Brian Herwander, professionally known as DJ Scene is an American producer and DJ. He’s best known for his catalog of remix bootlegs supported by many of the world’s biggest DJs including Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Hardwell, The Chainsmokers. Scene has released a number of original records through Fool’s Gold, Sup Girl and Audiophile Records. In September 2021 Scene won Best Twitch Graphics for his weekly live streams.
While it’s easy to peg deejays into certain categories: The scratch-happy battle types, the commercially-minded radio guys, the shaman leading his flock at the club with a steady barrage of anthems, Scene is the rare DJ who has done all of the above. The Las Vegas producer has spent most of his time mastering every facet of deejaying and production. He is a DMC and Red Bull 3style Champion. He’s curated #1 Commercial Radio shows in San Francisco and Seattle. He’s shared the stage with some of the largest acts in the world.
Enthralled by the grunge era that would dominate his hometown Seattle in the 90s, Scene started as a drummer for various rock bands, groups long on talent but not exactly warm to Scene’s other love: turntables. Listening to a lot of 90’s hip-hop — Beastie Boys, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang — Scene wanted to add scratching as another percussive element, but the bands all vetoed the idea. He eventually decided to become a one-man band.
As weeks of practice became months, Scene’s name started to hold an increasing amount of sway as a DJ. He became a fixture at Yo Son!, a popular Seattle weekly that Rolling Stone called “one of the country’s top parties,” spinning open-format & “Mash Up” before the genre even had a name. From clubs Scene expanded into radio, mixing 5 nights a week live on KUBE 93FM while also pre-recording weekly shows for XM Radio. All of this eventually caught the attention of the late DJ AM who ended up signing Scene to his original Deckstar roster and DJ crew. That’s when the live touring started to take off.
After constantly traveling outside of Seattle, Scene decided to relocate and make Las Vegas his home. He started at the original Light Nightclub (Bellagio) and quickly moved into other venues including Jet (Mirage) Wet Republic (MGM) Haze (Aria) Encore Beach Club (Wynn) Light (Mandalay Bay) Tao (Venetian).