DJ and Producer Charles Gatling may be new to the Charlotte dance scene but is NO newbie when it comes to dance music. His Deep, Tech and Jackin’ style of productions and DJ selections is a welcome addition to the superb lineup of great DJs. Dance In The Park Charlotte is proud to present Charles Gatling.
Charles Gatling was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. His love for music started at the early age of 9 with his father always playing various genres of music on his record player. Listening to New York radio stations with countless mix shows, Charles became interested in mixing music, and at the age of 16 Charles purchased his first set of turntables, two Technics, and a mixer. This was the beginning of his over 25 years of spinning records as a dj.
Playing at block parties, school functions, and private parties during his teenage years, Charles developed smooth, flawless mixing skills. While enlisted in the U.S. Navy, at age 19 Charles had the opportunity to dj at clubs in San Diego, California; Seattle, Washington; Subic Bay, Philippines; and Perth, Australia. After nine years residing in San Diego, Charles returned to New Jersey and started djing for entertainment companies and clubs in the Tri State area. From 2010 – 2016 Charles residency was at a local lounge in the Newark Ironbound Section, and he was invited to perform as a guest dj at multiple establishments during this 6-year period.
Additionally, Charles had a deep passion for music production. Upon deciding to pursue his passion, Charles, along with John Crockett, formed the production team, Working Underneath LLC in 2000. Working Underneath was fortunate to have singles released and signed by: Siesta Music, Phuture Sole, Space Kat Records, and Gossip/UNDO Records. Later Working Underneath formed their own label, Haus’flor Records, where they released future projects. Charles also collaborated with London’s Phil Hooton as Jersey Katz and released two songs on Phil’s label, Rapture Trax. Charles first solo EP, The Journey, was released on Cyberjamz Records which is on Traxsource.com. In 2015 Charles formed his own record label, RAW SUBSTANCE LLC, with the first single, “Get Deep”, being released in March 2017 and future projects in the works.
Dance In The Park Charlotte’s inaugural dance music festival kicks off on August 5th from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at Rolling Hill Park, 4340 Rolling Hill Drive. Dance In The Park Charlotte is a celebration of dance music, from Disco to Deep House.
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