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Bay Area Salsa DJs

The Bay Area is home to many talented salsa DJs who keep dancers moving every night to their beats. Click on the profiles below to learn more about the DJs and where they play at.


DJ 360 Name: Angel Rivers
Location: San Jose
Bio:

DJ-360 (aka Angel Rivers) is a SF Bay Area DJ and salsa dancer. DJ 360 first started DJing over 10 years ago, but after taking a long hiatus he blasted back onto the scene in 2009. Today he can be found DJing at salsa events all over the Bay Area including El Valenciano and Cafe Cocomo. Dj-360 is the only DJ…

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DJ BoriQua Name: Orlando Felix
Location: San Jose
Bio:

Hailing from Carolina, Puerto Rico, Orlando “DJ BoriQua” Felix’s song selection is a direct influence from the sounds surrounding him while growing up in his native island.
He began DJing in 1999 inside the U.S. Air Force Base in Saudi Arabia for the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Program.
He made his name in the San Francisco Bay Area and became one of…

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DJ DannyG Name:
Location: San Jose
Bio:

DJ DannyG (aka Danny Gutierrez) is a local DJ based out of the SF Bay Area. Danny has been DJing since 1984 in different clubs throughout the Bay Area, and his goal is to reach as many dancers as possible with his music. DJ DannyG plays Latin music of different styles including salsa, bachata, merrengue, chachacha, and Latin beats. DJ…

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DJ El Guapo Name: Jeison Aguilar
Location: San Francisco
Bio:

DJ El Guapo (aka Jeison Aguilar) is a salsa DJ from San Francisco who has been involved in the Latin dance scene for over 20 years. He has DJed at major events such as the San Francisco International Bachata Festival, Reno Bachata Festival, and the San Francisco Salsa Congress. He also DJs regularly at events such as Bachata…

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DJ EldelaClave Name: Felipe Martinez
Location: Oakland
Bio:

Dj El de la Clave (AKA Felipe Martinez) was born in Colombia, and moved to the US in 1998. He started dancing in 1999 and was part of the original SalsaMania team until 2001. He danced with Mambo Romero from 2001/2008 performing at many events and salsa congresses around the US and Puerto Rico.
Felipe began his career as a DJ…

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DJ ELDJX Name: Carlos Xiloj
Location: Oakland
Bio:

Carlos AKA ELDJX, started off dancing with a few Bay Area dance companies some time ago, and that is where his Djing career began. His insight into the dancer’s mindset has seen him DJing at Shattuck Downlow Lounge Berkeley, Impala Lounge SF, and Conga Tuesday SF. All he wants to do is make you dance, sweat and have a fantastic…

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DJ Enrique Name: Enrique Franc
Location: San Jose
Bio:

DJ Enrique (aka Enrique Frac) is a local salsa DJ native to the South Bay Area. He is a regular DJ at popular South Bay salsa events such as Hot Salsa Friday, and he is often a guest DJ at special events, such as Susan’s Dance Studio’s Salsa Halloween Party.

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DJ Fab Fred Name: Fred Flores
Location: San Francisco
Bio:

DJ Fab Fred (AKA Fred Flores) has been a Bay Area DJ for many years, and in that time has come to be popular with the dancer crowd for playing classic mambo and salsa dura. That recognition has given him the opportunity to be a featured DJ at many of the major salsa festivals in the area.
Fred is also prized…

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DJ Hong Name: Hong Kwon
Location: San Francisco
Bio:

DJ Hong (AKA Hong Kwon) has been involved in the Bay Area salsa community for many years. In that time he has co-directed the Latin Symbolics, and has also performed a number of solo pieces at the San Francisco Salsa International Salsa Congress, Hawaii Salsa Festival and others.
Hong is well known as a DJ for catering to the dancer crowd…

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DJ J.Bear Name: Juan Solis
Location: Sacramento
Bio:

