Born and raised in Richmond, Indiana, Rodgers felt a natural intuition towards music as a small child, growing up as a drummer and had his first set of drums at the age of 4. Rodgers' first musical influence was his grandfather, who played in a band as a bass and keyboard player, exposing Rodgers to funk, rock, and soul music.
In 2000, Rodgers moved to Orlando, Florida where he first fell in love with house music, after being exposed to such artists as Voodoo and Serano, Daft Punk, Ian van Dahl, and so on. Living an apartment life in Orlando, playing the drums was no longer an option, and with his new-found love of house music, Rodgers naturally picked up his first set of turntables at the age of 12.
Shortly after moving back to Indianapolis in 2001, Rodgers met the legendary Indianapolis DJ Topspeed, who recognized Rodgers potential quickly and immediately took Rodgers under his wing and mentored him into the dynamic individual he is today.
In 2008, Rodgers landed a mix show with WJEL 89.3. Shortly after high school, he launched his DJ career under the wing of DJ Topspeed and landed his first resident gig spinning at knockouts bar and grill on the south side of Indianapolis, under the name DJ Buck Rodgers.
Rodgers currently has a residency at the Fox and Hound Bar and Grill, where he effortlessly fuses hip-hop, R&B, electro, breaks, top 40, funk, and house to create his signature sound.
As an aspiring club DJ who intends to do nothing other than leave his mark on the music world, keep your eyes and ears open for DJ Buck Rodgers, and see for yourself why he is considered "Indy's best-kept secret".
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