Born in Arlington to Salvadorean parents who met in the US, Gonzalez grew up listening to his dad’s rock (Eagles, Aerosmith) and his mom’s Spanish music (merengue, cumbia). When Roberto got hooked on electronic dance music at the legendary Zei Club in DC, he taught himself to deejay on his brother’s turntables and the rest is, as they say, history.
Roberto’s “gigography” includes Chroma, Dream, Spank at MCCXXIII, Ultrabar, Lima, Josephine, Glow at Fur, Echostage and Identity Festival at Jiffy Lube Live. “Mainly Glow events,” Gonzalez smiles. “I’ve always been loyal because that’s my home turf.” He now holds one of DC’s most distinguished deejay residencies.
Pete Moutso, whom Gonzalez regards as his mentor, says with obvious pride, “I am an old school deejay at heart. I believe that you have to pay your dues as a deejay to succeed, and Roberto Gonzalez has done that…I always get compliments from deejays and agents on Roberto! And his productions have gotten attention from the likes of Tiësto and Kaskade – ‘nuff said!”
- Mary Ishimoto Morris