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Bruce Ivery is clearly a Chicago staple in the House music community as a Dee Jay, producer, and engineer. His sound is so universal it has covered multiple styles within the general House genre. Many artists struggle to find their musical identity, but Bruce has such an innovative style that most attempt to mimic it!
Bruce is a Chicago native, born in the inner city then raised in the suburb of Maywood where he would fumble through his father’s collection of music and pound on his older brother’s bongos. At the age of 11 he and a group of friends decided they wanted to be Dee Jay’s after the likes of their mentors: Suburban Sound Productions; Brian Reaves, Mike Brown, T-Mack, also such greats as Lil Louis, Rick Lenore, The Hotmix 5, and Perry Whitehead just to name a few. Within a few years time he was playing with some of his mentors at local parties and then eventually received his own residency at “The Rec” another local center in Maywood.
Years passed when Bruce decided that being a Dee Jay just wasn’t enough, the producer was born! Now living in Atlanta, a friend introduced him to a new way of making music using a computer, at first it seemed very odd but then became second nature. Since that time Bruce Ivery has composed, produced, and arranged a countless number of songs and in 1999 along with then wife Shyvonne and best friend David Dean formed Collective Soul Entertainment. With only one album released, the song “35 Dollars” spun Bruce off in the right direction getting him notoriety on the Chicago steppers scene. Later he and David would start what is now a collaboration to die for, Urban Legendz Production Group.
Bruce Ivery currently is working with such labels/personalities as: Grimy (label), Street Edits (label), Stilove4music (label) Dopeness Galore (label), DJ Rahaan, Zernell, Abicah Soul, Los Charlys Orchestra, Chin Chin, and Jordan Fields, just to name a few. Bruce’s music has been played around the world by some of the best Dee Jay’s in the world such as: Levon Vincent, DJ Rahaan, Dwayne Harriot, and Scott “Smokin” Sillz. With five EP’s and countless other remixes and compilations under his belt Bruce Ivery is far from slowing down, each new song just continues to get better and better!!!