In 1995, a year after graduating from high school, Wade purchased a pair of 1200’s and began collecting vinyl. Spinning everything from underground hip hop and dancehall reggae to house and breaks, he began spinning college parties and before long was rockin’ dance floors from Providence to Boston. He became known as “Selek” for his ability to select the hottest tracks.
It seemed only natural that Wade progress his style into a radio show format and in 1997 “Selektions” began on 91.1 WSMU. Every Wednesday night from 10am – 2pm, Wade brought South Eastern Massachusetts an upbeat mixture of underground hip hop, reggae, and electronic dance music. He eventually made the natural progression into producing his own beats picking up a Korg Triton and building a home production studio.
In 1999 Wade teamed up with Bryan Giusti to form the DJ tandem “Goast and Selek”. Their mixed CDs are still considered classics to this day by local dance music fans. Their club resume’ includes “Pulse” and “Fusion” in Providence and “Absolute” and “Play” in Boston. Goast and Selek were eventually offered a residency at “Crickets” (later called “Mr. Downtown”) in New Bedford and have been featured at several other local venues such as “Sky Lounge”, “Inner Bay Cafe’”, “Bar 908″, and “Martini 101″.
For a few years Wade hung up the headphones to finish his degree and pursue a career in teaching and now teaches high school students web design and Flash animation.
In 2009 he and Bryan Giusti got back together to perform at a local show called Utopia. Utopia was originally planned to be a one-time show, but the turnout and feedback was so positive, they decided to make Utopia a bi-monthly event. Ten shows later and Utopia is still going strong! They formed the promotion and DJ team “Utopia Shows”. Utopia has since evolved into a music/art culture event with live artist Joshua Oliveira contributing by painting live while Wade and Bryan rock the decks.
1. Superfly, Shakka, AYJ and Decepter – Blowin’ Up The Spot
2. BSD – Paramnesia
3. Deniz Kurtel – The L Word featuring Jada
4. Tom Middleton – Cicadas (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
5. Michael Jackson – Thriller (Laidback Luke Remix)
6. EDX – Embrace
7. Koen Groeneveld – Minimums
8. Chris Lake – Secrets In The Dark
9. Plump DJs – Shifting Gears (Stanton Warriors Remix)
10. David Penn & Robert Gaez – El Chamaco
11. Richard Dinsdale – DJ You Are My Love
12. Sefano Noferini – Move Your Body
13. Laurent Wolf – Calinda (Radio Vocal Mix)
14. Filthy Rich – See Me Through
15. Mauro Picotto – Mystery Track!
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