Having a strong interest in music since he was 8 years old, he started by snatching his mother’s records while she was at work during her second shift job. “Basically my mom would leave and the second I would hear her car pull away, I would take her records and scratch them up on her turntable.”
In addition to his late night practice sessions, Corey begun to model his turntablist style by watching the earlier DMC battles on VHS tapes. Priding himself on being a historian of his craft has led him to become one of the midwest’s fastest rising talents.
Heavily influenced by DJ’s and producers A-Trak, Z-Trip, Jazzy Jeff, Roc Raida, Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing, Corey ventured into producing which led to the releases of his original creations on various projects.
Corey has had projects featured on 2dopeboyz, Afro Punk, Do Androids Dance, Live For The Funk, Live Mixtapes, Kevin Nottingham, Leak Jones, Radio Big Boy, Fact Mag, among others. As well, Corey Grand has won Scene Magazine’s Best DJ Award 2013. He was a finalist in the 2012 Complex / McDonalds flavor battle as well as a finalist in Red Bull’s 3Style DJ Competition.