Greenskeepers is forever changing as a meeting of minds and a catalog of music. The name was founded by childhood friends James Curd and Nick Maurer in 1999. James and Nick grew up skateboarding together in Chicago. Nick bounced around local punk bands while James was djing in Chicago clubs and raves when he was only 15 years old. At the age of 18 James built up a music studio and began producing Chicago house. His first release came out on the french label Basenotic in 1999. Soon after James released "Whats Your Man Got To Do WIth Gan" on Classic Records.