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The year 1985, the age; 11 years old. That is when super dj Rick Guerrero first set his hands on the wheels of steel or turntables for the non dj speaking world. After listening to the late night mixshows and mid afternoon hotmixes by the likes of Bad Boy Bill, Julian Jumpin’ Perez, Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson, Mickey ‘Mixin’ Oliver, and Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason on Chicago radio stations such as 102.7 FM WBMX, and 107.5 FM WGCI, Rick knew then that this would be the route he will be traveling for the next 20 or so years.
In the beginning of his dj career he started out as mobile dj playing basically at house parties, weddings, private events and hall parties on the Southside of Chicago. 1992 was the year Rick expanded his career into promoting events with a group called A+ Entertainment. Rick hosted many successful events at many venues in Chicago. Still exploring other fields in the music industry, Rick teamed up with good friends Ernie Pedroza, Danny Garibay, and Fernando Celedon as they founded and hosted an Alternative 80’s music show called the ‘Alternative Network’ every Sunday on a local Chicago radio station formerly known as 90.5 FM WCYC. Music by artists such as Erasure, Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure, etc. was featured. Alternative mixes produced by Rick and his partners were also part of the program on the show. While hosting the show, Mr. Guerrero met several people along the way, such as Chicago veteran DJ’s Gino ‘Rockin’ Romo, Delirious Danny, DJ Caveman (nuyoshi), Gabriel ‘Rican’ Rodgriuez (nuyoshi), Jay Rock (Boogie Tribe), and Steve Melvage (Hot Jams Records) to host a Friday night hot mix show. After his tenure at WCYC, Rick returned to playing at parties and underground events. 1995 came and at one of his weekly bookings, V5 Volume Entertainment promoter Frankie V. Isais asked Rick to guest mix at a club called ‘My Sisters House’. This was Rick’s first experience playing at a club catering specifically to the 21 & over crowd. Eventually after being booked several times more for V5, Rick became the company’s main dj attraction/resident.
Currently, Rick is still the head dj with V5 and his tenure there has taken him to all the biggest clubs throughout Chicagoland. Los Angeles and New York has also danced to Rick’s bass dropping mixes during the past 4 years. Rick Guerrero has also appeared as a guest DJ on Kiss 103.5 FM. What does the future hold for this extraordinary talent? One can only imagine as his skill to keep any dance floor filled to capacity seems to have no limit.