Born in Providence, RI, in the early '70s, by the time Eclipse moved to Columbia, SC, in 1985, he was already fast becoming a requested and respected DJ.
In 1992 he left South Carolina for New York to produce MC Serch
's (who he had met in Columbia) sophomore album, which -- due to problems with label Def Jam -- was never released. In 1994, working at Wild Pitch Records in retail promotion, Eclipse met Sabac
, who, along with Ill Bill
, formed Non Phixion in 1995. Eventually Eclipse moved over to work at Fat Beats Records, also DJing for acts like Natural Elements
, and 3rd Bass
. In 2002 Eclipse officially left Fat Beats to co-run Uncle Howie Records with bandmate Ill Bill
, who then finally issued Non Phixion's full-length debut, The Future Is Now, the same year. Besides releasing a variety of mixtapes and other collections, DJ Eclipse was also a host of the acclaimed hip-hop radio program The Halftime Show on WNYU. ~ Marisa Brown, Rovi