DJs

Check out some of these really great DJs of the past and present. Want to add yourself or your favorite DJ to this page? Just let us know!

  • Al Colosi (DJ/Remixer – Kiss 108)
    Al remixed many songs from the mid 80s into the 90s while working at Kiss, some of which included: Alisha – Too Turned On, Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round and Duran Duran – Notorious. His style was somewhat comparable to the Latin Rascals (as he used a reel to reel to make them).
    Fortunately, I had the opportunity to meet Al while working at Kiss as an intern around 87/88. It was fun to watch and learn first handedly from one of the best remixers in the Boston area around that time.
    Sad to say, his studio quality, incredibly professional remixes never made it to a compilation/major label. However, I was lucky enough to grab about 15 of his remixes right from the masters.
  • Armando Rivera (102.7 WBMX/107.5 WGCI/102.7 WVAZ)
  • Bad Boy Bill (102.7 WBMX)
  • Benson Wayne (102.7 WBMX)
  • Carlos Valderrama (107.5 WGCI)
  • Cosmo Wyatt
  • Darren T/Hi-Fi Rick/Wayne C (95.3 WHRB – Liquid Sounds Productions)
    All the great dance music that never made it to the commercial radio stations in Boston in the mid to late 80s could be found here. On the weekends, Harvard University’s radio station was the one to listen to. Not only did Darren T, Hi-Fi Rick & Wayne C play the underground dance music that you could only hear at the clubs, but they mixed it incredibly as well. One of the best dance music mix shows at the time.
  • Dave Iseman (Kiss 108)
  • Dennis Scott (102.7 WBMX)
  • Disco Mike Brooks (Power 99)
  • DJ Adilson (Progressive/Vocal House DJ)
    -Roxy (Boston)
    -Tantra (Saugus)
    -Matrix (Boston)
    -Tabu (Saugus)
    -Avalon (Boston)
  • DJ Aris Antoniou
    “Arty” as we called him. He could mix as good as anyone else around. He eventually became an airline pilot.
  • DJ Big Easy
  • DJ Biggie (Mike Cayer) (House/Hip Hop DJ)
    -3rd Floor At The Gas Light Co. (Portsmouth, NH)
    -Club 313 (Manchester, NH)
    -Plum Crazy (Rochester, NH)
  • DJ Bob – Bangin’ Out Beats (Bob Caccamesi) (House/Hip Hop DJ)
    -Club 313 (Manchester, NH)
    -Amber Room (Nashua, NH)
    -Hong Kong (Cambridge)
    -Wally & Bernies (WB’s) (Manchester, NH)
  • DJ Bobby Gallagher (House/Hip Hop DJ)
    -Vetro/SkyBar (Manchester, NH)
    -Wally & Bernies (WB’s) (Manchester, NH)
  • DJ Bruno (Biscuithead Records)
  • DJ Captain Wendell (Wendell Edmonds) (Disco/Funk/R&B/Hip Hop DJ)
    -Palace (Saugus)
  • DJ Charles Mercer
  • DJ Chris Paul (Progressive/Vocal House DJ)
    -Element Lounge (Manchester, NH)
    -Dover Soul (Dover, NH)
    -The Red Door (Portsmouth, NH)
  • DJ Chris Profenna (Mobile/Club DJ)
    -Vertigo (Boston)
    -Vision (Saugus)
    -Europa (Boston)
    -Metropolis (Providence, RI)
    -Club Q (Boston)
    -Hurricane O’Reilly’s (Boston)
    -Rain (Malden)
    -Gypsy Bar (Boston)
    -Guilt (Boston)
    -Umbria (Boston)
    -West End Johnnies (Boston)
  • DJ Chris Willis (Mobile/Club DJ)
    -Radio Disney
    -Town Line (Malden)
    -Desmond O’Malley’s (Framingham)
    -Sammy’s Patio (Revere)
    -Golden Banana (Peabody)
  • DJ Chuck Chillout (98.7 Kiss FM)
  • DJ Cliff West
  • DJ Damian Paul
  • DJ Danae Jacovidis
  • DJ Danny D (Dan Dellatto)
  • DJ Dave Connelly (Mobile/Club DJ)
  • -Roadhouse (Peabody)
  • DJ Dave Natola (Mobile/Club DJ)
  • DJ David Guetta
  • DJ Deja (Denise LaCarubba)
  • DJ Dez (Freestyle DJ)
  • DJ Eddy K (Edward Kasarjian)
  • DJ Eddie Reevz
  • DJ Felix Cutillo
    Started Boston Beat record store in East Boston in the early 90s. Spun at Rachel’s at the Marriott in Boston.
