SIDE TRAKD’s story begins in 2014. He enrolled in Dubspot of NYC, where he took courses on Music Production W/Ableton, Music Theory, and Djing W/Traktor. SIDE TRAKD honed his craft with such mentors as DJ Shiftee and Endo.
Equipped with talent and armed with his newly-honed techniques, SIDE TRAKD ventured to Gainesville, Florida, where he established his name and garnered a following, residing at Gainesville’s Soundbar and becoming a much-anticipated staple at Lucid Nightlife’s “Too Deep Tuesdays” at Gallery Ultra Lounge.
SIDE TRAKD made his debut on the festival circuit at Spring Weekend in 2016, where he spun alongside big names such as REZZ, Tommy Trash, Yellow Claw and hasn’t looked back. Not only has he played direct support for AC Slater, Wax Motif, Kai Wachi, Manic Focus, SoDown, and Cofresi but he’s also played alongside infamous names such as Tchami, Bonnie X Clyde, Dr. Fresch, Candyland, and Kayzo, he also beat out over 3,000 other artists competing for the title of “Destination Okeechobee,” winning the opportunity to play the main stage at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival.