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Corey Sanford, creator of Talent City Artists, Inc. is from the Lake Geneva area, who followed his dream of becoming a DJ. Moving east, he attended the Institute of Audio Research in New York City. Corey studied all areas of the music industry specializing in mixing, mastering, MIDI and recording music.
While studying music, Corey polished his customer service skills while serving as a wine sommelier, waiter, bartender and manager in two of NYC's finest restaurants: Artisanal Fromagerie and Wine Bar and Il Cantinori. Regular clients included: Madonna, Richard Gere, Sara Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Al Pacino the list goes on and on.
Corey (a.k.a. DJXACTO) promoted and hosted several large club events throughout the NY tristate area, packing hundreds and often thousands of dancers into some of NY, NJ and Philadelphia's hottest nightclubs. Working with Global DJ's he headlined events spinning and mixing the hottest techno and Hip Hop Styles. Soon Corey started producing his own tracks. Spinning records and producing led him to start his own company Talent City Artists.
Corey is currently producing 2 movie scores for Hollywood writer and producer, Drew Gebreski, who owns Speed Well Films. Drew just produced "In The Dark" that is on Netfix 2020, Check it out. Corey returned to the Midwest 15 years ago to visit friends in Chicago. It was on that visit that Corey became enticed by the Pilsen art scene. He wasted no time moving Talent City Artists, Inc. to Chicago so that he could create art, produce and record music.
2004 and 2005 Corey's artwork was featured in the Pilsen Art Walk. Corey now focuses his music and artistic abilities towards providing a unique music service at weddings, art openings, private parties, fashion shows and boutique events. Talent City Artists is a full service music company offering clients years of musical expertise and passion with an artistic creative edge.