What started as a passion for music quickly became a life’s work for Rican McGusty. Along with years of experience in the field of civil engineering, he has combined his diverse expertise for a career not only as a deejay but an event planner and all around entrepreneur. He is responsible for the successful branding of himself under the professional monikerDJ Big Reeksas well as the founding and creative direction ofThe Waxaholics.
Reeks accomplishments in the field of all things music and vinyl include a seven year residency at one of Houston’s best dance clubsFox Hollow, five years of Sunday brunch atBar 5015and eight successful years of Houston's leading all-vinyl nightWaxaholic Thursdays.
The Waxaholics have expanded their events to official concert after parties forBig Krit,Kid Cudi&Janet Jackson, plus live music performances fromRah Digga,Scoop Deville,Devin the Dude,Statik Selektah,Camp Lo,Bryan Michal Cox,Cipha SoundsandLarge Professor. A few monthly specialty hip-hip parties includeGRANDE(six years),OfflineHTX(four years), andThe Fix(a joint venture between Houston and Atlanta).
DJ Big Reeks has spun records along side the likes ofMick(formerlyMick Boogie),Dj Clark Kent,Johnny Cupcakes,Dj Tony Touch,Dj Neil Armstrong,Young Guru,Biz Markie,Dj Drama,Dj Cut Creator, andKid Capri. He has also done private events forChris Paul,Rick Smith(Houston Texans),Arian Foster,Tracy McGrady,Mathew Knowles,Tina Knowles,Eddie George, andDarryl Hamiltonand opened up forYZ&Special Ed,Brand Nubian,Juvenile,The Geto Boys,Rakim, andTalib Kweli.
Reeks has partnered with many brands and businesses that include Verizon, Marriot Marquis, The Four Seasons, Mkt Bar (Phonecia), The Health Museum, 8th Wonder Brewery, Kendra Scott, Localur, Houston Astros, Houston Texans, Houston Rockets, Jack Daniels, Hennessy, Spotify, HBO, NIKE, Foot Locker, AirBnB, Red Bull, House of Blues, Art Beats & Lyrics and Saks Fifth Avenue.
The Houston Press nominated Reeks for “Best DJ” in 2016 and Waxaholic Thursday as "Best Themed Party" in 2017. Some of Reeks recent events include The Roots Picnic, NBA All Star Weekend Chicago, BET Awards (Los Angeles), Super Bowl LI (Houston), Super Bowl LIV (Miami), The House of Blues with The Suffers for NYE, The Beer Bash, The Houston Oktoberfest, Essence Festival in New Orleans, SXSW, The Houston Texans Draft Party, Houston Beer Fest, Hollywood Hills Private Pool Party, and The Houston Polo Club.
Destination weddings have become a new demand as Reeks has played receptions in the likes of Puerto Rico, Cabo, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Negril, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. DJ Big Reeks continues to carve out a meaningful space for vinyl enthusiasts and party goers throughout the Houston area and beyond.
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