CEO and president of Sphere Productions, Brian Conti runs both a local record label and promotions company. He's recently brought a number of excellent DJs and rappers to town, including the Jungle Brothers and Mephisto Odyssey. Some of the best local DJs -- Sleepy C, Tigger, and Tik-Tak -- have released mix tapes on his label, and the raves that Conti organizes are always professional, trouble-free affairs. "Raving is not a crime" is the slogan on the T-shirts he sells over his website (sphereproductions.com
), and Conti's well-run events make that a case in point.