DJ C-LO BIOGRAPHY
DJ C-Lo knew something special was about to blossom while playing at his first party almost a decade ago at a place many of us won't be able locate on a map - Herring Cole Chapel in Canton, N.Y., while in college. And the rest is history. WHY NOT?
The son of parents who emigrated from Ecuador to the United States for that “American Dream,” DJ C-Lo was a defensive lineman under Coach Lou Sabin (who coached NFL Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson) at Canton University. Inspired by DJ Red Alert, DJ Kid Capri and Grandmaster Flash (and devastated at the unfortunate death of a close personal friend, DJ Carl Blaze), DJ C-Lo has gone on to sack the turntable business with the same heart and determination he had while out on the grid iron, just mixing it up to the crowds delight.
Those small college parties led to other bigger and brighter opportunities when he headed back to “The Big Apple” after college. His first date was at the now defunct Club Float near Times Square would eventually provide growth to his credibility in the music business, thus countless events followed. In June of 2006, DJ C-Lo becoming a member of the world famous DJ crew, The Heavy Hitters, lead by the legendary DJ Enuff (Notorious B.I.G.'s DJ). C-Lo has paved his way into becoming one of the most sought after DJs not only in the New York Tri-State area, but also throughout the United States and the countries abroad. He's wowed crowds in Canada, Norway, Australia, Japan, China, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
DJ C-Lo had played at exclusive events for 50 Cent, Cee Lo of Gnarls Barkley, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo just to name a few. He's had the honor of playing at events hosted by Nike, Adidas, Best Buy, X96.3FM (WXNY-NY), Hot 97 FM (WQHT-NY), the Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum and Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Sports franchises like the New York Jets, New York Giants and New York Knicks have called upon DJ C-Lo to provide entertainment at recent events. C-Lo has also played during pre-game and halftime sessions during St. Francis University's (N.Y.) Division I men's basketball games. Throughout the years he's also played for at the annual “Stoked Skate Jam Day” hosted by Stoked Mentoring Organization, a non-profit program that supports the inner city youth spearheaded by ESPN's X-Games Sal Masekela, Zoo York and 5BoroNYC professional skateboard teams.
DJ C-Lo's work in the nightclub scene has awarded him recent guest appearance spots on B.E.T.'s popular daily evening cable show "106 & Park", and on the radio dial, Shade 45 (SiriusXM Satellite), Hot 97.1FM (WQHT-NY). He's also made weekly appearances at the New York Yankees Comedy Championship Series at the newly built Yankee Stadium. In 2007, DJ C-Lo was awarded "Best Mixtape Collaboration" along with his Heavy Hitter collegue DJ Danny S at the Latin Urban Mixx Awards. In 2008, after capturing best mixtape collaboration award, C-Lo was awarded "Best Club DJ of the Year" along with his Heavy Hitter colleague DJ Camilo. In March of 2009, DJ C-Lo became Belvedere's Vodka's 1st official New York City DJ Ambassador. In 2014, DJ C-Lo was also nominated for “Best Latin DJ” at the Global Spin Awards.
You can hear DJ C-Lo on Hot 97.1FM's [WQHT-NY] mixshow during the weekends & holiday weekends, entertaining listeners with his charm and interviewing some of the top Hip-Hop & R&B artists of today. In 2012, DJ C-Lo was hired at a latin-based NY radio station X96.3FM (Univision Radio) making him the only Latino DJ in New York City on two top FM stations in two different genres. In 2015, DJ C-Lo's diversity and passion for music also landed him yet another and third radio job except this time for rapper Eminem's Shade 45 on SiriusXM radio making DJ C-Lo now the only DJ in New York City on three radio stations in the biggest market...New York radio!
What makes DJ C-Lo one the most sought after DJs in the nightlife & radio industry is his diversity and knowledge of music from different genres. from his smooth transitions between records, to scratching and controlling the crowd with is powerful voice. Whether it's EDM, House, Techno, Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, Reaggaeton, Salsa, Bachata or Dembow, DJ C-Lo vey well knows how to please any crowd you place in front of him. In the near future, C-Lo looks forward to give back to his community through his love of sports & music.