It all started in Brooklyn, NY during the mid 90's. Hip hop's golden era was winding down, and the NYC rave scene was just beginning to descend from its peak. There were still tons of big parties and outlaws happening and it was here where Justin first developed his love for EDM.
In 2000, he bought a pair of Technic 1200's and taught himself how to mix and beatmatch with a crate of hand me down techno records from classic labels like Drumcode, Code Red, Hybrid, Planet Rhythm, Svek, Primate, Primeveil, etc. Soon after, with perfect timing, he landed a job working for the prestigious and world renown Satellite Records. Being around the widest selection of new releases and back catalogues only further fueled his vinyl addiction and ability to pick tracks. Within a year, Justin was getting booked to play at various techno weekly's and one offs around the city at famed locations such as Guernica, Liquids,and Sullivan Room to name a few. Established DJ's and promoters were calling him a prodigy due to his eerily quick understanding and mastering of technical and programming skills. Track selection and dancefloor response solidified his status as a respected up and comer in the scene.
Over the years, his talent brought him to gigs in Detroit, Boston, Philly, all throughout the tri-state area, and most recently in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region. He has played alongside world calss talent such as Sasha, Charles Feelgood, Afrika Bambatta, Frankie Bones, Christian Smith, Agent Orange, Dylan Drazen, Adam X, Ian lehman, Lenny D, and many more. Justin is no stranger to radio neither, having played on XM radio during a 6 month monthly showcase for Hi-Lo records at the peak of the Satellite years as well as WRIR in Richmond, VA and a plethora of internet radio.
In 2004 Justin went to school for Audio Engineering. He had been dabbling in production for a couple of years already but desired a better understanding of the basics of sound design and acoustics. After receiving his certificate, he got right to work in the lab with good friend Ara Krikorian (aka Agent Orange) and co-produced a bunch of tracks for Ara's label Gotham Grooves. Shortly after, Justin focused his productions on hip hop (as alter ego Logik Proof) and began working on several projects with long time friends/partners
from the hip hop realm, but still remained DJing. Following a long hiatus from EDM production, he is back working on a slew of upcoming releases for the 3 labels ran by ARA. His most recent remix work is getting tons of positive feedback and is currently getting cained by Oliver Klein. All releases are available on Beatport, Audio Jelly, Trackitdown, and Nu-Loop.
Justin's style can be described as moody, thought provoking, bangin, funky, and most importantly, dancefloor frenzy inducing. Techno, house, and all of the blurry lines in between are surgically programmed and intertwined with passion and undeniable presence. Whether it's an hour bang fest, or a 3 hour journey, Justin Schumacher will without question make you dance your ass off from the moment he touches the mixer until the last track is played.