July 31, 2014

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    Mix on Wheels Transforms Motor Vehicles into DJ Booths

    Orlando, Fla.—A major soft-drink company inspired Charles Miles to start his DJ outfit. Well, ...

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    Mobile DJ Ian Ali Scores Big with Super Bowl Gigs

    Union, N.J.—Perhaps being born on the Island of Trinidad, where music is ranked as a life ...

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    The World’s Nuttiest DJ Keeps It Real

    Waverly, Minn.—When you ask Greg “Chopper” Lammers what sets his DJ business apart from the ...

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    Ohio DJ Uses The Art of The Acquisition

    Oakwood Village, Ohio—One look at Matt Radicelli’s pedigree and you can see why his decision to ...

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Arizona DJ Goes Corporate

Phoenix, Ariz.— It happened one night in 2004, when a friend asked William Reed to guest DJ at his club. The offer back then seemed scandalous: $50 and drinks for four hours. Reed thought he was getting the better end of the deal back then—and ...

Boston DJ Finds a Diverse Mix

Boston—Rob Peters was attending St. Joseph’s College in Windham, Maine, studying communications and broadcasting when he was introduced to radio. One of his mentors DJed the on-campus events, and Peters would watch and absorb. “Eventually, I was ...

San Fran DJ Keeps Love in the Mix

Berkeley, Calif.—Prior to making DJing his full-time job in 2011, Dan Rosenbach was a traveling salesperson for a company that imported and distributed decorative lighting fixtures from Europe and Asia. You think DJing is exhaustive? He was ...

All-Purpose DJ Stakes His Claim

Houston—Growing up in the tough streets of Chicago, a 12-year-old Fred Malone would bypass the basketball courts on his way home from school and head to his parent’s basement. “I grew up in an area with gangs and drive-bys,” he recalls, “and ...

Meet DJ Expo’s Two-Time Champ

By Stu Burke Belleville, N.J.—Like many DJs, Jack Bermeo sharpened his mixing skills in clubs and at friend’s parties, occasionally going out with other mobile DJs and performing at showcases. “Those events,” says Bermeo, “helped transform me ...

A Decade On, DJ Stays Ahead of the Internet Wave

Orlando, Fla.—The last time we heard from DJ Carl Williams in these pages, it was more than 10 years ago, before DJs were using nearly all of the tools they’re currently using to get—and perform—gigs. “The DJ industry has gotten more ...

DJ’s Dual Roles Shake Up ChicagoLand

Chicago—It was on February 7, 1998, after his bar mitzvah party, when Ryan Levin knew what he wanted to do with his life. “I wanted to be a mitzvah dancer,” he says. “And I approached the owner of the DJ company at my party, and he told me to ...

For Carolina DJ, Beats Are Good Business

Raleigh, N.C.—Since the last time we spoke to Joe Bunn, owner of Joe Bunn DJ Company in Raleigh, N.C., 10 years have passed. Since then, he says, it’s all been about change—and growth. “In the last five years, we were up 10-percent in the first ...

Jersey Jock Gets With the Program

Plainsboro, N.J.—Since he was a three-year-old, diving off his parent’s living room couch while watching MTV and the Beastie Boys’ “Fight for Your Right (to Party),” Mike Bacon has known he’s possessed the key ingredient to any DJ’s arsenal: a ...