Meet the Mafia

The Captain

The Captain has been passionate about electronica since he was introduced to his first 808State track back in 1989 while on a business trip to the UK. In 1997 he became involved with the Bay Area underground rave scene and joined the Stargaze Family, a collective of trance and downtempo DJs. Eventually joining The Ambient Mafia a few years later, he became a core member and served as a co-leader of the Mafia along with RedStickman and Mo Corleone. He’s also part of Friend and Family (FnF), the Mad Scientists, as well as several other groups and in 2006 co-founded The Chill Syndicate with DJ Skye as a commercial free outlet to promote Bay Area DJ talent via podcasting. He’s loves to spin Downtempo, Midtempo, Bossa, Acid Jazz, Funky House, Deep House, and Breaks. He resides in seaside town of Santa Cruz with his wife Megan and their Miniture Schnauzer ""Schotzie"". The Captain so old that some say that he was DJ’ing on Wax Cylinders and early Victrolas. Some say that he invented folding chairs. But most believe that his stuffed monkey collection is superior, and he causes all of the gnomes on the floor to get loose!