Category Archives: Musician

Junior theDISCOpunk

Junior theDISCOpunk has been playing in clubs non-stop for over two decades!  Junior got his start DJ-ing out of his love for all genres of music and a vast record collection.  Constantly digging for records and being a scratch nerd gave him the arsenal he needed to learn the craft of DJ-ing. Embracing change Junior was one of the 1st few DJ’s in Southern California to start using Serato DJ in night clubs, but admits the 1st year he still carried a bag of records with hi m.

In the early 2000’s Junior theDISCOpunk helped start legendary remix night ROCK BOXX that showcased their talent of mixing new bands & genres with old-Mashups/Indie Rock/Electro/80s/90s/Hip-Hop/Disco/FunklHouse.

Thru his numerous Mix Cd releases & Dj events he was able to turn people onto new artists/bands/remixers. You can download mixes from www.theDISCOpunk.blogspot.com

He’s held weekly & monthly residencies at such clubs as-Air Conditioned Lounge every Friday for over a decade. Brass Rail 80s/90s night every Monday for over 8 years & still going strong. NEON BEAT the best & the worst of the 80s which has been going on at various clubs for over 15 years & has been a monthly Saturday event for the past 7 years at Bar Pink. Here is a short list of some of the clubs Junior theDISCOpunk has held residencies at-U-31/Sidebar/E-Street Alley/Quality Social/Martini Ranch/1st sStreet Bar/ Whistle Stop Bar/Landlord Jims/Aubergine/Lafayette Hotel Pool/ Henrys Pub/La Puerta/Lincoln Room/Airport Lounge/Don Chido/Viejas Casino. Late 90s & 2000’s playing 91-X Radio Special Events-X-Fest & Frosty The Showman. He has also shared stages with many big name acts. For several years he played an average of 5-6 venues every week! bookingjunior@gmail.com

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Enrique Iglesias

Whenever you think about successful Latin music superstars, one particular name immediately comes to mind: Enrique Iglesias. The son of a successful musician and performer, Iglesias has rocked the English-speaking music business in many ways than one.

Born in Madrid in 1975, Enrique’s childhood was initially spent in Spain.  He along with his brother had been sent to live with their own dad, performer Julio Iglesias, inside Miami around 1983. That could have been the time his desire for popular music begun and also progressed.

Because of the release of his very first lp in 1995, Enrique identified himself as in some ways a bit of a sensation. The album sold over half a million copies inside the initial week alone. This truly is an extraordinary feat, not only for an unknown artist but particularly for a non-English language recording.

His following cds went on to fare a lot better than any person, even Enrique, anticipated. He also established a devoted group of fans, the majority of whom did not even have an understanding of his Spanish vocals. A number of his tracks have made an appearance in tv shows as well as in movies.

Throughout 1999, Enrique crossed over in the English-language music market place in reference to his fourth lp, Enrique. There have been quite a few noteworthy Latin performers within the English language charts during those times, so Enrique’s breakthrough as a crossover musician gained him a great number of brand new followers. Since his first English language release, Enrique has created albums both in Spanish as well as English.

Since his growth to popularity, this down to earth super star has appeared to live a golden life. His cds have all recently been well accepted, making him one of the very few Latin American crossover musicians to relish long standing success. He has performed an additional challenging crossover through acting in a number of tiny roles, which includes one particular with Antonio Banderas in the motion picture Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

Enrique Iglesias is just about the greatest promoting Spanish language pop star on the planet. He has accomplished a record busting 16 number 1 tracks on the Billboard Latin chart. His own albums have sold more than 55 million copies. His popularity stretches all across the world, also in locations where the main language is neither English or Spanish.

Not too long ago, Enrique performed throughout the United States for that MTV Video Music Awards special. He picked up over the crowd by performing his latest songs from the new album titled Euphoria. The audience at MTV was totally in love with him. Immediately after his performance, he was awarded a spot on Britney Spear’s tour.  But a lack of communication made him pull out of the summer concert.

Enrique leads what could possibly, inside the music business, be described as a private life. He’s got a long term sweetheart, European tennis star Anna Kournikova, and he suffers from hardly any unfavourable publicity. When he was falsely accused by Howard Stern of lip synching, he instantaneously performed live on Stern’s radio program in order to clear his name. He keeps a wonderful natured and favourable public image regardless of having been in the spotlight for more than a decade.

It’s difficult to visualize this super star feeling that he should make improvements to his craft, nevertheless he has already been offered as proclaiming that he is always determined to produce better music. He is definitely a motivated and driven musician who is going to carry on and seize hearts and minds everywhere across the planet as his star power carries on growing.

DJ Q-Bert

DJ Q-Bert
Richard Quitevis, widely known by his stage name DJ Q-Bert, was born in the late 1960’s and raised in San Francisco, California. Graduating from Balboa High School in 1987, he already had a few years of experience in playing with records. A Filipino-American Turntablist and composer, he is referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of the turntables. Influenced by the street performers of his local community, he gained his knowledge and confidence in knowing how to be a successful composer and turntablist. DJ Q-Bert is an innovator, creating the first musical annotation system for scratching battling, and composing on vinyl.
DJ Q-Bert began his impressive musical career in 1990, when he was part of FM20, a group with Mix Master and DJ Apollo. A few years later, in 1992, DJ Q-Bert had not only joined the Rock Steady Crew, but gained the Disco Mix Club World DJ Championships World Title. Through his initial success and passion for music, he was one of the founding members of the band Invisibl Skratch Piklz.
Throughout DJ Q-Berts years of experience and success, he was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the America’s Best DJ in 2010, The DMC USA Champion Solo award in 1991, DMC Judge 2012, DMC DJ Hall of Fame and the DMC World Champion with Mixmaster Mike in 1992 through 1994. DJ Q-Bert also appeared in various international media segments, including the documentary film Modulations and Scratch taking place at the Sundance Festival in Utah, the animated movie Wave Twisters, and Hang the DJ, by Marco and Maura La Villa at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
DJ Q-Bert will continue to be an influence for many musicians through his creative and unique turntable techniques and his talented musical styles, and will always be known for his contribution to the art of being a DJ and a turntablist.