O Tyree Cooper
Tyree Cooper was at the forefront of the house music revolution. His contribution to house and hip house widened the appeal of house music globally. It all began with the old R&B dusty records from his mom's and uncle’s collection. Growing up on the streets of Chicago’s South Side, listening to Farley's Jackmaster Funk, The Hot Mix 5, Ronny Hardy and the electrifying energies of Frankie Knuckles, Tyree was well schooled at an early age.
Two years after college, Tyree was already one of the most popular and highly regarded DJs in Chicago. Then Tyree put together a demo tape of his music to start a career as a recording artist. It was only a question of time before signing the first record deal with the Chicago based underground label D.J. International Records.
The first 12" I Fear The Night promptly became an underground classic in Chicago. Other hits followed. Through his various acclaimed releases, Tyree Cooper is regarded as one of the most influential international artists of the last three decades. In 2013, Tyree Cooper founded his own label: Chicago Vinyl Records with distribution from Juno Records UK.
With all the releases that Tyree has done, and more to come, he still has time to enjoy his passion, DJing. He hosts a monthly alongside his partner Bobby Starr at the famed club Tresor in Berlin, the night is called E-Man-Ci-Pate. As of 2014, Tyree Cooper has been residing in the music capital of Europe, Berlin.