Brett Henrichsen has always had a passion for dance music. Working by day as a Marketing Specialist for IBM, Brett spent nights in clubs and record stores watching and learning from top DJ’s and listening to his favorite style of music: high energy, vocal and progressive dance. Frustrated to learn that the vast majority of music he was hearing in the clubs was not available for purchase by the general public, he started the CD compilation series MASTERbeat in an effort to make these tracks available to more than just the nightclub DJ. The series proved to be immensely popular and led Brett to leave the corporate world to start his own independent record label. Brett met his first artist Erin Hamilton through mutual friends and introduced her to the dance and gay community by producing their first single, “Dream Weaver”. His label continued to produce original dance hits including Erin Hamilton’s #1 Billboard single “The Flame” and debut album “One World”, along with singles from other artists including Lonnie Gordon and Sheryl Lee Ralph. The Masterbeat brand later evolved into an online music store and is now the largest producer of gay events in the USA.
Always fascinated by the skills and talent of live DJ’s, it was the next logical step in Brett’s musical career to begin DJing himself. He started DJing as hobby on the side to help promote the Masterbeat brand, but after receiving rave reviews from debut sets at The White Party in Palm Springs and Amsterdam, he quickly rose to international superstardom going on to headline major events and receive critical acclaim at events around the world including Sydney’s Mardi Gras (playing to over 20,000 guests in a special extended set), Carnival and XDemente in Rio, Magic Journeys at Orlando’s Gay Days, New York’s Pier Dance, San Diego Zoo Party, Miami’s Winter Party and White Party and many more. Brett is one of the few USA circuit DJ’s to crossover to the international mainstream and routinely plays abroad in Amsterdam, London, Asia, Madrid, Barcelona, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Rio. Brett is also a resident DJ at The Mayan in Los Angeles and aboard Atlantis Cruises. Chances are you’ll find Brett on a dance floor near you as he travels virtually every weekend playing at clubs and events around the world.
Brett attributes his endearing success as a DJ to having years of “on the job training” running a record label, producing his own events, and continuing to attend clubs and major events as a customer himself. This unique blend of experience contributes to Brett’s deep connection to each event and venue he plays and his passion to ensure every set is a musical journey for the guest.