Cyfa is defined as "An absolute nothing, circumference of perfection, or in old Latin it means ZERO". But to Freddy Vasquez, "Cyfa" means to come from nothing and achieve greatness. As a child in the quiet border city of Brownsville, TX, he would be found trespassing in his older brother's room maxing out his Ghetto Blaster with Dj Jazzy Jeff, Run DMC, New Order, and Guns & Roses. When he was 15, he was introduced to turntables by a friend and the revolution of the records instantly m...Read more
As a child in the quiet border city of Brownsville, TX, he would be found trespassing in his older brother's room maxing out his Ghetto Blaster with Dj Jazzy Jeff, Run DMC, New Order, and Guns & Roses. When he was 15, he was introduced to turntables by a friend and the revolution of the records instantly mesmerized Cyfa. When he was able to afford turntables himself at age 17, he locked himself in his room for hours on end. Nothing else existed to him.
It was around this time that he was exposed to the electronic dance music genre of Drum & Bass. He began to play as a Drum & Bass Dj at clubs such as Azucars and Zero Zone in Matamoros, MX. His reputation as a Dj began to grow and he was soon playing various events in South Texas. Eleven years later, at the age of 29, he has evolved into "the people's DJ" incorporating a plethora of genres such as House, Dubstep, Breaks, B-More, Hip Hop, Trip hop, and Drum Step into his sets.
Cyfa's presence as an entertainer and his ability as a DJ has lead him to be one of a few DJ's that is consistently booked outside of the Rio Grande Valley. His talents have booked him to play stages alongside tiesto and deadmau5 and at legendary Texas clubs such as The Lizard Lounge in Dallas and the grimy bass bin known as Plush in Austin, TX. He has also performed at large scale music festivals such as Mega Buzz and Nocturnal Festival with acts like Bassnectar and Kid Cudi.
His dedication to his craft and his love for music have enabled Cyfa to become one of the most respected and sought after DJ's in the Rio Grande Valley. His energetic movement, live mash-ups and edits during his sets have set him apart providing the type of performance and atmosphere that no other DJ's in the R.G.V. provide.
In 2010, Cyfa was invited to compete at the yearly DJ battle, Thunderdome, held in McAllen, TX. He placed first taking home the championship. Now, in 2011, he has been invited back to Nocturnal music festival for the second year in a row and has also shared the stage with legendary Dj Tiesto to a massive crowd in south padre island Texas.
(added) just won THUNDERDOME V for the second year in a row being the first and only 2 time thunderdome champion.
Known for his dedication to the original art of DJ'ing, Cyfa has only one thing to say, "Real DJ's rock vinyl."