Paul D. Miller, better known as DJ Spooky, was at the forefront of a new movement in DJ culture and electronica in the 1990s in New York City. Purveying a self-described "illbient" aesthetic, he merged hip-hop, dub, dance music, reggae, jazz, the avant-garde, and more. His work blurred the lines not only between genres, but between mixing and performance. A cultural theorist as well as a musician, Spooky's writings have been published in both essay and book form. In addition to his solo projects, he's collaborated with everyone from electronic experimentalist Scanner to neo-classical string players the Freight Elevator Quartet.