DJ J.Bear, aka Juan Solis, is DJ from Sacramento specializing in bachata and kizomba mixes, as well as salsa merengue, cha cha, and other styles.
DJ J.Bear is a musician, dancer, and photographer, and is heavily involved in the salsa and banchata scene. Raised in Bolivia, Juan has training in classical acoustic guitar, xylophone, and several native percussion instruments. DJ. J.Bear…

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DJ JazzyJez Name: Jesse Giovanni
Location: San Jose
Bio:

DJ JazzyJez (AKA Jesse Giovanni) is an event promoter, coordinator, graphic designer, and DJ in the SF Bay Area. He has been featured at the Salt Lake City Salsa Congress,  SF Bachata Congess, SF International Salsa Congress and many others. He has also DJ’d for many touring musicians including Luis Enrique and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
Jesse’s musical style is Salsa…

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DJ Mundo Name: Edmundo Martinez
Location: Santa Cruz
Bio:

DJ Mundo has been a popular salsa DJ for over 8 years, playing at events in the entire Bay Area. He’s known for an energetic mix of salsa, bachata, and merrengue, as well as hard salsa (salsa dura) and mambo for dancers and can be found DJing every Wednesday at the Agenda Lounge in San Jose and Thursdays at the Blue…

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DJ Picasso Name: Paul Camacho
Location: Santa Cruz
Bio:

DJ Picasso (aka Paul Camacho) is a local salsa DJ based out of Santa Cruz. DJ Picasso first got into DJing by accident, when he was invited to spin some tunes at the Vets Hall in Santa Cruz. He now DJs at salsa events all over the Monterey Bay area including Rosie McCanns and Salsa By The Sea.

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DJ Santos Lopez Name: Santos Lopez
Location: San Jose
Bio:

Santos Lopez is an avid “Salsero” (Salsa dancer) who has maintained a passion for Salsa dancing since he was first introduced to Salsa in the early 1990s. Santos began DJ’ing at the age of 15 and has maintained the art ever since. Santos’ interest in music and entertainment was prompted by his father’s influence, who is a retired radio announcer…

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DJ Smooth Name: Jimmy Bui
Location: San Jose
Bio:

DJ Smooth, aka “JSmooth”, is a salsa instructor and DJ from the South Bay who DJs at events across the Bay Area including ShBoom Night Club and Teklia Rock. With over 10 years of teaching salsa and bachata, DJ Smooth has acquired a large collection of rare salsa and bachata songs, which he shares at his events.

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DJ Super Chino Name: Jairo Aguilar
Location: San Francisco
Bio:

DJ Super Chino (AKA Jairo Aguilar) hails from Nicaragua and has been a DJ in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2001. Formerly a competitive dancer, DJ Super Chino has an intimate understanding of the music and history of salsa and bachata.
He is well known for his extensive collection of rare and hard-to-find tracks, and has been a featured DJ…

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DJ TONYO Name: Tony Orelalna
Location: San Francisco
Bio:

DJ Tony O aka Tony Orelalna has been a DJ in the Bay Area for over 25 Years. His breakthrough to the Latin club scene came in 1992, DJing for an event with great artists such as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Oscar De Leon, Grupo Niche and Orquesta De La Luz.
Tony O has DJ’d in many of the great clubs…

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DJ Willi Name: Wilfredo Prudencio
Location: Monterey
Bio:

DJ Willi is a U.S. Navy Veteran, DJ, Dance Instructor, Artist, Event Designer, Graphic Designer, Soccer Player, Tri-Athlete. He has taught dancing for the past 10 years, but has focused on Salsa and Bachata for the past 6 years. DJ Willi has DJ’d since high school and carried it over into the military life, and later made it a…

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DJ Willie Name: Willie Martinez
Location: Redwood City
Bio:

DJ Willie originally from El Salvador started his journey as a DJ in 2006. He amuses his crowd by his music diversity bringing a tremendous high level energy to the dance floor. DJ Willie has been a guest Dj at various venues around the bay such as El Valenciano, Agenda Lounge, Descarga Tuesday, Salsa by the Sea, El Vacilon, and…

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