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About Dexter

Hey everyone, my name is Dexter and I also go by Black Tarzan. I played drums in a punk and blues band called Blind Math. Our lead singer was a Mississippi Delta Blues lovin’ Jewish physicist who actually went 85% blind for a few weeks before discovering himself and his true friends in the process.

What was the first album you ever owned?

Big Willie Style by Will Smith. That album sold 9 million copies in America alone, yet most people still don’t appreciate how talented and influential a rapper Will Smith really is. His hit singles “Men In Black,” “Miami,” “Just The Two of Us,” and “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” all came from that album. All of those records were top 20 songs on the US Billboard charts, and “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” was #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (the main chart); check the archives bro. How many movie stars do you know who also have a #1 hit record in their catalog?

Will Smith is literally THE best pop chart, movie theme songwriter EVER. His songwriting style was so chill and so fun, he appealed to people of all ages, all over the world, and he starred in the same box office blockbusters that he wrote a hit song for. How many rappers or actors can say they’ve done that?

Little known fact about Will Smith’s music career: Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff actually received the first ever Grammy award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” The Grammys had NEVER awarded a hip hop song or artist before that, so Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff are fully responsible for opening up rap music to the mainstream. Their second Grammy came in 1991 with “Summertime,” their most successful single to this day. RESPEK.

Who are your favorite artists?

Ludacris. Missy Elliott. Kanye West from 2003-2009. Blink-182. Taking Back Sunday. My Chemical Romance. The Killers. Timbaland. Aaliyah. Tropkillaz (Brazil). A producer named Pusher. Michael Jackson. Justin Timberlake. Alicia Keys. Lady GaGa. James Brown. Beethoven. And I love making my own music as Black Tarzan.

What are your favorite albums?

Sam’s Town by The Killers. Where You Want To Be by Taking Back Sunday. Graduation by Kanye West. And As I Am by Alicia Keys.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you.

My strict parents generally didn’t permit us to listen to rap and RnB, so my favorite genres growing up were disco, funk, classical, and pop-punk. I was a happy emo-nerd kid with rap beats in my head.

What about your unique background makes you a great DJ for any event?

I’ve been making music since I started playing drums in elementary school. As a songwriter and a musician, I’ve played/written/composed punk, blues, RnB/soul, pop, hip hop, classical, and electronic music. In college at FSU I took 2 classes for classical piano and wrote my own classical pieces to play for my final exams (one of which I also wrote and sang a live duet to accompany my piano performance piece!). My musical interests and abilities are as diverse as you’ll ever find, and I bring an abundance of love, joy, and passion every time I DJ!

Dance music is my favorite thing to bring people together, so when you see me bustin’ moves at the DJ table, just know that in a few minutes I’m probably gonna be out on the dance floor with you. I am here to amplify your event!

What are your favorite dance floor genres?

House, Disco, Top 40, Trap, and the 90s!

Interested in hearing my original music?

I write beach music with bass :). You can listen on my website at I also write songs for LOSER LAB (my hip hop soultronic production team) and you can hear our album CHANiLLA Vocolate here. You can also hear more of my work on SoundCloud at