About DJ Smalls:
DJ Smalls is one of the top artists in the music industry and New York City’s club scene. Born in East Harlem, New York City, DJ Smalls (Kenneth Salcedo) started his career in the music industry in 1994. He stepped foot in his first nightclub which at the time was the renowned Las Vegas Night Club, and DJ’d alongside the big Latin artists of the moment, such as Marc Anthony, Gran Combo, Fernando Villalona, ect. What was once a hobby that started at house parties has now become his life and love.
In a short amount of time, DJ Smalls became one of the most solicited DJ’s in the TriState Area. He has DJ’d at legendary venues such as China Club, The Copacabana, and LQ’s. Smalls has also been recognized for his talents on BET’s (Black Entertainment Television) Rap City by host of the show Big Tigger. In 2002, he was given the opportunity to partake in the DJ lineup for an up and coming radio station in NYC called Rumba 107.9 FM. Currently a Radio DJ for the most listened to Spanish radio Station in NYC, Mega 97.9 FM, he has gained an incredible following to his talent and music . When he is not performing on the air or at Latin Hotspots throughout the city, Smalls is working on Star-studded events, such as BMG Pre- Latin Grammy Awards Gala and The “50 Mas Bellos” Party for People en Espanol, to name a few. If that is not keeping him busy, Smalls also travels all around the world performing at top venues in places such as Las Vegas, Boston, Dominican Republic, Miami ect. As DJ Smalls notoriety grows, he has been nominated for a multitude of awards such as Latin Mixx’s “Best Tropical DJ” of the Year award. DJ Smalls has also contributed to the rise of Nightlife in “Uptown” venues, and has been crowned “Uptown’s #1 DJ.” Don’t let the name of this Spin-master fool you, DJ Smalls is becoming a real pioneer of Latin Music and Nightlife in New York City, and is paving the way for young artists in his field.
An interview with DJ Smalls:
How did you get started as a DJ?
My Dad Always Had Music Blasting When I Was Growing Up, So i Grew Up Listening To All Types Of Music As a Child, a Few Years Later I Started To Dj At Local House Parties And From There The Rest Is History.
Where is your favorite club to perform?
Pacha Downtown New York
What club brings in the finest ladies?
Every Club i Dj At!
How old where you when you got your first turn tables?
I Was 14 Years Old When I First Bought My Technics 1200 Which I Still Have
What separates you from other DJ’s?
The majority of the DJ’s in nyc play to set built in crowed every week and the play list is repetitive. I’m known for mixing up my music on a constant basis. I can rock a party in uptown Manhattan and the Bronx as well as Soho and the Hamptons. Not many DJ’s anywhere can say they are that diverse.
What sounds and artist got you into DJ’s?
Disco Music, Slick Rick & Run Dmc
Who is your favorite Rapper?
What is one of your most memorable experiences as a DJ?
When I Djed For The Latin Music Tour Around Northern Europe ( 8 Cities )
Who is your favorite Mixed Magazine Model?
What’s the hottest song right now?
N***s In Paris By Jay-z & Kanye West
What is your favorite song ever if you had to choose just one?
Pyt By Michael Jackson
Who will win the NBA Championship?
The Miami Heat
How could life for you get any better?
Stay Tuned For Dj Smalls In 2012.
Who is your favorite DJ of all time?
Do you have a schedule where people can catch you do work on the ones and twos?
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