Real Name: Brian Sadiarin
Position: Co-Founder & Director
Brian Sadiarin a.k.a. DJ Geometrix from the Washington, DC area is one of those envied artists that makes a living doing what he loves to do. What’s great about it is, he’s also loved right back. 5 years ago, he gave up his corporate day job as a computer programmer to pursue his passion for music and performing, but make no mistake about it, he’s been a student of the DJ game since 1993 and has been rocking the Washington DC club scene in the last 10 years. DJ Geometrix is truly a master behind the decks, and his amazing skills, celebrated experience and extensive knowledge of music has helped him become the # 1 “go-to” guy in the D.C. metro area.
Music and DJ culture has been a part of Brian’s entire life since he was brought into the world on April 19, 1978. Some of his earliest memories as a child were of days listening to music with his mother at home. At an early age, Brian learned how to mix on turntables when his older brothers were mobile DJ’s in the Philippines during the 80’s. He would accompany them to their parties as the designated “record boy”, at the same time, learning the importance of rocking a party with great song selections. Brian’s family then moved to the United States when he was ten years old, forcing his brothers to leave the turntables behind in the Philippines. Brian fell in love with hip-hop after discovering Yo! MTV Raps and in watching the likes of DJ Aladdin, DJ Scratch, Jam Master Jay, DJ Cash Money, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and DJ Premier rocking the turntables on TV, he knew that he wanted to be a DJ. In 1993, Brian’s father found an old Pyramid DJ mixer at a neighborhood garage sale, bought it for $5, hooked up an old belt drive turntable and a Sony Walkman into it, and DJ Geometrix was born.
DJ Geometrix began spinning at house parties, school events, and mobile gigs in the Northern Virginia area during his high school years in the 90’s. He made friends with a couple of DJ’s from high school who shared his passion for music and in 1998 alongside DJ Quixotic and DJ Sneek, they formed a DJ crew called The Trooperz Crew. A few more DJ’s joined the crew afterwards, among them Madonna’s tour DJ – DJ Enferno, World Champion DJ I-Dee, and The Original Oz. The Trooperz Crew helped DJ Geometrix sharpen his skills in scratching, beat juggling, and being an overall performer, and after practicing countless hours and studying many DJ videos, he decided to enter the DJ battle circuit.
From 1998 to 2003, DJ Geometrix has won numerous DJ competitions, even making the national finals in major organizations such as DMC, ITF, Guitar Center, and Kool Mixx, and has also traveled the US performing in DJ showcases while earning the respect of his peers as a world reknowned turntablist. DJ Geometrix’s success in the DJ battle scene got the attention of local nightclub promoters in Washington, DC and in 2000, he landed his first club residency at Cage Nightclub. Since then, he has been a staple in the DC nightlife scene, regularly performing and holding residencies at every major nightclub, including Love/Dream, Fur, Ibiza, Park, Ultra Bar, and many more to name. His hard work and creativity has earned him a place among Washington DC’s elite DJ’s, even being nominated as Best Hip-Hop/Rap DJ of the Year at the 2004 Wammies, the DC version of the Grammys. He has shared the stage with some of the industries’ best including Diddy, Ice Cube, Fat Joe, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, KRS-One, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Gangstarr, EPMD, Wale, the legendary DJ Q-Bert, Grandmaster Roc Raida, and DMC World Champions DJ Craze & DJ A-Trak. Outside of the Washington DC area, DJ Geometrix has found success as well and has been a featured performer at high profile events such as Winter Music Conference in Miami, Starscape in Baltimore, Tuner Bash After Dark in Seattle, and the Mountain Dew AST Tour in Baltimore. He has performed in nightclubs around the US, more recently DJ’ing a Red Bull New Years Eve party in Las Vegas. He’s even DJ’d out at sea, acting as the celebrity guest DJ on Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom class cruise ships.
In 2003, he was named Breakthrough DJ of the Year by a nationwide publication called The Scene Magazine and has also been featured in various publications such as XLR8R, Best Events, DJ Times, URB, Tablist, Washington Post, Empire, City Paper, and Go Magazine. DJ Geometrix was also published in the book “ON THE RECORD: The Scratch Academy Guide”, which is the definitive DJ book, guiding readers through 40 years of music, creativity, and DJ culture. He is currently sponsored by RANE, Aerial7, dbmLabs, and Soy Clothing. DJ Geometrix earned his spot among DC’s nightlife elite through hard work and dedication; and he stands to be at the top of the game for some time…prepare to be envious.