  • DJ Gary Cannavo
    Working at Narcissus in the Kenmore Club during the 80s, Gary was considered by many as the “Freestyle DJ” in the Boston area. If you went to Narcissus at the time, you probably remember the DJ booth high up above the dancefloor with its little ladder and “on the air” sign. At the time, this was the most popular nightclub in the city.
    In 1989, He (along with Neil Petricone) started Masspool DJ Association (record pool). It was located downstairs from Dance Music Plus (record store) on Meridian Street in East Boston before moving upstairs to the second floor. Years later, Gary moved it to Revere Beach Parkway in Revere. Today, it finds its home in Saugus.
    Gary has also done numerous mix shows over the years for such stations as Kix 106 (Woonsocket/Providence RI), 94.5 WZOU & Kiss 108.
  • DJ Graeme Ritchie
  • DJ Gregg Beckett
  • DJ Jason Tivey (House/Hip Hop/R&B/Reggae DJ)
    -Vision (Saugus)
  • DJ Jeremy Rossi (Mobile/Club DJ)
  • DJ Jim Thomas (Mobile/Club DJ)
    Jim came to Boston from Chicago and spun at Shakers in Salem and Stars on Rt. 1 in Peabody while living here. He started his own Mobile DJ business and moved back to Chicago.
  • DJ Joe Toto
    Considered by many as one of the “best in the business”, Joe is a pioneer of the Mobile DJ circuit.
  • DJ Joey Testa
  • DJ John Lopriore
  • DJ Johnny C
  • DJ Jojo Cookin’ Kincaid (Kiss 108 DJ in the 80s)
  • DJ Josh Spitaleri
  • DJ Julio C Sanabia
  • DJ Justin Testa
  • DJ Kevin Jones (88.1 WMBR)
  • DJ Kevin Quinn
  • DJ KGB (Jive 106/Diamond 2 Crew)
  • DJ Lenny C (Lenny Cordisco)
  • DJ Lou Pereira
  • DJ Luigi DeMarco
  • DJ Macguyver
  • DJ Math (Boston Hip Hop/R&B DJ)
  • DJ Matty O (Matty Olsen) (Freestyle DJ at Narcissus in the late 80s/early 90s)
  • DJ Mike D’Amico (Top 40/Disco/Dance DJ)
    -Polly Esta’s (South Boston)
  • DJ Mike Janedy (Top 40/Disco/Dance DJ)
    -Charlie Horse/Shenanigans
  • DJ Ninja B (Mix show DJ/95.3 WHRB)
  • DJ Obsession
  • DJ Paul Dailey
  • DJ Peter Accolla (Mobile/Club DJ)
    -Deco’s (Somerville)
  • DJ Peter Chille D (Peter DiPaolo) (Top 40/Disco/Dance DJ)
    -The Club (Boston)
    -Tabu (Saugus)
  • DJ Peter Diozzi (Mobile DJ)
  • DJ Peter Schaeublin
  • DJ Peter Souhleris (Mobile/Club DJ)
    -Avalon (Boston)
    -Vertigo (Boston)
    -Vision/XLR8 (Saugus)
  • DJ Phatty Shadow
  • DJ Phil Cohen
  • DJ Rich Montgomery
  • DJ Rick Naples (Progressive/Vocal House DJ)
  • DJ Rip Hernandez
  • DJ Roberto (NH)
  • DJ Ronnie DeAlmeida
  • DJ Rosco (Ross Cigna)
  • DJ Smitty (Jon Smith) (Mobile/Club DJ)
    -Brothers 4 (Nashua, NH)
    -Fasads (Revere)
    -Pazzaluna (Saugus)
    -Jukebox/Matrix (Taunton)
    -ZaZa (Saugus)
  • DJ Steve Anderson (Top 40/Disco/Dance DJ)
    -Tabu (Saugus)
    -Vetro (Manchester, NH)
    -Lavo (Saugus)
  • DJ Steve Sossong
    Director of Groove Promotions in Cambridge.
