ed santiago ● South Florida DJ Booking

dj ed santiago


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Background

Ed Santiago was introduced to electronic music and DJ'ing by his older brother at around the time he was 14. His brother was a Drum & Bass / Jungle DJ in Rochester in the early 2000's and would frequently watch and listen to him practice on vinyl. Early influences were popular electronic producers of the time such as The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Roni Size, LTJ Bukem, and many more.

Fast forward to 2007, Ed had then left active duty in the USAF and was beginning full time college at Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY). During that time, he began to dabble in Ableton Live 'digital performance' at local parties, and networking with promoters, DJ's and venue managers and soon after secured a twice a week residency at ONE Nightclub beginning New Year's Eve 2009. From that point, Ed and his colleagues began to run what was called 'Insomnia Thursday', a college-focused house and electronic music focused night. Ed's residency expanded to Saturday's upon the opening of the new state of the art 2nd floor and rooftop of ONE serving well over 1,000 patrons per night.

After setting aside DJ'ing for work to pursue a successful career in Social Media Marketing and Advertising, Ed has kept in touch with many DJ friends which have gone on to reside in all parts of the world, visiting and playing guest slots, most recently at City Lights Rooftop in Charlotte, NC.

At this time, Ed is now a remote-worker based in Fort Lauderdale and looking to re-enter the DJ and music production scene in South Florida.

Ed's stylistic influences are the sounds of Chus & Ceballos (Stereo Productions), Oscar G (Made in Miami, MURK), and other drum-heavy, latin-infused tech-house sounds (sample mix on Mixcloud). Stay tuned.


Experience Highlights

  • Resident DJ (Thursday's and Saturday's) at ONE Nightclub (Rochester, NY) from late 2008 - 2010
  • Periodic support for Rochester HOME at (Tapas 177, Rochester) from 2008 - 2010
  • One guest slot at Vodka Club, Ibiza (now closed) in July 2010
  • Closing set for Eddie Halliwell in Buffalo, NY's one-time UNITE Festival (June 2010)
  • Organized a private event at Bar 13 in Manhattan, NYC (Feb 2015).
  • Various other one-off gigs in Buffalo, Rochester, Toronto, Charlotte


Availability

  • Available for gigs in the Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas.
  • Available for hotels, pool-side or beach-side, nightclub, or private events.
  • Classy/mature/upscale nightlife venues only. Not available for 18+ venues, 'College Nights', or Weddings.

Style

  • Please visit my Podcast page to sample my live DJ mixes.
  • Daytime: Deep-House, Tech-House, Techno. Everything infused with a 'Tropical' or Latin/Spanish sounds. Expect lots of drums, percussion, and other organic sounds.
  • I do not play Open Format, Top 40, or Rap/Hip-Hop.

Rates

  • Discuss in person.
  • Payment accepted in the form of cash or electronic payment via Facebook Cash, Square, Venmo, or Bitcoin.
  • Payment in drink tickets or bar credit alone will not be accepted.

Equipment

  • Speakers or connection into house sound system must be provided by venue.
  • Personal DJ equipment may be brought to venue if unavailable (Pioneer XDJ-R1 with lines in/out).