DJ Perry is a resident DJ on 102.3 FM The Beat Chicago. Tonight, we feature him on our Friday Night Jams.
Every Friday night at 7PM we keep the tradition alive started by our sister network WBMX back in 1981. Classic house, freestyle, disco, 80’s, 90’s and more in the mix, old school style.
Listen on the radio at 102.3 FM, in our free app (available in Google Play or the Apple app store) and right here on our website.
Back in the day, people used to record the mixes on the radio so they wouldn’t miss them.
Today, we go one better, we archive all the mixes so you can listen to any of the mixes from any of our mix shows on demand. We include the tracklist, links to the DJ, their social network links and more.
You can find all of these great old school mixes on demand in our app and in our DJ MIXES section.
Let The Beat Hit ‘Em – Lisa Lisa
I Wonder If I Take You Home – Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam W/Full Force
Summertime, Summertime – Nocera
Funky Little Beat – Connie
Lookin’ For The Perfect Beat – Soul Sonic Force
Let’s Go – Nocera
Don’t Stop The Rock – Freestyle
Can You Feel The Beat – Lisa Lisa
I’ll Be All You Ever Need – Trinere
They’re Playing Our Song – Trinere
Dreamboy/Dreamgirl – Cynthia W/Johnny O
The Party’s Just Begun – Freestyle
Play It At Your Own Risk – Soul Sonic Force
When I Hear Music – Debbie Deb
Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaataa W/Soul Sonic Force
Fantasy Girl – Johnny O
Cheap Thrills – Planet Patrol
Born and raised in Arizona and fell in love with Radio as young as 5 years old. Spent years of recording and studying the Hot Mix shows which helped Perry learn to beat match by the time he was 12, even on non professional equipment.
By the time he was 16, he had the proper 1200s and then worked his way to mastering CDJs in addition to vinyl. Started Spinning underground and mainstream bars and clubs in 1996 and has covered all types of formats from Pop, Alternative, Dance, and House.
For the last 10 years, Perry was involved with various reputable radio stations ranging from FM, to worldwide web based ones. Some former ones include KNRJ (Energy), KAJM (Mega), KMVA (Hot 97.5), WOW 99.1 (KOWO), WBZC (Z88.9), PartyRadioUSA.net, iPartyRadio.com, iDanceRadio.fm, and Armadafm.com. He was also a resident mixer for the syndicated countdown, Remix Top 30 which is broadcast on WKTU New York and their dozens of affiliates!
Fast forward to now, Perry is still mixing up Old School, Hi Energy, Indie, and Top 40 on numerous stations around the world including Chicago’s legendary WBMX, WCKG in Chicago, 88.7 KPNG (The Pulse), during “The Weekend Jump Off” (Friday Nites 10p-11p PT). Other FM affiliations include KNUW (NM), WACC (CT), and KWSS (AZ)