Werd began his professional Dj career in his hometown of San Jose, California. In 1996, while attending Santa Clara University, he established the Curbside Radio Show on the college station KSCU 103.3 FM. The radio show acted as a forum for local independent artists to showcase their skills and reach out to larger audiences.
Recording and releasing several mixtapes featuring a handful of Californian underground rappers and producers, including his San Francisco based crew Audiopharmacy, Werd decided to tour Europe in 1998. The very next year he moved to Berlin, Germany to expand his musical and personal horizons. There he met Dj Hype and was initiated as the newest member of the legendary turntablist crew The Phaderheadz. Through countless showcases, parties and battles, Werd quickly earned the respect of the German hip hop community.
Impressed by his live Dj skills, Berlin rappers Sido and B-Tight (Die Sekte, Aggro Berlin) convinced Werd to be their Dj. After the addition of Werd to the group, they immediately climbed to the top of the German rap scene and pop charts. With the Aggro artists, Werd constantly recorded scratches in the studio and showcased his Dj skills at hundreds of shows, festivals and jams throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Hungary making him one of the busiest hip hop Djs in the game. While at the peak of his pop career in 2008, Sido decided to work with musicians in his live performance. Convinced by Dj Werd’s experience with live bands, Sido entrusted him with the job of Musical Director and Band Leader, a job he still enjoys today.
For the past three years Werd has been busy working as the Dj, Percussionist and Operator for the German television show The Voice of Germany as well as with several artists such as Amewu, Yarah Bravo and Bajka from Berlin, Miss Erica Dee from Canada, and the Raw Tapes crew from Tel Aviv. Constantly traveling to bring hip hop audiences a genuine mixture of technique, content and innovation, Dj Werd has learned to satisfy the taste of any lover of music from California to Korea and everywhere in between.