SCOTT HARO
DJ/ARTIST/DESIGNER

From exclusive affairs held at California’s swankiest poolside lounges… to the Midwest’s notorious all-night warehouse parties… to Miami Beach’s massive 100,000+ person outdoor festivals… to the deepest underground clubs of Tokyo, Japan, veteran jock Scott Haro (aka Mac) has been commanding the wheels of steel for over two decades, spreading his highly infectious brand of multi-genre melding vibe that leaves devastated dancefloors large and small chanting “One more! One more! One more!…”

As a trusted favorite of the Midwest dance music scene, and resident member of the legendary FLY “Diverse House Culture” collective, Scott is regularly called upon to take musical control of the night or share the stage with many of the world’s leading dance music talents. He was voted a two-time winner and nominated six years in a row as Saint Louis’ “Best DJ” in his homebase city’s Riverfront Times, as well as earning the coveted “Readers’ Choice Award” for the same title. Mac now sets his sights on uncharted dancefloors to spread the sonic love to virgin ears as well as versed dance music aficionados alike.

His crates are deep and his seasoned knowledge of what engages and moves a crowd is even deeper. He’s known for an ever-evolving, yet signature sound that’s comprised of old school classics, new school bombs, all killer, no filler, plus healthy doses of groovin’ percussion, smoked-out keys, organic vibes, quirky basslines, exotic rhythms and those unexpected left-turn rarities that come flying straight out of nowhere. Genre shmanra—if it’s hot and it feels right for the moment, then it’s in the mix. From the smooth and seductive to downright jumpin’ n’ bumpin’, Scott expertly crafts the entire experience into a seamless, diverse, eclectic journey that’s custom built for your mind, body and soul. Be sure to dress to get down and prepare to sweat because this is the good stuff baby!

EXPERIENCE
1992-PRESENT
NIGHTCLUBS & LOUNGES: USA
Sanctuary
Velvet
Lo
Upstairs Lounge
Rue 13
Miso
Atomic Cowboy
Pepper Lounge
609 Lounge
The Drunken Fish
Mercury
W Hotel
Speakeasy
Sake
Generic
Soul Flower
Xes
Throttle
Utopia
Spy Bar
Area 14
The Riot Room
Siam
Czar Bar
Sonny’s
Old Rock House
Gusto
Four Seasons
Delmar Lounge
Sub Zero
Ole Madrid
Cherry
Balaban’s
The Thaxton
Café Eau
Molly’s
The Living Room
Deep Six
The Church
Cobalt
Monarch
Novaks
The Demo
City Center
Peacock Room
The Chase
Groove Jet
The Vault
One80
Menages
Sol Lounge
Kentucky Club
Lola
The Green Door
The Kastle
Californos
Ten14
Faces
Urban Lounge
Harry’s
Sumo @ Traffic
Bombay
Red
Dante’s
SLeeK @ Lumière
Oz
Farrago
GrooveJet
Nikki Beach
F15teen
Lucas School House
Lush @ Moon
Koken
AB’s
Empire Hall
Cicero’s
Tangerine
Renaissance
Dish
Pi
Erny’s 32º
Art Dimensions
2720 Cherokee
The Standard Hotel
NIGHTCLUBS & LOUNGES: JAPAN
Spacelab Yellow
Club Unit
The Room
Freak Brothers
Obi Lounge
Air
FESTIVALS, PARTIES, SPECIAL EVENTS, etc.
Miami WMC Ultra Music Festival 9
Washington Avenue Beat Festival 4, 6, 8
Saint Louis Pride Festival 2003—2010
Saint Louis Pride White Party 2011, 2015
Grove Festival 2006
Silent Disco 2010
Saint Louis MayFest 2012
S.N.O.W. Festival 2004
Montego Bay Jamaica Weekend Beach Party 2010
Lakeside Vibes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
Saint Louis Veiled Prophet Fair 2002—2004
Saint Louis Fashion Week 2007—2010
Saint Louis Riverspin 1, 2
Winter Warpdrive 5, 6
Wet Hot Electronic Summer 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Escape 6, 7, 8, 9
Candyland 3, 4
Vibalicious 5
Booty Halloween 8
Horizons 2010
Prelude 2008
Alive Magazine Party 2004—2011
Apple iPod World Premier Party
Mercedes Benz Corporate VIP Party
Diesel Jeans Fashion Show & VIP Party
Juicy Couture Fashion Show & VIP Party
Model Truth Fashion Show & VIP Party
Jecca Fashion Show & VIP Party
Neiman Marcus Fashion Shows
Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Shows
Contemporary Art Museum Arts Desire Latin Party
+ countless other one-offs and select happenings
GEAR
STUDIO
MOBILE
Technics SL-1210MK5 (3)
Shure M35X (6)
Shure M97xE (2)
Rane MP2014
Serato DJ
Serato Remote
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
TTW454 Classic (2)
Akai MPD16
Apple Mac Pro
Apple Thunderbolt Display (2)
Custom CueStick
Sony MDR-7506
QSC HPR122i (2)
QSC HPR151i (2)
Technics SL-1200MK5 (2)
Shure M44G (4)
Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2 (2)
Rane MP2015
Serato DJ
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
Novation Twitch
Alchemist 3:1 (2)
Denon DN-HC1000S
Apple MacBook Pro 15
Crane Stand
Custom CueStick
Aiaiai TMA-1
JBL SRX815P (4)
JBL SRX828SP (4)
PRESS

