Back in 1999, Vourteque got his start as a promoter at infamous New York super club The Tunnel. Learning the ropes of all things DJ and event related, Vourteque went on to produce and play in many successful events and shows in New York City and Brooklyn.
By the early 2000s Vourteque had DJed throughout New York, the east coast and the Midwest, having played shows for the likes of Larry Tee, Drop Bass Network, Fischerspooner, Vito Fun, and Dysco Noir. All the while he honed his skills as a producer, doing remixes for the likes of David Barrett, aka Yellow Note, Houston Bernard, and an unofficial hardcore break-beat remix of Bikini Kill’s Rebel Girl.
In 2004, Vourteque decided to move to Chicago where he continued to DJ and produce. He worked with local producer/DJ-Mr. Automatic on the band The Image Front while throwing pretty obviously illegal parties in his basement that seconded as a nightclub known as “The Velvet Elvis.” In 2007 he joined up with DJ Fatboy and became part of rave-banger DJ group The BBK where he produced tracks such as Gas Bill and Dirty Car. He also did a remix work of Lady Gaga's song "Beautiful Dirty Rich."
In 2008, Vourteque became enamored of steampunk and began looking into electroswing and punk cabaret. He’s since done remixes work for the likes of Good Company, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing, The Clockwork Dolls, Alkemic Generator and more . He’s DJed throughout the United States and can be found at some of North America’s largest electro swing, steampunk and circus-punk events including but not limited to New York’s Anachronism, Philadelphia’s Dorian’s Parlor, Detroit’s Theatre Bizarre and Up in the Aether, Madison’s Tesla-Con, Milwaukee’s Dead Man’s Carnival, Tampa’s Steampunk Ball, St. Louis’s Beggar’s Carnivale, and North Carolina’s ConTemporal.
He’s performed with the likes of The Show Devils, The Swingrowers, The League of STEAM, Unwoman, Frenchy & The Punk, The Ford Theatre Reunion, The Squidling Brothers, Hellblinki and a ton of other amazing and fantastic people.
In the fall of 2012 he unleashed his very first release onto the world, The Swing Mechanical, an EP that coalesced his loves of the anachronistic, the hard and the dark into a sound entirely his own.
He’s currently working on a full length album, fusing even more bizarre genres into something that will hopefully be both relevant and make lots of money. Oh and it’ll be fun. [+]
Created: March 9, 2016, 7:47 a.m.
Last Modified: June 28, 2016, 7:48 p.m.