  • DJ Steve Spinelli (Mobile/Club DJ)
    -3rd Floor At The Gas Light Co. (Portsmouth, NH)
    -Amber Room (Nashua, NH)
    -Anacaona Nightclub (Providence, RI)
    -Ascari At F1 Boston (Braintree)
    -Brahmins/Night Games (Somerville)
    -Brothers 4 (Nashua, NH)
    -Cafe Portofino (Lynn)
    -Capone’s (Peabody)
    -Caravan (Revere)
    -Cask’n Flagon/Olivers Nightclub (Boston)
    -Charlie Horse/Shenanigan’s (Lynn)
    -Cheeks (Waltham)
    -City Lights (Providence, RI)
    -Club Oddyssy (Lowell)
    -Club Q (Boston)
    -Deco’s (Somerville)
    -Desmond O’Malley’s (Framingham)
    -Diamonds (Lynn)
    -Dino’s (Revere)
    -Emerald Rose Pub (Lynn)
    -Fibber McGee’s (Beverly)
    -Finn McCool’s (Boston)
    -Focaccia (Wilmington)
    -Golden Temple (Brookline)
    -Guido’s Cafe (Cambridge)
    -Heritage (Lowell)
    -Jukebox/Matrix (Boston/Taunton)
    -Juliet’s (Woburn)
    -Jurys (Lynn)
    -Kenmore Club (Narcissus/Celebration/Lipstick) (Boston)
    -L&M Grand (GRAND Nightclub & Lounge) (Manchester, NH)
    -Lakay Island Restaurant (Salem)
    -Lavo/ZaZa (Saugus)
    -Maxwell Jumps (Boston)
    -Michael’s Seaside Beach Club (Revere)
    -Milly’s Tavern/Bo’s Riverside (Manchester, NH)
    -Mill Hill Club (West Yarmouth)
    -Misty’s/Apogee (Revere)
    -New World/Club Kahlua/Club International (Lynn)
    -NiteShoes (Saugus)
    -O’Brien’s (Saugus)
    -Odyssey (Lowell)
    -O’Neill’s (Salem)
    -Packing House (Lyndonville, VT)
    -Palace (Rascals/Uptown/China Club) (Saugus)
    -Pazzaluna (XLR8)/Vision/Tabu (Saugus)
    -Players Bar & Grille (Seabrook, NH)
    -Rain (Malden)
    -Roadhouse (Peabody)
    -Sahara (Methuen)
    -Shakers (Salem)
    -Shamrock (Malden)
    -Shenanigans (White River Junction, VT)
    -Skybox Dance Club (Marlborough)
    -Something Irresistible (Lynn)
    -Splash Liquid Lounge (Salisbury)
    -Sports Connection (Lynn)
    -Stephanie’s (Somerville)
    -Stocks & Bonds II/Destinations (Boston)
    -Strega (Salem)
    -Sylvan Street Grille (Peabody)
    -Wally & Bernies (WB’s) (Manchester, NH)
    -Waterclub (Quincy)
    -Zeke’s (Everett)
  • DJ Timmy D (House/Hip Hop/R&B/Reggae DJ)
    -Palace (Saugus)
    -Sugar Shack (Boston)
  • DJ Todd Griffin (Pharoah)
    Todd has been a professional DJ for over 20 years. He started spinning hip hop in 1983 at the now defunct Bermuda Triangle in Boston at the age of 13 (the youngest resident DJ in Boston at that time).
