What’s the secret to keeping a party dancing all night long?
Knowing what to play and when to play it, combined with mixing, beat-matching and emcee skills is key to getting a dance floor moving!
How would you describe your ‘style’?
My style is a reflection of my client's vision of their event. It's more than just showing up and playing music.... it's about planning, professionalism and dedication to provide my clients a great night of DJ entertainment!
What do you love most about your job?
I grew up in a profoundly musical household. My father, being a professional musician, started my trumpet lessons ever since I could pretty much push the valves. In the years that followed, I sat “first seat” in classical, orchestral, jazz, marching and pit bands. I was fortunate enough take lessons from former members of Earth, Wind & Fire, and performed with other talent, including who is now the lead drummer of the legendary band, Blue Oyster Cult.
After my mom passed away, my father and I worked on music together to help us cope. My dad would play his horn or sing old tunes to background tracks, and I would sit behind the 8-track TEAC recorder and other processing gizmos and put it all together. It wasn’t long before I was hooked, and my passion of music shifted from performing it to recording and reproduction. I would demo everything I could get my hands on (I still do), studied audio engineering, speaker technology and sound reproduction. Sitting in on sessions with the legendary DJ Glenn Friscia was a true highlight.
One day, a friend asked if I wanted to DJ his party. I had the equipment, so I thought it would be fun to give it a try. It didn’t take long before the place went nuts. People were dancing up a storm all night. It was that moment that I realized the true enjoyment of alluring folks to get up and dance and enjoy life.
Fast-forward to today… I am nonetheless a completely self-taught DJ, buying all the necessary gear with money saved up, learning by bringing a new piece of musical technology home, plugging it in, and pushing all the buttons until something happened. My musical style and performance is a reflection of my influences and experience, and I have a vibe that lets people get loose and gets them dancing. I’m comfortable behind the decks, interact with the dance floor, and as you can tell, absolutely obsessive about music.
Why should our clients choose you?
It's your special time, and the professionals at LIPRODJ make memories that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. Our pride in our work and dedication to unsurpassed service, translates into everything we do.