Don Juan Beatport

Biography

THE ORIGINAL DJ DON JUAN WAS BORN AND BRED IN NEW YORK AND HAS BEEN MAKING HIS MARK ON THE TURNTABLES FOR MANY YEARS, HIS INTEREST FOR MUSIC STARTED BY WATCHING HIS OLDER BROTHER SPIN RECORDS ON HIS TECHNIC 1200 TURNTABLES. HIS BROTHER WOULD NEVER LET HIM USE HIS RECORDS SO DJ DON JUAN BEGAN TO BUY HIS OWN MUSIC SO HE COULD USE HIS BROTHER’S TURNTABLES; AND THE REST IS HISTORY. AS TIME HAS PASSED DJ DON JUAN HAS BROADENED MUCH OF HIS MUSICAL TASTE AND HAS LEARNED TO MASTER HIS OWN 1200’S. GROWING UP AS THE YOUNGEST IN HIS HOUSE AND LISTENING TO ALL TYPES OF MUSIC, HAVE INFLUENCED HIM AND HIS DJ CAREER.

DJ DON JUAN HAS LEFT HIS SIGNATURE ON THE NEW YORK CITY CLUB SCENE, HE’S ROCKED NUMEROUS VENUES INCLUDING; ARENA, WEBSTER HALL, LOTUS, CROBAR, AND THE GANSEVOORT HOTEL (TO NAME A FEW). HE HAS ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL AND PLAY IN CLUBS IN MIAMI, LOS ANGELES, LAS VEGAS, PUERTO RICO, AND JAPAN. DJ DON JUAN HAS PLAYED WITH SOME OF THE WORLD’S TOP DJS SUCH AS DJ FUNKMASTER FLEX, DJ AM, DJ IRIE, DJ ERIC CUBICHEE, AND DJ TONY TOUCH “I FEEL THAT BY PLAYING WITH SOME OF THESE DJS, I HAVE LEARNED MANY THINGS THAT CAN ONLY BENEFIT ME AND MY CAREER IN THE FUTURE.”

DJ DON JUAN HAS ROCKED FOR MANY TREND SETTING EVENTS AND PARTIES INCLUDING THE LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS, ALMA AWARDS, NFL ESPN PRE-DRAFT PARTIES. DON JUAN HAS ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DJ PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING CORPORATE COMPANIES: MORGAN STANLEY, KENNETH COLE, ABC’S “ONE LIFE TO LIVECAST, ESPN THE MAGAZINE, STOLI, HENESSEY, HEINEKIN, COORS, VIBE MAGAZINE, VOLKSWAGON, AND THE NARAS ASSOCIATION TO NAME A FEW. HE HAS ALSO HAD THE PLEASURE OF SPINNING PARTIES FOR NEW YORK YANKEES ALL-STAR SHORTSTOP DEREK JETER, CLEVELAND CAVALIERS LEBRON JAMES, AND DENVER NUGGETS CARMELO ANTHONY, AND ALL-STAR CENTER ALONZO MOURNING OF THE MIAMI HEAT.

DJ DON JUAN HAS HAD BROADCASTING EXPERIENCE DOING A HIP-HOP RADIO SHOW CALLED GHETTO RADIO ON 90.1 FM WUSB STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY THAT HE DID WEEKLY IN WHICH HE WAS THE MUSIC PROGRAMMER, CO- HOST, AND MIXER OF THE SHOW. HE HAS INTERVIEWED MANY ESTABLISHED ARTIST SUCH AS BIG L, KEITH MURRAY, AND DJ MISTER CEE (TO NAME A FEW); PLUS CUTTING EDGE ARTIST SUCH AS DEAD PREZ, AFURA, AND THE ARSONISTS. HE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK RECORDS THAT USUALLY WOULDN’T GET A CHANCE TO BE HEARD ON COMMERCIAL RADIO, MEANWHILE STILL CONTINUING TO PLAY THE RECORDS THAT ARE HOT ON THE STREETS AND CLUBS TODAY. HE HAS ALSO INTERNED ON THE AWARD WINNING STREET SOLDIERS SHOW HOSTED BY LISA EVERS ON NEW YORK CITY’S HOT 97 FM (WQHT), STREET SOLDIERS; A SHOW THAT DISCUSSES TOPICS WHICH AFFECT THE HIP HOP COMMUNITY. HE IS PRESENTLY THE DJ ON THETHE G-SPOT RADIO SHOW” ON SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO / SHADE 45. HE ALSO DOES GUEST APPEARANCES ON “THE GOMEZ BROTHERS SHOWALSO ON THE SAME CHANNEL, AND HE MIXES ON AOL RADIO. DJ DON JUAN IS NO STRANGER TO TELEVISION HAVING PREVIOUSLY APPEARED ON B.E.TS RAP CITY WITH BIGG TIGGER & MAD LINX, A SHOW THAT HAS HELPED HIM GAIN NATIONWIDE APPEAL AND SUCCESS. HE HOPES THAT THE EXPERIENCE HE HAS GAINED FROM RADIO AND TELEVISION WILL ELEVATE HIM TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN BROADCASTING.

DJ DON JUAN IS PART OF THE TURNTABLE ASSASSINS CREW; A CREW THAT WAS STARTED BY DJ THREAT WHO PASSED AWAY IN A TRAGIC MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN 2001. DJ THREAT WAS A PROFESSIONAL, HARDWORKING, DETERMINED DJ / CORPORATE EXECUTIVE THAT WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED; AND THE TURNTABLE ASSASSINS COLLECTIVELY WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP HIS NAME AND LEGACY ALIVE.

DJ DON JUAN HAS PROVED TO BE A VISIONARY THAT WILL CONTINUE TO SET TRENDS WITH HIS DJ SKILLS. BEING VERSATILE ENOUGH TO PLAY HIP-HOP, R&B, REGGAE, REGGAETON, ROCK, DANCE, AND OLD SCHOOL CLASSICS IS WHAT MAKES DON JUAN UNIQUE AND SETS HIM APART FROM THE REST. DJ DON JUAN SAYS “I FEEL FEW PEOPLE IN THE WORLD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY ENJOY DOING SOMETHING AND GET PAID FOR IT, I’M ONE OF THE CHOSEN FEW!”