Rick Wilhite

Labels: Still Music

Rick Wilhite has dedicated his life to the music industry and whatever you wish to know about Wilhite is conveyed through his music. His skill set includes DJ sets of R&B, Hip-Hop, Techno and Reggae but his “mojo” is House and Disco. Born and raised and currently resideing in Detroit, Michigan, he learned at an early age that a career in music takes more than just playing your favorite records. Multi-faceted crowd control, sound engineering and creative party promotion are what make him more than just another Detroit DJ. 20 plus years of DJing clubs and parties 24x7, 365 makes him one of the Motor City's best.

A 19-year professional within the music industry, Wilhite adds music historian, salesperson, and promoter to his list of accomplishments. During the early 80’s Wilhite worked for Buy Rite Music, which was one of the premiere record stores in the Midwest. Buy-Right specialized in servicing the DJ and not just the DJ serving himself. During the early 90’s he soon became one of the most sought after music professionals in the industry. Embedded with a keen ear for quality music he embarked on a path of self-proprietorship and currently owns and operates Vibes New and Rare Music.

Throughout his music career, Wilhite has performed for numerous international and stateside venues. He has gone by DOC, Tech-12, Working Mixx, and most recently The Godson. Interestingly enough, each alias describes his relationship to his craft. He has established successful working relationships with city officials, journalists, media personalities and has befriended many music artists. Influenced by Detroit’s legendary pool of musicians he entered production studios at the early age of eleven. He began remixing records in 1986 with the group NASA. Through the years Wilhite has established a bond with fellow musicians Marsellus Pittman, Kenny Dixon Jr and Theo Parrish…together now known as Three Chairs.




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