A small-town kid from Callalen, just outside coastal Corpus Christi, TX, L. Boogie (Lonnie Burnside) began making waves in the electronic music scene at the fresh age of 16. It was then that L. Boogie attended his first warehouse party, inspiring him to pick up his first set of turntables the very next week. The rave scene, however, was not his first tango with music. A musician since the age of 8, L. Boogie plays guitar, piano, saxophone and drums. He’s been djing for over 10 years and producing for almost as long.
While living in Callalen, he attended school for production and recording techniques, recording local jazz bands and occasionally accompanying them on various instruments. As L. Boogie djed, he gained recognition playing wherever he could, even trying to launch his own label titled “Elevator Music.” His interests manifested into house and techno music, playing disco house, funk house, tech house, Chicago house, and deep house, most recently carrying the San Francisco vibe into the South with his deep tech-house flavour.
Talented beyond his years, L. Boogie can serve up the most discriminating electronic aficionado the sweetest synths and 4-4 beats and has shared the stage with Alland Byallo, Kris Wadsworth, DJ Heather, Derrick Carter, Joey Youngman (Wolfgang Gartner), Inland Knights, Sun City Hustlers, DJ DIZ! Of Chicago, as well as Houston’s own Jake Childs and Jakarta, Indonesia’s Lucas Keizer, just to name a few. L. Boogie’s Music can currently be found on Groove Baby, Native Soul Records, Keizer’s label Homesick Recordings, Singapore label Dustpan Recordings, as well as Shak Digital, 6th Sense and big wheel music His good-vibe grooves have been showcased in mixes by DJ Heather and Mark Farina, including Mark Farina’s Stompy Chart in April of 2009. L Boogie’s latest to make the charts is “The Chicago EP,” No. 4 on the March 2010 Inland Knights Top 10.
As one of his premier residencies in Austin, L. Boogie did a weekly at Austin electronic stomping ground Plush with local house fav, Jamon as part of their duo, Nu Jaxx. His current residencies include Group Therapy and Nude Saturdays. If you’re in Austin, you can check out L. Boogie with girlfriend Steena at Group Therapy at Barcelona every last Wednesday, shake yo’ thang to L. Boogie over at Nude Saturdays at the Kabaret Room and catch him on occasion at Lanai.
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