Clayton the Chemist
Dave Clayton grew up in Albuquerque, NM. It was there that he was introduced to electronic dance music, but Philadelphia is where his musical taste came of age. In 1995, his studies brought him to State College, PA, where he attended Penn State. During this time, he was the resident dj at a local nightclub, and played various events in the area. His chemist moniker was coined from a joking observation hip hop dj JJ Brown made that, "You look like a mad scientist up there mixing records, like some kind of crazy chemist."
Between 1997, and 1999, internships brought him to San Francisco CA, Cincinatti OH, and Denver CO. Playing in these cities solidified his technical DJ abilities, and enhanced his diversity. After a May 2000 graduation from Penn State, with a degree in aerospace engineering, he followed an engineering job to Philadelphia, PA. During the day he worked full time. During the night, he established himself in the philly dj circuit as a diverse and adept dj. The chemist also created the internet radio show, IntheLab with Art Cuebik and Fulcrum. He used the money from his job to build The Lab, a studio where he furthers his knowledge of acoustics and his craft of music production, engineering, and mastering.
Check out Clayton every 4th Friday at Medusa's Lounge on 21st and Chestnut, For The People...Free Admission!