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DasBroose is a displaced Florida native living in the great Pacific Northwest. Born Bruce Balensiefer, his love of making music began at the age of 12 when he joined the school band, playing trombone. A year or two later he picked up the bass guitar and that's when things really took off.
Making quick progress on his new instrument, Bruce started playing in a group setting from day one. He would spend hours every week with friends playing classic rock songs, writing original tunes, and improvising at jam sessions. Under the tutelage of Dave Rupert he was exposed to bass greats like James Jamerson, Rocco Prestia, Geddy Lee, and Les Claypool. He also gained an academic appreciation for jazz and it's naughty sister funk.
The next breakthrough came when he began experimenting with recording himself and his fellow players at the house and using desktop production software to create sequenced music.
By the end of high school he was ready to get serious. Enrolling in the acclaimed Music Engineering program at the University of Miami, Bruce enthusiastically studies the topics of sound recording and mixing, audio technologies, and signal processing. These were balanced by jazz bass study with Miami's famous jazz school and business law and music industry classes. It was at university that his musical horizons were blown wide open. He saw jazz from the inside, dove into all manner of electronic music, and found a long-overdue love of hip-hop; especially when he began working with fellow student-producer D-Lock. Now Bruce enjoys working in any feel from pop-rock to metal to funk to hip-hop.
DasBroose is a true triple threat as artist, engineer, and producer, taking on projects of any type and bringing the same passion to them all.