DJ DE LA T
DJ DE LA T is featured as a guest DJ tonight on our Friday Night Jams mix show which starts at 7PM CT every Friday night.
Back in the day, people used to record the mixes on the radio so they wouldn’t miss them. Today, we do all the work for you! Now, you can listen to any of the mixes from our Friday Night Jams, Saturday Night Live Ain’t No Jive Chicago Dance Party, Hot Lunch Mix and more on demand in our DJ MIXES section and in our app.
Each mix page features information about the DJ, links to their social networks, video and tracklists (when provided)
1. Mario ‘Smokin” Diaz- Let’s Do It
2. Frankie Knuckles- You Can’t Hide
3. Ron Hardy- Sensation
4. The Children- Work The Box
5. The Children- Freedom
6. Dada Nada- Haunted House
7. Professor Funk & The House Brothers- Work Your Body Rap
8. Liz Torres- What You Make Me Feel
9. Shawn Christopher- People Of All Nations
10. Chip E.- If You Only Knew
11. Hollywood- Funk Me, Jack Me
12. Julian “Jumpin” Perez- Stand By Me
13. Tyree feat. Cool Rock Steady- Turn Up The Bass
14. Fast Eddie- Hip House 89
15. Grey House- New Beats The House
16. Tyree- Video Crash
17. LNR- It’s A Mystery To Me
18. LNR- Kream (Short Mix)
19. Cool House- Rock This Party Right
20. Mix Masters- House Express
21. Edward “Get Down” Crosby- It’s Party Time
I grew up on the near north side of Chicago. I came from a modest home with 2 parents that had to work for a living. Gangs were rampant in the neighborhood and there were easily many ways a young boy could end up in trouble but I chose to keep my nose clean and stay as far away from that sort of lifestyle.
I would say that by involving myself into music is what kept me out of trouble and would set the tone for my upbringing. I had a love for music at an early age and I actually bought my first records when I was 10 years old. I went to the local record store with about 10 dollars in my pocket and not a clue knowing what I was going to get.
I was bitten by the “DJ bug” when I was 12 years old when I met some of the local DJ’s. I would watch them perform on the decks performing tricks, scratches and blends.
I totally fell in love with the music and the way these DJ’s were able to manipulate the records and perform to the crowd. I knew that I wanted to be as good as they were so I quickly learned the ins and outs of being a DJ.
I bought my first set of turntables at the age of 13 from a friend in the neighborhood; they were a set of Technics 100’s with belt drives. I quickly learned how to beat match “Mix” and perform some basic tricks like phasing, repeating, and scratching. I quickly built my record collection with all the latest tunes available and went mobile doing mostly house parties and private parties for friends. Although I didn’t make much money doing this but the experience that I picked up playing in front of crowds was invaluable to me.
If I had to sum up my goals in music it would be to play at different venues all over the world and bring my music to the masses. I have a deep need to express myself musically and to interpret my feelings through my music.
Music for me is a feeling and an extension of my body. It’s what moves me and inspires me; it’s what keeps me sane when times are tough and what keeps me going every time I feel that I can’t accomplish something.
For all the music lovers out there- “LET THE BASS KICK”