My name is Ulises, simply known as "Dj Ulises" raised in Los Angeles California. I began my quest as an amateur dj around the age of 14 back in the mid 80s. Break dancing was my thing right into high school until it began to fade out, then new wave and disco music came in so I really didn't have a clue what to make of life then. Until my oldest brother decided he wanted to become a dj, he saved all his money with a friend and they bought some second hand equipment. When they would practice, I...Read more
Dj Ulises's Bio
As I grew up through the 80's, I would hear about all the excitement going on at the clubs over different radio stations across southern California such as "KDAY" and "Power 106", but I couldn't go anywhere because I was still under age. I started dj'ing with my brother at all his gigs mostly at house parties getting to know many genres and styles for mixing, I also spent time listening to djs like KDAY's "Tony G" and Power 106 djs "Boris & Chris" in the 80's and "Humpty Vission" in the 90's. When I was old enough, I frequented a few 18 & over clubs and when I saw the energy these djs would produce, I knew that's what I wanted to do someday. The day came when I finally turned 21, and at the advice of my brother, we went to check out this 21 & over nightclub in Puente Hills at the time called "Fantasia". We had the pleasure of meeting these two djs, one named "Dj Frank Del Rio" (RIP) and "Dj Kris Tropicana" who were promoting the club at that time. These guys were so nice to allow me, this amateur kid who knew nothing about clubs, to spin a few times at this club, picking up good do's and don'ts from them. I later was introduced to another legend dj "Joe Lewis" who then took me to spin at this club called "Michaels" in City of Commerce where I spinned KROQ music along side Kris Tropicana and Joe Lewis. Thanks to those three legendary djs: Frank del Rio, Kris Tropicana, Joe Lewis and the positive peers around me, my cousin Tommy, last but not least my bro Mando who if it wasn't for his idea of becoming a dj, my life would have been very boring. Thanks to these guys I developed my skills as a professional dj.
My journey takes off around 1994 when a friend of mine Jez sets up an audition for me at this Spanish Rock club in Downey called Nuzzio's at the time promoted by legendary Spanish Rock promoters " 5 Mosketeros ". I eventually got hired spinning latin house and KROQ music on vinyl, but within a short time I had to switch to cds and began playing the Spanish Rock genre up into the late 90s at various venues and concerts in Los Angeles and Orange County. My experience also allowed me to dj for a Latin Rap group early on in my career, appearing on a national tv spanish Univision talent contest, also the Spanish Rock genre gave me status on FM spanish radio mix shows in the mid 90's such as " Ritmo 98.3 " and " Super Estrella 97.5 " in Los Angeles. But my roots are in oldshool music for sure!
Being a dj allowed me to live the dreams I used to have as a young kid and beyond. Once a dj always a dj, no matter how your life changes it's hard to leave it. Currently you can catch me spinning on the weekends starting at 12 pm pacific US west coast time Friday - Sunday at an online radio show called www.radiotoxiko.com. This station was created by " el diablito " formerly from FM Radio Super Estrella, so it's an Alternative Rock spanish format on the weekdays, and on the weekends we get down with 4 djs spinning the hottest music from around the globe from electro to Spanish Rock and everything in between, hopefully you can join us!Thank you and God bless you for taking your time to read these lines that define my life as the kid who became a dj by accident lol. Motivation and inspiration is what keeps djs alive so don't forget to leave a comment on the mixes you like or dislike, I appreciate all feedback thank you!