DJ Perry is a resident DJ on 102.3 FM The Beat Chicago. Tonight, we feature him on our Friday Night Jams.
The Beat Chicago is bringing old school back to the radio, online and in our app!
The Friday Night Jams dance party starts at 7PM CT.
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!
You can listen to any or all of the mixes through the years played here on The Beat ON DEMAND below with the tracklist (when available)
Pretty Poison – Catch Me I’m Falling
Company B – Fascinated
Cece Peniston – Finally
Jomanda – Got A Love For You
Bingo Boys – Show Me How To Dance
Black Box – Strike It Up
Crystal Waters – She’s Homeless (Gypsy Woman)
Sabrina Johnston – Peace (In The Valley)
Doug Lazy – Ride The Rhythm
Brothers In Rhythm – Such A Good Feelin’
Daisy Dee – Crazy
Afrika Bambaataa – Just Get Up And Dance
Jinny – Keep Warm
Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations
George Kranz – Din Da Da
Lil’ Louis – French Kiss
Sweet Sensation – Hooked On You
Madonna – Into The Groove
Queen Latifah – Come Into My House
Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You (Ramp Mix)
Shana – I Want You
Earth People – Dance
Ralphi Rosario Ft. Xavier Gold – You Used To Hold Me
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)