DJ Billy E is one of the legends of the Bass Music World, a status earned via his 22 years of experience releasing classic bass CDs like Nightmare On Bass Street & Tuner Beats. Also for his work as half of the production duo Bass Mekanik.
It all started in 1986 for the then 12 year old Billy E when he got an after school job at a Jupiter Florida car audio store and began learning how to install and design car audio systems with multiple woofers and amps. Billy would make mix tapes of old school Miami Bass Records and play them in the sound room to help sell woofers, pretty soon the whole high school would come to see Billy at the shop and get their systems hooked up. The shop got turntables and a mixer to start a DJ service and encouraged Billy to try it out and see what he could do with them, Billy discovered he had a natural talent for beat mixing and scratching and soon after met a group of local Djs that were doing the same thing including making their own Miami Bass Beats. One of these people was Jealous J now known as the Super Producer Jim Jonsin, J made Billy his first bass beat and schooled him to the ways of using the drum machines to make Bass Music. A short while after this Billy partnered with long time friend and Orion Car Audio rep Ed Firestone, Ed had just started a new Car Audio Bass label called IBP and Billy was signed immediately to make his first solo CD, Nightmare On Bass Street. The CD was a smash hit, selling 75 thousand copies in the first 5 months it was released and caught the attention of Miami Bass Label, Pandisc Records. It was here that Billy met Neil Case, Neil had an idea for a new style of Car Audio Bass CD that would include test tones to set your system up properly so you could get the most out of it. This was the birth of the Bass Mekanik Series of releases. Neil and Billy continue to release albums under the Bass Mekanik name and have sold about a million copies of these CDs.
One of Billy’s most recent hits - Tuner Beats, received play on MTVs popular Pimp My Ride series. The show used a song from Tuner Beats called "Beats 4 My Van", which caused hundreds of thousands of fans to look for the track and find out who made it.
DJ Billy E continues his work with Bass Mekanik and Bass Mekanik Records and we eagerly await what he will come up with next - one thing is for sure, it will have some seriously low bass on it and stay true to Billy E's Miami Bass Roots!