Shtickykeys is one half of the Seattle-based DJ project “Tom Kha Soup”. Initially inspired by his upbringing in dubstep, Baltimore club, drum & bass, hip hop, beat music, and East Coast goonery, he has translated his love for forward-thinking electronic music into live sets and events that dissolve genre boundaries and create an energy all their own. In addition to his DJ project,
Shtickykeys is also a co-owner of Tom Kha Productions, whose bi-weekly Spectrum parties have become Seattle’s home for underground bass music. He also is a co-founding member of Booms and Claps, a West Coast based underground electronic music blog that strives to shine the spotlight on well-deserving up and coming artists, as well as the established legends in the scene. Since forming his live project 2 years ago, Shtickykeys has provided support for such heavy-weights as G Jones, Minnesota, Machinedrum, Moody Good, AWE, EPROM, Nina Las Vegas, Astronomar, DJ Sliink, Om Unit, Sweater Beats, Louis Futon, Bleep Bloop, Distal, Hermitude, Branchez, NastyNasty, and many others.
He has also shared his sounds at legendary West Coast festivals such as What The Festival and Bumbershoot, in addition to landing himself a resident spot at one of the premiere electronic music weeklies in the country: FWD Wednesdays at Seattle’s ever-illustrious Q Nightclub. While mostly relying on his sarcastic wit, extensive knowledge of internet trends, and profoundly unamusing attempts to create viral memes in hopes of developing a legitimate following, he has been known to occasionally get lucky and piece together a succession of several well-chosen tracks in a dynamic and fluid manner that has gotten dance floors vibing all up and down the West Coast. These occasional passable DJ sets have solidified Shtickykeys (and his collaborative project Tom Kha Soup) as acceptably mediocre staples in the Seattle bass music scene and beyond.