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Scratching the Surface


the surface Seattle's Donald Glaude was playing gigs in Denver long before clubs like the Church (where he'll be on Thursday, January 6) catered to dance music. Glaude established his national rep as an elite, cutting-edge house DJ at underground warehouse raves in the early '90s and quickly became a Denver favorite. Playing a highly infectious blend of house and breaks, Glaude puts himself on the line as an all-around entertainer rather than a typical stoic spinner: He screams, jumps up and down and even runs out into the crowd to dance with his fans. Such antics set Glaude's show apart from those of his peers; they've also earned him his nickname as "the James Brown of DJs."