    In 1991, he experienced his first rave party in Montreal and decided to add techno to his repertoire. Within 2 years his name was synonymous with New England’s rave scene. He toured with Juneau Reactor and Moby and played with everyone from Sasha to Deep Dish.
    Never giving up his hip hop roots, Todd became the #1 battle DJ in New Hampshire through a series of competitions sponsored by Gemini and Daddy’s Junky Music. He has also been responsible for opening more than 10 highly successful clubs in the Boston area – Zoom, Flow, Tantra, Rezoom & Sphere – to name a few. Todd also was the resident DJ for such clubs as Axis and Boom (the longest running all night venue in New England history).
    After the rave scene died out, he was looking for something new when he received a call from one of the members of This Side Up in the summer of 2003. Through the collective imagination of everyone in the band, Todd has become (and still is) an integral part of This Side Up’s sound and style.
    DJ Tony D (Tony Davis) (Mobile/Club DJ)
    -Bleachers (Salem)
    -Old Timers Tavern (Gloucester)
  • DJ Tony Signorino
  • DJ Vinnie Brand (Disco/Dance/Freestyle DJ)
    -Street Lights (South Boston)
    -Triple O’s Lounge (South Boston)
    -The Edge (inside The Channel nightclub) (South Boston)
    -Harbour Club (South Boston)
    -Nicely Nicely’s (Faneuil Hall – Boston)
    -Rachel’s (Marriott – Boston)
    -Kenmore Club (Narcissus/Celebration) (Boston)
    -Pat Flanagan’s (Quincy)
  • Evan Luck (107.5 WGCI)
  • Farley “Jackmaster” Funk
  • Frankie “Hollywood” Rodriguez
  • Hosh Gureli (88.9 WERS)
    One of the best DJs in the early 80s here in Boston. Known as the “Mastermix” on 88.9 WERS, he was far ahead of his time with mixing/remixing/editing and everything else in between.
    His style of mixing wasn’t just “mixing one song into another” like most would do. Instead, he would have 3 or 4 songs going at once, throw some edits in and then go into another 3 or 4 songs (keep in mind, this is back in 82/83). Fortunately, I have many tapes of his mix shows that I recorded back then.
    Interestingly enough (during the late 80s), I was in a “Battle Of The DJs” contest with Hosh at Faces nightclub in Cambridge and couldn’t believe I was going up against him (which he won, of course).
    There are countless people in the Boston area that can thank Hosh for being an such an inspiration to them – myself included!
  • Jerry Warren (Sound Factory/Dance Music Plus – East Boston)
    Not a DJ, but worth mentioning here. Jerry was probably known to every DJ within a 100 mile radius of Boston. Not that Everett Music in Everett or Ted Cole’s in Salem weren’t popular, but Dance Music Plus catered to mostly club DJs and music lovers alike.
    From the early 80s until around 1993, this was the place to go for Imports, Remixes, Bootlegs, White labels and Dance/House/Freestyle Music. When the store closed its doors, other Boston area records stores such as Boston Beat in East Boston and Vinyl Connection in Boston became much more popular.
    Jerry did re-open Dance Music Plus once again in the mid 90s in two different locations in Revere (Broadway & Shirley Ave), but a short time later closed it down for good.
  • Jerry Young (98.7 Kiss FM)
  • Jide Max (104.9 WRBB – Mix show DJ/Remixer)
  • Troy Anthony (104.9 WRBB – Mix show DJ/Remixer)
  • Wallace T (Wallace Terry) (104.9 WRBB – Mobile DJ/Mix show DJ/Remixer)
    Worked at Looney Tunes in Boston.
