night clubs. Playing a mix of Hip Hop and House at spots like The Limelight, Nell's & The Shelter. It was also at this time in NY (the early 90s) that the rave scene was starting to grow. Ani quickly became a constant fixture at these often illegal gatherings, DJing warehouse parties from Brooklyn, downtown Baltimore and DC, to Boston and Rhode Island as well as holding a residency at Manhattan's first weekly rave party, the now infamous friday night known as NASA (featured in the cult film "Kids"). It was here that Ani caught the ear of electronic music innovators, Deee-Lite. "I always did my own thing. I always DJed all styles of music. Now it's called 'Open Format'. I think it was my eclectic DJ sets that initially attracted Deee-Lite. After a few late night jams back at their studio, when they realized I could also play instruments, they quickly asked me to join their group. A year later, we released Deee-lite's 3rd album, 'Dew Drops in The Garden'." Deee-lite then toured for a year and half to promote the album. Of the experience Ani says, "I was so young, 19, when we finished recording. And then we traveled all over the world. It was amazing. After the tour I was able to book DJ gigs everywhere. All over the States, Canada, overseas. I was really blessed. Now I'm only in my mid-thirties and I've been a professional DJ for nearly 2 decades!" Since his days as a rave pioneer and early champion of open format style mixing, Ani Quinn has well established himself as a premier DJ and go to talent for night club owners, event planners and music industry bigwigs. He has shared bills with artists like Kelly Rowland, Run DMC, Cyprus Hill, 2 Live Crew, Britney Spears, Moby and Slick Rick. He's spun parties with DJ AM, DJ Vice, Quest Love, Biz Markie, Jazzy Jeff, DJ A-trak, DJ Craze, Jam Master Jay, Samantha Ronson & Mark Ronson and done parties in places like St. Tropez, Cannes, Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, London, Amsterdam, Zurich and practically every state in America. Most recently Ani Quinn has DJed record release parties for Timbaland and Alicia Keys, DJed several private affairs for Malaysian royalty and is the personal DJ for all of Justin Timberlake's New York events. When Justin Timberlake needed music for the runway show for his clothing line, William Rast, he contacted Ani Quinn. Ani has since done the music for all of William Rast's shows, as well as music for Jennifer Lopez's clothing line and runway shows for Louis Vuitton. Now working on his series of "Style & Grace" mix cds, expect Ani Quinn to start unveiling more of his own productions and remixes. And be sure to listen for Ani's unique, superior blend of current hits, classics, electro, indie dance, rock and hip hop at a party near you. His many years behind the turntables ensure you the best possible mix of music for whatever the occasion.