Sensi Starr Producer
Resident DJ/Producer Justin “Expo” Schliep mirrors the moniker with a vision to imitate and inspire life through music. Heavily influenced by his father, a proficient pianist and performing artist, Expo was no stranger to stages and recording studios as a child. By age12, this budding beat-smith learned how to chop, loop, and edit samples under mentor Engineer/Producer Rich Hartline. Inspired by how turntables were being used as percussive instruments through scratching and mixing Expo saved up and invested in his first set of tables and a mixer. Shortly after he found himself with a voracious appetite for vinyl, diggin everything from dusty classics cuts to break beats. DJing various local events and promoting shows helped Expo gain traction as a respected artist locally.
A twist of fate took Expo away from his home in South Jersey to Nashville where he produced and wrote music for a non-profit for 2 years before landing in Philly and reprioritizing his art and creative control. Initially focused on EDM it was ultimately trap record “WonkaVizion” that was the catalyst for countless creative working relationships within his local Hip Hop community. Expo continued to draw from an expansive genre blending pool in an effort to create next level beats with an unparalleled complexity. An imaginative amalgamation of EDM, soulful samples, boom bap and trap emerged fostering Expo’s sonic fingerprint on the scene.
On a fast track to branding himself as a prolific and inventive producer, Expo’s resume already boasts the likes of Bianca Ryan (Americas Got Talent), Greg Porn and Modesty (The Roots), Mike Jerz, Skrewtape, Ren Thomas and Mr. Green. With several projects in the works including highly anticipated collaborative EP ‘SIMPLEXITY’ with Sensi Starr’s all star Skrewtape, executive production on Sensi-Starr’s ‘Smoke Sessions: Vol. 2’, and solo instrumental EP it’s safe to say Expo ain’t goin nowhere but up.