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City College student Curtis Currier deejaying at Ground Zero’s snowboard video premiere at Ace of Spades 2012. Evan E. Duran | [email protected]

Alter egos make for great entertainment. Take, for example, Marshall Mathers. As Eminem, Mathers made it big. And on the silver screen, as well as in comic books, via cartoons, and even as illustrated on lunchboxes of the founding fathers of the old school, Clark Kent saved the day as Superman.

But alter egos aren’t just limited to Hollywood. According to one City College student, alter egos exist locally too.

“I deejay and make rainbow lasers shoot from the eyes of Grizzly Bears,” says 24-year-old City College graphic design major Curtis Currier.

Well, Currier says he doesn’t actually do the whole disc jockey/rainbow laser thing—his alter ego does.

Meet DJ Jurts, Currier’s alter ego. When he’s Jurts, Currier express himself in the Sacramento music scene as a dee-jay.

“[Jurts is] my DJ alter ego,” says Currier. “I’ve been DJ-ing for about three years now. Before that I was skateboarding.”

Not just your run-of-the-mill skateboarding though. Currier was on the semi-pro circuit, getting attention from skate apparel companies like DVS.

“I was getting shoes and stuff from DVS and some other companies, but I just never made any money doing it. It was fun though. I got to go on some pretty cool trips,”  says a smiling Currier.

In the midst of those cool trips and empty wallet days though, Currier says he started pursuing his interest in music—a pursuit that wasn’t always well received.

A male Deejaying at a set of turntables.
City College student Curtis Currier deejaying at Bisla’s Halloween party 2012. Evan E. Duran | [email protected]

“When I was skateboarding less and getting mostly into music, people—well, they’re going to [gossip] and obviously hate—so I was just like fuck, Jurts, I don’t even really care,” says Currier. “It’s just an alter ego. Then that started becoming a joke…no one can even say anything. It’s become like bulletproofing.”

Currier says he didn’t let the haters hold him down. Rather, he continued to make the transition and today, Currier says music is his passion.

“Oh man, I really love doing this music stuff,” says Currier. “I mean, it’s so much fun. The experience is just awesome.”

Bulletproof alter ego in tow, Currier says he has a lot going on in pursuit of his passion.
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“It’s a smorgasbord,” says Currier. “I do music. So, I DJ and I work on producing music, and then I run a promotions and event planning company.”

That company is Hall of Fame—otherwise known as HOF.

“My friends that started [HOF], they just started it by throwing house parties,” says Currier. “It just built up and now we have a following.”

Fellow HOF partner Robbie Metcalf, a City College graduate with an associate’s degree in business management, says he also joined HOF about the same time as Currier and is proud to have Currier on the team.

“Curtis is great,” says Metcalf. “[Currier is] one of the most solid guys anyone could ever want to do business with.

“Our five year goal is to conquer Sacramento and make it a fun place to be.”

Metcalf says things are going according to plan and the following has grown. In fact, on the weekend of Oct. 27, over 1,300 people attended the HOF Halloween event Most Wanted 2012.

“[HOF is] trying to make [Sacramento] fun again,” says Currier. “Clubs themselves really aren’t all that fun, it’s the events that are. We’re trying to bring that scene because Sac has the potential to do it.”

Although that may be the case, good luck finding Currier out there bringing such a scene to Sacramento. Then again, you may not find Currier, but you will find DJ Jurts on the loose.

Once unleashed, Jurts gets busy on the turntables inside District 30, located at 1022 K St. in downtown Sacramento.

Currier, a District 30 resident DJ lays down the vinyl every Thursday night from 10:30-11:30 for Sacramentans bent on dancing to his beat. However, those not able to get enough of Jurts will be accommodated.

Come the first Sunday of each month, Currier lets Jurts loose one again during Exodus. Currier says he chose the event’s name appropriately for it’s meaning.

“I decided to go with [the name] Exodus because Exodus by definition is a mass movement of people and,” Currier continues, “we’re doing a dance night.”

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