DJ Rare Groove grew up in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Cincinnati OH to escape the hustle and bustle of wild city life. After becoming a big part into the local scene by playing beats, breaks, and grooves back when nobody else was doing it, he crossed paths with Blueprint, who had recently relocated to cincinnati as well after college. The two immediately became friends and Blueprint told raregroove that if he ever decided to pursue a solo career that Rare Groove would be his DJ.

That day came in late 2004 and Rare Groove has been Blueprints touring DJ ever since, touring the United States, Canada, and Europe together, rocking shows and making people dance. DJ Rare Groove is a avid vinyl collector. That mastery of classic beats and breaks allowed him to assist Blueprint in the creation of his debut solo album 1988, a record that many consider to be a classic concept album. Touring with Blueprint has also opened up many other doors for DJ Rare Groove; he was asked to tour with Atmosphere as their opening DJ, as well as fill in as Abstract Rude’s touring DJ in 2008.