Koetry Is in a world where technology dominates the DJ landscape, fewer and fewer DJs remain from the days of analog DJing. DJs have been forced to adapt to this digitally-dominated environment; some have, while others rebel only to eventually fall by the wayside as djs embracing the advantages of digital djing have come to the fore. It is in this context that Koetry has developed his style and chops both as a DJ and producer of music. As a Freshman in high school, it was generally the case that if you didn't own it on vinyl, you couldn't play it at the party. So like others in the djing scene at the time building his vinyl catalog as well as the mastery of turntablism in the classical sense became his focus, but as a lover of all sorts of music he craved the ability to seamlessly synthesize various musical styles into his live performances.
Within the next few years, Koetry met MIDI/sampling technology and bought his first MPD50 for the exact purpose of developing his own remixes to incorporate in live sets. At this time performing fresh material required integrating hardware into the mix, which presented several pros and cons; accordingly this period allowed him to sharpen his understanding of MIDI technology and hardware systems. Later, with the dawn of Rane's Serato program, Koetry began experimenting with the fusion of different styles in a more unrestricted way because of the new ability to play music he was previously unable to avail himself of on vinyl. However, he quickly realized the limitations of this sort of experimental djing in parties where people were accustomed to hearing one type of music at a time. His focus quickly shifted to the topic of genre borders and cultural overlap that exists between musical styles.