2011 Riverfront Times Saint Louis
“Best DJ” Top 5 Finalist

Article: http://riverfronttimes.com
Article: http://riverfronttimes.com

“Though veteran DJ Scott has been mixing it up for nearly two decades now, he’s yet to get stale and continues to more than earn his place on the list of St. Louis’ finest. He digs far into his deep crates to create dynamic, eclectic mixes designed to get everybody out on the dance floor — no matter who you are or what you say you like. Scott knows no limits. As he puts it, “Genre shmanra — if it’s hot, it’s in the mix.”” — Riverfront Times, Saint Louis

2011 Riverfront Times Saint Louis
“Best Party” Top 5 Finalist

Article: http://riverfronttimes.com

“Scott’s occasional party [Kinky Disco] at the Upstairs Lounge has been going strong for three years. He plays an expert mix of insidious and good-vibes electronic music and has established a vaguely retro feel. Scott’s been on the St. Louis scene for nearly twenty years, playing DJ sets around town and throwing these sorts of parties long before the current crop arose. In 2011, Kinky Disco will feature five installments: One was in January, another in April, and there will be one each in July, September and October.” — Riverfront Times, Saint Louis

2010 Riverfront Times Saint Louis
“Best DJ” Top 5 Finalist

Article: http://riverfronttimes.com
Article: http://riverfronttimes.com

“As a DJ, Scott isn’t afraid to challenge himself — or seek out new ways to improve and refine his sets at Rue 13, Upstairs Lounge and Thaxton Speakeasy. Scott’s bio on www.haroworks.com, describes his sound as being “comprised of old school classics, new school bombs, all killer, no filler, plus healthy doses of groovin’ percussion, smoked-out keys, organic vibes, quirky basslines, exotic rhythms and those unexpected left-turn rarities that come flying straight out of nowhere.” Well said. ” — Riverfront Times, Saint Louis

2009 Riverfront Times Saint Louis
“Best DJ” Top 5 Finalist

Article: http://riverfronttimes.com


“Whether he’s spinning deep warehouse for a Fly event at the Upstairs Lounge, tribal on Sunday afternoon at F15teen, soul on Lush’s rooftop patio or entertaining a recent disco obsession in the basement of the Thaxton, Scott is targeting those who are on the periphery, nodding their heads. They’ll be dancing soon — his mixes are dynamic and slick, his transitions are as undetectable as he wants them to be, and his tracks always have one thing in common: fun.” — Riverfront Times, Saint Louis

2008 Riverfront Times Saint Louis
“Best DJ” Reader’s Choice Award Winner

Article: http://riverfronttimes.com

2008 Riverfront Times Saint Louis
“Best DJ” Winner

Article: http://riverfronttimes.com
Article: http://riverfronttimes.com

“If you’re at Upstairs Lounge for one of the monthly FLY events and you see a broadly smiling guy with a trademark flat cap on his head — the kind the chimney sweeps wore in Mary Poppins — that’s Scott. Say hi and bask in the same warmth he deftly packages into the house music he sometimes spins at the helm of FLY events, or as part of his latest venture at Upstairs Lounge, Kinky Disco. Scott’s music will clear up any misconceptions of electronic music as cold or inaccessible; although he experiments with different genres, his sound is characteristically warm, dusky, fluid and human. And Scott’s so devoid of fussy pretension that you might not even realize in casual conversation that he’s soundboard royalty. He’s been at it more than fifteen years, as long or longer than anyone else in St. Louis. Don’t assume that his easy candor translates to a cavalier attitude about music — he spins a darkly inviting, seamless summer sound with the wizened proficiency of a sage.” — Riverfront Times, Saint Louis

2007 Riverfront Times Saint Louis
“Best DJ” Winner

Article: http://riverfronttimes.com
Article: http://riverfronttimes.com

“Scott has to be one of the busiest DJs in town. The man is everywhere. Xes, Mercury, the Speakeasy at Lucas School House, Atomic Cowboy, the Feisty Bulldog — he seems to get gigs at every club, event and opening in the city, and not for nothin’. Scott spins smooth, ultra-dancable house music, featuring thumping bass and graceful song transitions. He sports a toothy smile the entire time he plays, encouraging the audience to enjoy themselves and let their dance moves flow. Scott’s magnetic charm is a big part of his appeal, always cheering on clubgoers and reflecting back any positive attention he receives.” — Riverfront Times, Saint Louis

2007 Miami Winter Music Conference
Ultra Music Festival “Spin-Off” Winner

Article: http://riverfronttimes.com
Article: http://riverfronttimes.com

2006 Riverfront Times Saint Louis
“Best DJ” Top 5 Finalist

Article: http://riverfronttimes.com

“DJs often seem to be competing with each other to see who can make the most seamless song transition, or who can throw down the most obscure, hard-to-find wax. But Scott needs none of this white-label pretense. He seems to be in the DJ game for one thing only: to make some booties bump. He plays “house” music, a danceable genre of electronica rooted in disco and jazz. He spins tenacious tracks featuring big-voiced divas and comfortably predictable beats that manage to keep the energy high and the clubbers shakin’ it.” — Riverfront Times, Saint Louis

AFFILIATIONS
FLY
KINKY DISCO
Diverse House Culture Eclectic Dance Music