STED-E

STED-E

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Eddie Alcivar aka DJ Sted-E was born and raised in Queens, New York. His deep appreciation for a wide variety of music genres eventually led him to aspirations of becoming ... read more
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Eddie Alcivar aka DJ Sted-E was born and raised in Queens, New York. His deep appreciation for a wide variety of music genres eventually led him to aspirations of becoming a DJ. At the early age of twelve he began purchasing DJ equipment and records. This early start gave him an edge with building his vinyl collection. Local high school dances and house parties made Sted-E stand out amongst many other DJs in Queens.

Jellybean, Lil Louie Vega, Todd Terry, Glen Friscia and Baby J were just some of the few who inspired him to take his mixing to the next level. As the years progressed, his ability to spin all forms of dance music started a buzz with New York club owners and promoters. Sted-E’s first club gig was a Queens hot spot called Casablanca. Soon after, he would move onto clubs like 30/30, Carbon, Metropolis, Bar 85, and Latin Quarters.

During the day he managed a record store called The Music Hut; where he further educated himself with every format of Latin and Dance music. This helped pave the way to traveling across the United States and several countries in Central and South America.

When mix tapes emerged, DJ Sted-E pioneered the studio quality and perfection of the mixes. Eventually, all of the mix tape locations in New York City began to carry the entire Sted-E collection; including House Music, Latin, Freestyle, and Reggae. The digital age soon brought the mix CD; which he also introduced to the market.

The overnight success in the mix tape/CD business enabled Sted-E to expand his music career into remixing and production. Proyecto Uno, India, and Elvis Crespo were some of the first artists to give him the opportunity to remix their works. Eventually artists such as Ja Rule, Christina Milian, Shannon and Georgie Porgie became the norm. After working with numerous artists and producers over the next few years, he began putting together his own tracks. Rejoice by Carolyn Harding became a hit in France and brought other DJ gigs in Switzerland and Portugal.

In 2004, he collaborated with Ray Roc of The Roc Project to remix Dejavu, which hit number one on the Billboard Dance Charts. This led to a Sted-E and Ray Roc collaboration for a club anthem called The Dream.

Today, Sted-E is keeping himself busy in the studio with original production for ROCit Records and working with other producers such as Davidson Ospina, Steve Seidita, Kevin Graves, and DJ Fonseca. Other projects include GrooveTech in collaboration with Anton Bass .His live mixing can be heard on Sirius Satellite Radio, his weekly residencies at Rhone and Blagio in New York, as well as his promotional mixes with his brother DJ Jerry Louis.