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    Local Artist Spotlight: Russ Cole

    If there is one local disc jockey that is constantly in the club circuit, it’s Russ Cole.

    Many people might have seen Cole perform in many of the old clubs and bars in Pueblo such as Chasers, Club Lost and Evolution and at many house parties.

    Cole has performed outside of Pueblo as well at places such as Mystery Night Club aka Club Misterio in Denver, Bishop’s Castle in Rye, Colo. and at the newest club in Westcliffe, Colo. The largest crowd Cole said he has performed in front of was about 300 people.

    He said his favorite place to perform was at Mystery Night Club and when he was on the same bill and opened for Ty Tek at Club Lost. He said he hopes to be on the same bill and open for John Digweed one day.

    No matter where Cole performs in Colorado, he uses the moniker, Russ Hayes. He said he uses Hayes instead of his real last name in honor of his grandfather.

    russ.jpgThough the local and state scene has been good to him he said he would love to perform in Ibiza, Europe and Australia.

    In the 10 years that Cole has been DJing, he said he hasn’t experimented with the digital form of DJing. He said he has worked and enjoyed playing with CDJs but still prefers to use vinyl records.

    With the use of vinyl in constant rotation since Cole’s humble beginnings, he said the first record he received was a gift, “The Mission” by Tom Craft.

    Though “The Mission” is still in one of Cole’s many record crates, it’s time has come and gone. He said there are several records that get the crowd moving and he can’t single one out. He said he doesn’t have a favorite record to use during a set.

    Cole remembers when the dance/electronica genre was at its peak. It was during the same time when he learned to become a DJ. He said he remembers going on a “treasure hunt” to find them around Colorado.

    “It was much longer to get to a rave,” Cole said. “It was a whole new adventure for the whole night. It was something exciting every time.”

    Cole said raves aren’t what they used to be and blames the downfall of the dance/electronica genre due to raves becoming main stream and the drug-related stereotype associated with the “rave/party” atmosphere.

    Cole said the style of dance/electronica he prefers to use is progressive house. He said he was inspired by the DJs, Sasha and John Digweed.

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      click hereAug 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

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      Very good article, Keep up the good Oh!DDD

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      BemusSep 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

      What I dont comprehend is how youre not even a good deal much more popular than you could possibly be now. Youre just so intelligent. You know so substantially about this topic, produced me think about it from so a lot of diverse angles. Its like men and women arent interested unless it has some factor to accomplish with Lady Gaga! Your stuffs great. Continue to maintain it up!

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      Nathan GalushaApr 14, 2009 at 1:11 am

      Hey where is that picture taken? hahaha much love n props bro!

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      Nathan GalushaApr 14, 2009 at 1:10 am

      Russ you rock yo. Good article! If you guys out there don’t know Russ you should ask him for a demo! Awesome stuff!

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      Jessica SeamonApr 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm

      Russ is AWESOME! He is on his way to becoming a BIG deal!!!

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      Arlie BossApr 12, 2009 at 1:09 pm

      Russ is one of my all time favorite people! I’ve seen him progress SO much in the almost 10 years that I have known him, he has an amazing talent. Love u Russo!!!

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      Justin BrownApr 11, 2009 at 10:19 am

      I’ve mixed records with Russ hundreds of times, and he’s one of those guys that continue to get better and better over time. From the first time he played The Mission he has been perfecting his set again and again, always thinking I can do better. Props Russ.

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      ginaApr 10, 2009 at 11:43 pm

      Wow! Weird seeing this. Never met anyone who met his style when it came to spinning!

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