A dj/producer turned performer, Ascension defines his name by uplifting crowds across the globe with intuitive crowd reading multi-genre turntablist skills to match the live instrumentation, MC/rapping, breakdancing, and fire breathing capabilities available in the arsenal of crowd hype techniques. A proven industry professional as a Stage Manager, Production Manager, Live Sound Engineer, Studio Engineer, Promoter, Fire Safety Technician, Booking Agent, and more. DJ Ascension, aka Prof. Blake Smith also teaches DJ Techniques and Audio Technologies at Scottsdale Community College. Home of the worlds first Associates Degree in Live Performance Disc Jockey Techniques, to which Blake is the world’s first recipient of, having graduated with honors.
Previous Festivals Headlined include: Burning Man, Bonnaroo, Palm Springs Pride, San Diego Pride, Coachella, Global Dance, Crush, and more.
Current residencies include: BAC Lounge, Hanny’s, Kalliope (Walter Productions), Rooftop on Mill, Wasted Grain Scottsdale, Party 103 Global Radio (Top 3 in the world on Trancepodium Awards), Burning Man, The Lions Den Pinetop, The Office San Diego, Arcosanti, and many more…