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Bruce Forest

todayMarch 20, 2024 2

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Bruce Forest stands as a pioneer in the realm of total dance music—a DJ, producer, and remixer whose influence has left an indelible mark on the industry. Stepping into the legendary Better Days as the successor to Tee Scott, Forest navigated the vibrant beats of NYC’s iconic Black Gay discotheque near Times Square. Better Days, a fertile DJ incubator, became a hotbed of creativity hosting luminaries like David Morales, Shep Pettibone, and Larry Patterson.

In 1982, Forest began introducing homemade electronics into Better Days, ushering in a new era of sound experimentation. By 1984, his collaboration with the legendary David Cole birthed marathon jam sessions, inspiring hits like “My Loleatta” and “Do It Properly.” Forest’s remixing journey commenced with UDM’s ‘To Please You’ in 1982, and he refined his craft by testing mixes live before fine-tuning in the studio.

Having produced the earliest Chicago house releases, Forest’s relocation to the UK in 1989 brought a New York flavor to British artists while contributing serious club records for Virgin’s More Protein label. His diverse career saw him transition to digital media technology in 1994, focusing on music and film distribution online. Yet, the call of the DJ roots persists, with Forest, even today, immersing himself in the beats, showcasing the timelessness of his unique talent. Without a doubt, Bruce Forest’s sonic legacy will echo through dance music and digital media technology for years to come.


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