DJ Harry is from Boulder, CO, and released his debut CD The String Cheese Remix Project on Instinct Records/SCI Fidelity Records in 2001. DJ Harry focuses on dance electronica, especially high-energy club sounds. DJ Harry's influences include the Grateful Dead and a San Francisco DJ collective called the Wicked Crew, who performed dance music outside Dead concerts. It was at such a show in the Bay Area that DJ Harry first saw the confluence of the improvisational and spontaneous elements of the two disparate musical forms. Leaving Northern California in 1994, he relocated to Telluride, CO, where he would spin in small local bars. It was also in that small mountain town where DJ Harry would meet the String Cheese Incident. Sensing the similarities between jam bands and electronica, DJ Harry approached his friends in the String Cheese Incident about fusing the two genres. The resulting The String Cheese Remix Project is a 66-minute continuous mix album, 90 percent of which is samples taken from the band's live recording archive. The final album was a reinterpretation of a single concert preserved on a 24-track recording. With the Remix Project, DJ Harry helped create the new progressive house jam genre populated by a few others, including the Disco Biscuits. SCI Fidelity is the String Cheese Incident's own indie label.
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