Will Bernel is a born DJ. If you don't believe, ask the kids at the Ing Roller Rink in Rockford, Illinois, where Bernel began his spinning career at the age of 15. Now calling himself DJ Shad (say shod), Bernel has run roughshod over the scene, riding high with a fluency in things both esoteric and cutting-edge mainstream. He's a master of that filthy, strange, all-American art form known as Baltimore house, and when he spins at Club Kandi in the West Bottoms, local radio DJs drop in to find out what club anthems he's going to break. To know Shad is to respect him.