Bad Boy Bill

Inspired by WBMX’s Hot Mix 5, Bad Boy Bill (William Renkosik) was part of Chicago’s second wave of house DJ/producers. He combined fast mixing skills with a good head for business – he started out in 1985, apparently the first DJ to ever mass produce mixtapes to sell to the public; he launched his own record label, International House Records, two years later (the track below, ‘Acid Sexx’, is one of several slamming tracks he produced and released in the late 80s); and he is one of the founder members of the online store, Beatport.

At the 1989 US DMC finals he attained a new level of notoriety by performing a scratch with his penis… (he came third).

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