Born and bred in Harlem USA, he has definitely earned the name of 'Diamond In The Rough'. Dontay is consistently referred by his clients and protégés due to his level of professionalism and courteous demeanor.
His long standing career dates back to 1986, where he was the first hip-hop DJ to tour with Chaka Chan. Due to his love for music, he has managed to weather the storm and moved from one era of music right into another without ever missing a beat. Most recently he has teamed up with 'Funk Master Flex', and toured the Custom Car and Bike Show through several states, as well as playing at several NYC clubs. Currently he hosts his own on air DJ mix show on New York’s tri-state area 93.5 WRTN every Thursday morning from 1:00—3:00 am.
We’ll take you thru a time line of his career and achievements listed below:
DJ—Pepsi Beach Tour
Managed 'Downtown Records', one of the most famous retail shops which gave way to other known record shops like 'Fat Beats' in NYC
DJ—Liberty of London
DJ—Sounds in Paris
DJ—First DJ to play Hip-hop in Brazil
Worked with 'Stretch Armstrong'
Recorded 'DJ Give me that funky base' w/ Lydia Rhodes & Junior Vasquez— Song became #3 on the Bill Board Dance chart
DJ—First to play the 'Outlaw Party in France
DJ—Birthday Bash for tennis pro 'Yannich Noah'
Toured with two of France best DJ’s—DJ Nasty & DJ Kut Killer
Recorded 'Work that Pussy' w/ Junior Vasquez
DJ—to debut and play up and coming Rap group Wu Tang Clan’s 'Protect Ya Neck'
Organized beats for 'Track Masters, Rza, Hit Men, Naughty By Nature, Kay Gee, Madonna'
Toured with KRS1, BDP, Mad Lion, Shaggy, Ill and Al Scratch
Appeared in music video 'I’ll Take Her' by Brian McKnight & Ill and Al Scratch
Won 'Gavin Award' for 'Best Club DJ'
Won 'Hits Magazine', 'Best Party DJ Award'
Won 'New Yorker Magazine', 'Best Kept Secret'
Recorded 'Something In The Way You Make Me Feel' w/ Stephanie Mills, Funk Master Flex & Bobby J
Toured with 'Big Pun, Lord Tyrick, & Peter Gunz'
Freelanced as a consultant for the following labels: Loud, Columbia, Epic, Arista, Electra, Dream Works
Worked as a DJ and on-air personality for Underground Radio Station 91.1 FM
First non-athlete to be featured in 'Slam Magazine'
Toured w/ Funk Master Flex Custom Car & Bike Show
First DJ to play for 'Ford Motors' Car show at the 'Javits Center'
DJ for 'Bill and Hillary Clinton' Event
DJ for the 'Last Known Tour' Atlantic Center w/ Pete Rock and DJ Premiere
DJ spot dates for 'Mary J Blige' 2006 Tour
DJ spot dates for 'Pepsi Summer Beach Tour'
Radio Personality and Mix Show DJ on 93.5 FM (WRTN)