Sunday, July 6, 2008

R.I.P. Cary Stringfellow

This is very sad news. A really lovely person, incredible DJ, friend, etc. has left us this weekend. At 36 years old, DJ Cary Stringfellow, took his own life on Friday, July 4. He will be missed very much.

Cary Stringfellow began his nightclub career in 1992 as manager of Salt Lake City’s first Superclub “The Vortex” with a capacity of over 1,300. The club experienced extreme success for over 7 years. In 1999, Cary and his partners opened Club Axis. Not only did Axis win Salt Lake’s Best Dance Club for 5 years, it also was the official host to world athletes during the 2002 Winter Olympics. It was at Club Axis that Cary’s passion for music blossomed. He was the resident DJ for Salt Lake’s premier gay night with over 1,200 boys dancing with hands-in-the air every Friday night. With personal friends and mentors such as DJ’s Phil B, Neil Lewis, Twisted Dee, and Chris Cox, Cary was able to gain the technical skills and insight to mixing music flawlessly. You can count on a musical joyride of soul, disco, driving beats, and powerful, uplifting vocals.

In 2001, Cary headlined Latin Fever, Puerto Vallarta and has returned every year since. Cary is always in demand playing San Francisco, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Salt Lake City, Mexico City, Monterrey, Leon, Guadalajara, Cuernavaca, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Fire Island, Toronto, Hawaii and San Diego. He currently maintains residencies throughout the US and Mexico. Cary was selected to close the Folsom Street Fair weekend at the Real Bad 2007 party in San Francisco, which is a huge honor. He continues to receive outstanding feedback not only as the “party of the weekend” but also as “a music journey like no other”. He was also voted “Best up-and-coming DJ for 2008” by JustCircuit.mag.

Cary is one of the brightest stars in the new generation of gay DJ’s that is transforming the music scene. Once people hear him, they instantly become followers. Cary has dedicated himself to reaching out wherever he is invited with his infectious spirit and message of joy and celebration - all reflected in his music. With a bright outlook on life, he always brings an uplifting spirit to everything he does.

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