Born and raised in Chicago, Ed Nine draws inspiration from the soulful sounds of Chicago house, R&B, and hip-hop. He developed a passion for curating songs and learned the art of recording on his grandmother's tapes, which continues to influence his work. With honed DJ skills during high school and connections made through his cousin after, he was given the opportunity to showcase his mixing abilities. Quickly gaining recognition, he started landing gigs at local bars, house parties, and renowned clubs like Zentra and Smart Bar.
Ed Nine's talent and dedication have allowed him to share the DJ lineup with influential artists who inspired him. While he enjoys exploring new music, he also discovered a passion for music production, allowing him to create and perform his own original tracks with love and enthusiasm. He is also a strong advocate for supporting music by his friends and peers. His releases on respected house labels such as NDATL, Inner Balance, and King Street Music have achieved global recognition, charting on platforms like Traxsource, another download site, and various record stores. Notably, he achieved an impressive third place in Louie Vega's "How He Works" global remix competition out of over 950 submissions.
For Ed Nine, music represents a profound spiritual connection that transcends boundaries. His goal is to transport listeners to a realm where they can dance, let loose, and find solace. Remaining true to his local roots, his labels Groove Access and Midway Hustle exclusively showcase like-minded Chicago artists who embody the city's distinctive house and techno sound. Ed's music spans a diverse range of styles, from deep and soulful to infectious acid house, setting the stage for unforgettable house and techno celebrations. Influenced by legends like Hot Mix 5, Masters at Work, and Kerri Chandler, his work reflects a deep appreciation for the rich history of electronic music.