DJ Short Change

no short changing on the music

Dating all the way back to the early 90's, Short Change has been playing what the people want.  Things all began growing up in Monmouth, Oregon where he started DJing his high school dances at Central High.  After graduation, a quick relocation to Portland laid the foundation for the future of his DJing. 

Things really got started in 1999 when he began his radio show Reggae Revelation on KPSU 1450am, Portland's College Radio.  RR is still running on the airwaves after all these years on Sunday nights from 8-10pm, check it out on www.kpsu.org

Reggae Revelation helped to spawn Short Change into the Portland reggae club scene teaming up with DJ Professor Stone reforming the Good Vibes Crew.  They held weekly dances at The Red Sea, Seges, Tiger Bar, and DV8 from 1999-2001. 

September 2002 began a new partnership as Short Change teamed up with DJ Xacto to form XactChange HiFi and begin Reggae on Broadway, a weekly event at The 715 Inn.  For the next two years, this become a staple in the Portland Reggae DJ lineup.  A Short stint at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant followed but did not materialize into much.

Regrouping but continuing to DJ throughout Portland, a new weekly began at Ringlers Pub in July of 2006.  Just Cool Mon completed a two year stint and then moved to Wednesday nights billing itself as Wadada Wednesdays in hopes of a bigger turnout and bright future.  Unfortunately a management decision was made to discontinue DJ's at Ringlers Pub.  The offer was made to DJ at Lola's Room and the two did a few Wednesdays.  However due to concerts in the ballroom conflicting with the night the decision to regroup for the rest of the year was made. 

XactChange HiFi reemerged in 2009 at Club Calabash and held down Friday nights for the first couple months of the year and continued to play around the Portland town for the next few years. 

Throughout the years of spinning reggae music on the radio, in the clubs, and opening for bands (Mutabaruka, Don Carlos, Prezident Brown, UB40, Groundation, Mad Professor, Steel Pulse, Third World, and more) Short Change has also expanded his musical selections into other realms - DJing an average of 4-5 weddings a year (6 in 2015), corporate gigs (Nike, Yahoo), and even school dances.  All styles of music are played to keep the dance floor crowds happy.