Jim Dier (aka Small Change) is a musical addict who has been DJing for over 20 years, with tens of thousands of records in every conceivable genre and time period. Seriously deep crates in funk, jazz, blues, soul, Latin, reggae, dancehall, hip hop, house, breaks, jungle, booty bass, classics, rock n’ roll, punk, vintage RnB, disco, down tempo, ambient, experimental, tropical bass, etc.
In terms of radio, Jim has been involved with WFMU, the world renown freeform station, for 15 years, did shows for the East Village Radio for 3 years, has been involved with BMIR (Burning Man's official station) for 8-9 years, plus guest sets on AOL’s dance station, Giant Step’s Jukebox, Tim Sweeney’s Beats in Space show, WPS1 (PS1 online station, and KUCI in Irvine.
Out in club land, Jim has played in every possible downtown NYC/BK venue you can think of...swank, underground, big, small–but always funky. He’s also played in LA/SF (Do-Over, Root Down, Funky Sole, Afro Funke, Afrolicious), Germany, France, England, Holland, Burning Man, Pex festival, Australia and Costa Rica.
Jim also runs the ‘Blackcrack List’, an information/resource/email list about record collecting. Its been running for over four years and has over 300 DJs, collectors and black belt crate diggers from around the world.
Jim joined the 74 Events roster in 2014