Once upon a time, a little kid was a big square at Gesu School in Detroit. His older sister used to tease him calling him "Beaty Boy". He was small in stature, couldn't hurt a flea, not athletic and pretty much.... lame.

He took up a hobby (dj'ing) and began to build a small music collection. Little beaty boy went on to attend the Academy at U of D Jesuit an all boys' institution and later Michigan State University. He went deep into dj'ing and music and throughout time began to blossom....

And then, things got weird.

Fast-forward to today, the “Beaty Boy” discovered that ultimately he wanted to help others. He became a public defender and enjoyed helping the underdog…

Until the day that the Muses once again came calling, this time, asking for his help. Only, they didn’t need the “Beaty Boy,” they needed what he had become…

They needed the DJ Energy…




Beaty Boy Records focuses on the many styles
of soulful electronic dance music including house, 
techno, funk and neo-soul.

Beaty Boy prides itself on quality releases over
quantity and bringing song 
structure and musicality
back to underground music. Our vision is that good
music transcends genres and categories. We 
the listener a music experience that is varied,
atypical and unique.


Originally from Detroit, now hailing from Phoenix,
Steve Crawfordis a veteran dj known for his ability
to kill a 
dance floor with great selections and a variety
of skills behind the decks. With his 
abilityto perform
any style of dj’ing, he has transferred a vast musical
and dj skill to the production studio culminating
in his first full length album “Rise”. 
The lead single aptly
named “Rise” is a masterpiece of dancefloor magic that 

please audiences worldwide.



Detroit Techno Militia DJs & Producers are dedicated to preserving the legacy of underground, Detroit electronic music and its proliferation around the world.


They take pride in contributing to a tradition that has deeply inspired electronic music aficionados the world over. Detroit Techno Militia soldiers work to maintain and preserve the significance of techno made in their native city, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Steve Crawford and Beaty Boy Records are proud to be a part of the legendary collective.

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