A Closer Look
Winston “DJ Blackout” Thomas is a native New Yorker who mimicked his father as a DJ very early in life. Self taught on the turntables from an early age, Blackout became well versed in all genres of music. His passion continued into High School where he deejayed at parties and local clubs in NYC.
Blackout’s first break came when he met Grammy award winning artist Wyclef Jean at a club. Soon after, he joined Refugee Camp/Booga Basement as a DJ, thus getting his first experience of touring in the music industry.
Blackout started producing his own music while on tour that eventually lead to working with Jadakiss and MIMS. Soon after touring, he left his NYC comfort zone and moved to Miami where he began deejaying at the hottest clubs in Miami rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest artist’s in the world.
The relationships he nurtured as a deejay lead to artists calling on his production skills including Pitbull, Flo Rida, Jim Jones, Fabolous, Bun B, Trina, Kymani Marley and Serani.
Blackout has since won a Grammy award for his production on Don Omar’s album. He’s a CO-Executive Producer on MIMS first album and is responsible for the multi-platinum smash #1 worldwide single “This Is Why I’m Hot.” Additionally, he’s credited with discovering, developing and producing POP superstar Jason Derulo and has also produced for Nicki Minaj including the highly controversial Grammy performance “Roman Holiday.”
His newest endeavor as the CO-Founder of RecordGram (http://www.recordgram.com) is winning awards across the industry and has received extensive press in TechCrunch, Forbes, Inc, Billboard, Mass Appeal, NPR and many more.