  • Julian “Jumpin” Perez
  • Kenny “Jammin” Jason
  • Lady B (Power 99)
  • Lawrence Levan (Larry Levan)
  • Maurice Brown (105.3 WDAS)
  • Mickey “Mixin” Oliver
  • Mike “Hitman” Wilson
  • Mixin’ Marc (B96)
  • Neil Petricone (Mix show DJ)
    Started up X-Mix (remix service) in the early 90s.
  • Philip David March (88.9 WERS)
  • Ralphi “The Razz” Rosario
  • Raul Rocdahouse
  • Scott “Smokin” Silz
  • Steve “Silk” Hurley
  • Steve Gousby (88.9 WERS)
  • Steve Picardi (DJ/Remixer – Razormix)
    Specializes in remixing, editing & scratching.
  • DJ Littles (Eric Palmariello)
  • DJ Patch
  • DJ TimDawg
  • DJ Ken Dionne
  • DJ Erik Gordon
  • DJ Bobby Dutton
  • DJ Chuck Uglietta
  • DJ Shawn Sanga (DJ Fury)
    -Fibber McGee’s (Beverly)
    -Buskers Lounge (Boston)
  • DJ Ryan Hitchings
  • DJ Russ Havrylik
  • DJ Joshua Field (J Boogz)
  • DJ Greg Schneider
    -Waterclub (Quincy)
  • DJ Rafael (G-Rald) De Leon
  • DJ Robinson (Polo) Avendano
  • DJ Ron Ferrell
  • DJ I.V. (Ernie Frongillo)
  • DJ Ken Drew
  • DJ Charlie K (Charlie Koehler)
    -Amber Room (Nashua, NH)
    -Bahama Beach Club (Nashua, NH)
  • DJ K-Low
  • DJ Mark Anthony
  • DJ Scott Sica
  • DJ Mark Venuti
  • DJ Greg Gates Plowman
  • DJ Dom Armano
  • DJ Danny Kaye
  • DJ Murph
  • DJ Tony Puccio
  • DJ Matty D
  • DJ Luis G
  • DJ Chubby Chub (Willie Sanchez) (Hot 97)
  • DJ Moe D (Hot 97)
  • DJ Brian Roche
    -Waterclub (Quincy)
  • DJ Kastaway (Kristen Hope)
  • DJ John Sorabella
  • DJ Dex Williams
  • DJ Stephen Catallo
  • DJ Tusi (Jimmy Certusi)
  • -Golden Banana (Peabody)
  • DJ Richie Amico
  • DJ Draztik (Anthony Damplo)
  • DJ Ron Carpenito
  • DJ Mike Navarro
  • DJ Massi Coe
  • DJ Jeff Schiffman
  • DJ Rob Mammola (Top 40/Dance DJ)
    -NiteShoes (Saugus)
  • DJ John Debo
  • DJ Chris Chappell
  • DJ Eric G (Eric Gomez)
  • DJ Stevie B (Steve Beliveau)
  • DJ Jason Taft
  • DJ Ricky Rolle
  • DJ Carlos C
  • DJ Chris Puopolo
  • DJ Joe Bermudez
  • Joe Jazz (Joe Angrisano)
    -Vincent’s Nightclub (Randolph)
    -Golden Temple (Brookline)
    -ZaZa (Saugus)
  • DJ Mark Cappadona
  • DJ Chris Roxx
  • DJ Dave Furiga
  • DJ Pat Tecce
  • DJ Supreme One (Serge Gamesbourg)
  • DJ Kon (Kon Fucious)
  • DJ Shaun Anderson
  • DJ Jonny P (Jon Poulin)
  • DJ Hammy (Rob Hamilton)
  • DJ Johnny K (John Kelly)
  • DJ Reggie Beas (Reggie Beasley)
  • DJ Joshua Carl
  • DJ Ricky (Rick Poccio) (Star 93.7)
  • DJ Danny Martignetti

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