Our DJ’s

DIMITRI From PARIS

Over the course of his 30 year career our man from Paris has sold more than a million copies of his eclectic outings. Without any marketing budgets, and mostly on indie labels.

Never ask Dimitri From Paris what his going to play prior to a set, he doesn’t know, and always let’s the crowd inspire the moment.

As the French Ambassador of stylish club sounds, Dimitri from Paris is everything his nation could be proud of: a DJ, producer, and remixer of the highest standard, and a stylish snake-hipped pin-up with French reserve. In a nutshell, there are two distinct sides to Dimitri: a undeniable elegant and, a devoted dance music fanatic.

In February 2005 the French government awarded him the very official rank of Knight of the Arts and Letters. Along with Air and Cassius he was the first artist from the Electronica field to be given such a distinction.

His musical influences are deeply rooted in 70s Funk and Disco sounds that spawned todays House music but also original soundtracks from 50’s and 60’s cult movies. With such a large mix, Dimitri remains of one of clublands most empathic and most unpredictable DJs. Playing across genres and tempos his first goal is to share his love for music while moving your mind, body and soul.

Dimitri’s DJing career started in the late 80’s on the Parisian pirate radio scene. Moving to an official and nationwide radio he became the very first DJ to pioneer house music all over France. His mixshow was first of its kind and ran over 10 years til 1998 making him a cult figure with dance music connoisseurs.

BORIS

Born in Russia BORIS pumping-hard, driving sound has become synonymous with “the New York sound.” The energetic, uplifting music that BORIS masterfully crafts from the DJ booth has frequently caught the attention of major record labels.

Known for playing 12-hour marathon sets of slick, pumping house music, Boris was raised in the U.S. While attending classes at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City during the day, he began his professional DJ career at night, first landing a gig at the club Tilt and then graduating to bigger rooms like Sound Factory, Exit, and Carbon. By the time he hit the big time by holding parties at the Roxy and landing a residency at the Limelight, he was also remixing the likes of Janet Jackson (“All I Want”), Anastacia (“Left Outside Alone”), and Jewel (“Stand”). His mix of Pink’s “Get the Party Started” took the track to the top of the dance chart, and soon flying down to Miami’s famed Crobar to play in front of huge crowds became a regular occurrence. The tracks on his 2006 mix CD, Believe, were influenced by the music he spun at Crobar, while the title was inspired by the “Believe in Boris!” motto that scrolled on the club’s LCD screens during his gig. ~

CEVIN FISHER

One of the breakout house producers of the late ’90s, Cevin Fisher is responsible for a growing number of club favorites including “Freaks Come Out,” “(You Got Me) Burnin’ Up,” “Music Saved My Life,” and “House Music.” Fisher began DJing while in his teens but later in a spot at the mecca for garage music, Club Zanzibar. From there, he moved to New York in the late ’80s and began working on production with employees like Motown and Arthur Baker’s Shakedown Studios. Convinced by Danny Tenaglia to begin recording on his own, he debuted with several anthemic tunes like “House Is a Feeling” (as Sunday School) and “Hands on Love,” songs that carried on the vibes of early house pioneers Tony Humphries and Larry Heard. Early singles “The Way We Used To” and “Shine the Light” earned international clubplay, though it was 1998’s “The Freaks Come Out” that pushed him into the mainstream house stratosphere. Released on at least five different labels, the single made Fisher’s reputation as a suave producer, with preeminent vocals on his cuts. Two compilations appeared in 1999, the mixed Dangerous Disco and the Nervous compilation Cevin Fisher’s Nervous Tracks. One year later, Underground 2000 appeared on Razor & Tie. Fisher has also remixed Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Robert Miles and Kevin Aviance. .

CHRISS VARGAS

New York’s 1 Colombian DJ/Producer, made his debut appearance on the main floor of Pacha NYC August of 2007 there after Cielo and Tavern , his radio show on Party 105.3 and the production of “Sense of the Dark,” “Sex is a Drug,” and “Twisted Soul” are just a preview of what’s to come in the future for this amazing and talented artist. Chriss Has Captured The Dance Youth of New York and his sound Has Been spreading From State to State .

Chriss Vargas also works in conjunction with DP Productions . Together they created cutting edge Promotions including sexy dance productions for “Voodoo,” Made in Colombia Vs. Made in Brazil and Chriss Vargas “Peep Show.”

. The sights and quality of the performances mixed with Vargas’s musical talent bring back memories of the quality of work found in famous nightclubs such as Sound Factory and Crowbar.

GEORGE ACOSTA

America’s best DJ award, by DJ Times.com 2007, and now Dance 4 Life’s ambassador for America which is a prestigious role to be honored with such a great title that is supported worldwide. Miami-based DJ-producer, George Acosta, has been a professional DJ since 1988 and a producer since 1992. Although he is widely known as being a trance DJ, Acosta also plays progressive, techno, break-beat, electro and other styles of electronic dance music.

As a dance music producer, Acosta is among the most skilled. Technically savvy and meticulous in the recording studio, Acosta is no stranger to music production’s ever-evolving technology. As a result, he is continually invited to lecture at audio engineering academies throughout Miami and New York City.

