The Rocks Off 200: DJ Penetrate, All Lit Up in "Neon Lights"

Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link.

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Who? DJ Penetrate is a professional nightclub and radio DJ and music producer. He serves as a consultant for some of the largest nightclubs and bars in the U.S.

Home Base: "Based out of Houston but perform everywhere," he says.

Why Do You Stay In Houston? "It's home and I love this city," he says. "Houston is so diverse and there is always something to do."

Good War Story: "I was DJing at Rich's on a Thursday in 2002 (maybe 2003) for Hedonism," Penetrate recounts. "At about 1:30 a.m., a guy jumped off the second story and onto the dance floor, landing on his face. He was out cold and the club was packed.

"Security had to keep the crowd from trampling him," he adds. "Police came to the booth and told me to stop my show. I told them no. They pulled out the handcuffs. I quickly faded out the music."

Story continues on the next page.

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