For most people, the motion picture titled “The Fast and the Furious” may seem like an over exaggerated tale of a bunch of crazy youngsters racing the streets for money and pink slips, spending nights running from the police and days fixing the cars they destroyed the night before. But this was a real part of growing up for Detroit import, Nick Haddad, known in today’s nightlife as DJ Captn20. However, after years of dumping his dollars into race cars and nudie bars, Nick decided to take up a new “hobby” that would keep him out of trouble and in the basement. Little did he know… Teaching himself backwards from CDs to vinyl with a pair of used Technics 1200’s that he ironically got as part of a racing bet, Nick began practicing daily in his basement; like most DJs did. After developing a strong passion for house music, Nick put together his first demo titled “House Cleaning” and hit the streets with it; catching a few lucky breaks at legendary Detroit nightclubs Motor Lounge, LUSH, & Bleu. From there, DJ Captn20 became a household name in the city, holding down residencies three to four nights a week at the area’s most upscale nightclubs and lounges. His style and energy has put him behind the decks at every major venue and event in the Metro Area, and has made him a staple in the Detroit music scene.
Shifting gears, just one year after his intro to the decks, Captn20 formed a music collective known as Basement Beats Productions. Designed to help local talent flourish, Basement Beats has also aided in and been responsible for bringing in talent from all over the world, giving him the opportunity to share the decks with major electronic artists such as Kaskade, NERVO, Cedric Gervais, Fedde le Grand, Rebecca & Fiona, AN21, Sharam, Chris Lake, Manufactured Superstars, Colette, and others, as well as renowned turntablists such as the late DJ A.M., DJ Jazzy Jeff, Vice and the infamous S.K.A.M. Artist Crew. No stranger to the celebrity world, Captn20 has been called on to perform for such names as Sean “DIDDY” Combs, Jennifer Lopez, The Kardashians, Miley Cyrus, Hugh Jackman, Big Sean, Lil Jon, Lupe Fiasco, MTV’s Jersey Shore, and Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih to name a few. Still shifting gears and at top speed, Captn20 is currently hitting major cities all over North America. In the process of producing his first major EP release, you can definitely expect to see more of this Motor City gear head from the “Basement”…if you can catch him.