Brian Alex, better known as DJ Scene, got his start in music in the ‘90s as a drummer for various grunge bands. He soon discovered scratching, though, and wanted to add it to his percussion repertoire. Leaving the indie/rock scene, he bought his first set of turntables and progressed into DJing and producing.
Alex was born in Everett, Washington and spent some time in Yakima, but he considers himself Seattle-bred. His love for the city can be seen and heard in all he does to represent it, from his first weekly radio show on KEXP-FM 90.3 to his job as an on-air mixer at KUBE (FM) in 2002 to his currently running podcast – which reaches over 350,000 listeners each month.
As much as he loves his hometown, Scene doesn’t stay close to home for too long at a time these days. He’s made a serious name for himself as a touring DJ across the United States. He’s been voted “Best Open Format DJ” in RemixReport.com, and he got JackColton.com’s award for “Vegas’ Best Pool DJ”. His weekly remix show on WILD 94.9 has been rated as the #1 mix show in San Francisco.
Scene has worked with a seriously impressive variety of talent. With a reputation for playing everything from ‘80s pop to hardcore hip hop and bridging all the gaps in between, he’s attracted a lot of attention and gotten a lot of fans. Among his many impressive collaborations are the likes of Ludacris, The Roots, DJ AM, Public Enemy, Nas, 50 Cent, Common, and a whole lot more.
DJ Scene’s percussion and scratch heavy style keeps evolving with every gig and tour he takes. He stays up to date on the latest and greatest in house, hip hop, and all things electronic with his shows and podcasts, and he keeps his production chops up with constant touring and shows.