OVER A DECADE AGO, Nick Haddad, known in today’s nightlife as DJ Captn20, decided to take his lifelong passion for music out of the basement and into the club. A young, energetic deejay from the streets of Detroit, Captn20 possesses a wide stream of musical styles, but his true passion lives in House Music. After locking down a residency at the ultra chic lounge known as The Corner, located in the 5 Diamond Townsend Hotel, Captn20 began to gain ground fast in the industry holding down residencies three to four nights a week at the area’s most upscale nightclubs and lounges. His style and energy has put him behind the decks at every major venue in the Metro Area. Since then, he has become a staple in the scene, as one of the most sought after deejays in the Detroit Region. He has been the go to man for grand openings, fashion events, celebrity events, and more.
Just one year after his introduction to the decks, Captn20 formed a music collective known as Basement Beats Productions. Designed to help local talent flourish and grow, Basement Beats has also aided in and been responsible for bringing in talent from all over the world, giving him the opportunity to share the decks with major artists such as Sharam, Kaskade, Chris Lake, Fedde le Grand, Colette, Miguel Migs, as well as the late DJ A.M., DJ Vice and the S.K.A.M. Artist Crew. No stranger to the celebrity world, Captn20 has been called on to perform for such names as DIDDY, Mylie Cyrus, Hugh Jackman, Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, and more as the go to man for celebrity and motion picture events in Detroit.
In 2008, Captn20 received the title of “Official DJ” of Six Degrees Magazine (who recently joined forces with 944 Magazine). In conjunction with Six Degrees, as well as sponsors like ABSOLUT Vodka, Jose Cuervo Platino, Motley Bird Energy Drink, MGM Grand, and Lexus Automotive, Captn20 produced a music compilation titled “Six Degrees of Sound”. This collection of six full-length mixes was created to provide VIP guests with a great lasting impression of the music played at various signature events. Each mix provides a unique sound designed to collaborate with the theme of each event.
In late 2009, Captn20 was approached by MGM Grand Detroit to become their new Saturday night resident and Program Director at V Nightclub. Since his arrival, V has reached new heights and is raising the bar for nightlife in Detroit. In 2010, Captn20 was named Best Club DJ by Real Detroit Magazine and received the Reader’s Picks Best Club DJ Honors from 944 Magazine, and has been hitting clubs from Boston to Las Vegas with no intention of slowing down. Currently in the process of his first major EP release, you can definitlye expect to see more of the kid from the Basement!