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Local artist spotlight: Nate Galusha

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If you have been to Showtime, Nathan Galusha is probably a familiar face. Galusha, is the man behind the texas hold ’em tournaments and music at the end of the week at the popular bar.

What some people don’t know about Galusha is he is a DJ outside of Showtime.  As a kid, Galusha said he always wanted to be a DJ.

Galusha’s chance to become an actual DJ began in his early adult years at his first job in Mobile, Ala. when he was 18 years old.

He said he remembers being a karaoke jock at a margarita bar and seeing  DJ Hondo spinning for about 25 minutes between every few karaoke performances. Later, Galusha became DJ Hondo’s assistant.

Galusha said his second inspiration occurred when he moved back to Pueblo in the late 1990s. Marty Muniz was the second DJ that would inspire Galusha.

Muniz was a DJ at the old Peppers on Club Manor Drive. He said he remembers an amazing Marty Muniz control the audience with his voice and the reaction of the crowds.

“I was lucky I had two amazing DJs that taught me all they knew,” Galusha said.

Finding inspiration in Hondo and Muniz, Galusha has been a disc jockey for 17 years. Galusha goes by DJ Grinch and DJ Nathan D.

“It is my club handle,” said Galusha about his nickname DJ Nathan D. A club handle is a moniker someone uses when they don’t want to use their real name.

Almost every weekend, Galusha practices his DJing abilities at his house. He said it is one of his favorite places to perform. He said he encourages people to go over to his house on Polk Street and that everyone is welcome.

“We put on an amazing show every time!” he said.

“No pressure, no fights and no rules. No one around that doesn’t whole-heartedly love the beats and live for the music!”

If there was one DJ who Galusha would want to be on the same stage with, he said it would be DJ Icey. In fact, DJ Icey’s single called “Beats-A-Rockin'” was the first record he bought.

Galusha blames the mainstream outlets for not letting the dance/electronic genre become as popular as the others.

“The radio stations and music videos are to blame for not letting dance/electronica be as popular in the United States as compared to the rest of the world,” Galusha said. 

“For some reason America has an issue with just sitting back and listening to real music without having that visual stimulation.”