At nineteen years old, Brett Rubin bought four crates of hip hop records and his first set of turn tables. He thought that’s where he’d start, but he was wrong. A week later, he’d sold all those hip hop records and started to dig for electronic music. As a Chicago resident, he was in the right place to be a digger, spending hours and days (and weeks) at Gramaphone and other record stores.
Rubin started his career in the ‘90s, playing deep trance tracks, which were pretty popular with electronic musicians at the time. For thirteen years, though, Brett didn’t settle on a single genre. He experimented and educated himself on all kinds of sounds and styles. He played everything from tech house to progressive to deep house to breaks, electro, and dubstep.
With a wide range of interests and cross-genre experience, Brett has been able to surf across genre lines, letting his style ebb and flow as he sees fit. Thanks to that free flowing (lack of) format, he’s shared the stage with a lot of famous and incredibly talented DJs. He’s performed with Danny Teneglia, Paul Oakenfold, DJ Dan, Second Son, Sharam, Tiesto, LA Riots, and lots more.
In 2005, Brett moved to Las Vegas and, since then, has played just about every nightclub and pool party in the city. He hasn’t abandoned his underground roots, either. He’s still very much a part of the underground, afterhours scene. He now owns his own afterhours club at the Artisan Boutique Hotel.
Wherever Brett spins, he brings the party. He’s been voted #1 house DJ in Las Vegas, and he’s one of the creators of Black Rock Syndicate, a giant soundstage at the Burning Man Festival each year. Whether he’s on the Strip or the Playa, Brett Rubin knows how to please a crowd.