Catch George Acosta on the radio each week across the U.S. during his “Lost World” show on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, Area 33 (www.Sirius.com).

GOGOS

Dj Gogos 15+ year musical background has allowed him to be recognized as
the Mykonos island’s BEST DANCE DJ as well as globally respected performer
among the worlds headline Djs.
Having been voted as one of 2009’s TOP 5 Greek DJs at BestDjAwards ,
Gogos is determined to keep you off your feet till the early hours of the morning!
His experience as the main DJ in Mykonos the last 10 years offers Gogos the
opportunity to travel & perform in many countries all over the

MARIO CALEGARI

SIMPLICITY. He as a person and also as a pioneering Dj/Producer preaches and practices this integral part of his eccentric style and personality. However in life and as in music it’s not always the complicated things that make you stop and think.

His mixed South American roots stemming from his stern Brazilian father, along with the Portuguese elegance of his mother was sure to make a sublime cocktail of musical passion and soul with Mario eager to share with the world.

Today, with all the hard work Mario Calegari has put in over the last decade he has culminated into one of the most successful Dj/Producers, and promoters in the USA. With his bass driven, drum pounding, progressive style of house music he is a sure bet for any party, big or small, in the dance industry. He takes control of the crowd in his humble ways and punishes them with his percussive sounds.

Love of house music, love of people, and love of dance with one magic ingredient added- SIMPLICITY, created one man: Mario Calegari

RICHIE SANTANA

Dj Richie Santana (Mindcontrol) , currently holds two the most sought after residency in the area, Deko Lounge and Pacha.. The DJ Booth that Richie calls his home, has been visited by some of the best names in House Music. Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, David Morales, Chus & Ceballos, Superchumbo, Victor Calderon, Oscar G, and Sandy Rivera are just a few of the disc jockeys that have shared the booth with Richie.

Richie Santana has been asked to be monthly resident at Pacha New York. If there is any name synonymous with clubbing the name Pacha comes to mind. Richie is eagerly accepting this new accomplishment to showcase his ability as a formidable dj in the New York City arena.

His rise to the top has been a result of pure talent and loyalty to playing and producing the finest quality house music first. For Richie Santana house music is not just an occupation, it is his passion

DEKA

DJ, Producer, Remixer, and owner of the world renowned Tribal-Tech House label Coraza Recordings. Deka is highly acclaimed by many promoters, peers and fans throughout the country as Boston’s best house music DJ and Producer. he has held nearly a dozen residencies in his career and currently has a residency at Underbar which was recently voted the number 1 Saturday night party in Boston. Deka also holds a quarterly residency at RISE, Boston’s only legal Afterhours club. He has headlined some of the biggest and most respected rooms in the country such as Avalon Boston, Royale Boston, Pacha NYC, Webster Hall NYC, Greenhouse NYC, Karu & Y in Miami, Discotekka Miami, Mekka Miami, The Living Room in Fort Lauderdale, Emerald City in Philadelphia, LUNA in LA, EDEN in Washington DC, along with international shows in Portugal and the Dominican Republic. With over 50 releases under his belt in three years of studio work, Deka is signed with nearly 20 record labels worldwide and has had over a dozen original tracks and remixes spotted on the top 100 downloads of Beatport.com. His production work has appeared in over 20 in-store global mix compilation CD’s ranging from Oscar G to Tom Stephan to Ministry Of Sound discs, not to mention his own national mix CD “Nervous Nitelife: DJ Deka”. Deka’s work has also garnered the support of other top global DJ’s such as Danny Tenaglia, Chus & Ceballos, Roger Sanchez, Wally Lopez, Fatboy Slim, DJ Boris, Peter Rauhofer and DJ Vibe to name just a few.
www.djdeka.com

TIMKA

To listen to a set spun by DJ Timka is to take a sonic journey around the world on the wings of electronica fueled by Latin, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European ethnic rhythms.

From packed dance floors in underground Tokyo clubs; to sunset beach parties in Bali; to renowned New York City boutique hotel lounges; to exotic oriental chill out bars in Istanbul – his music has taken many on a musical sojourn.

Currently, Timka is the Head Resident DJ and Music Director of Buddha Bar New York. Internationally known for their top-selling CD compilations, Buddha Bar has set the standard for world electronic music, giving him a highly-respected platform on which to forge his innovative sonic exoticism to which many of New York’s international and discerning listeners flock.

To his credit, Timka has performed alongside such iconic musicians as David Bowie, Alicia Keyes, and John Legend – as well as shared the decks with such heavyweight DJ talent as Sam Popat (Buddha Bar), Stephan Pompignac (Hotel Costes), and Antoine Clamaran.

GEORGE VALA

It’s hard to put your finger on George Vala’s style. With an extensive background in world and orchestral music, years of performing live, and an undying thirst for making people move, George hit the dance music scene in 2009 with an arsenal of inspiration. Over the last few years he has honed his sound both as a producer and DJ. His productions have been featured on three Buddha Bar compilations and have garnered support from artists such as Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, Mark Knight, Markus Schulz, Paul Van Dyk, Super Flu, BLOND:ISH, Israel Vich and more.