Widely regarded as the “Godfather of Hip-Hop” in the Tampa Bay area, DJ Sandman has been a fixture in the Tampa Bay Hip-Hop community for over twenty years. He can be heard rockin’ the airwaves daily on 95.7 The Beat as well as the Jazz House every Saturday Night. He’s also the official Tour DJ for female emcee and Tampa resident, Dynasty who just completed another European Tour and is now making major moves in Los Angeles.
DJ COZWiLD 94.1 | The Estate St. Pete
DJ Coz is one of the most well-known and well-respected DJ’s in Tampa Bay for over two decades. His legendary Liquid Mixes on WiLD 94.1 are heard weekly by the masses. Having been a staple in the Tampa Club scene since the late 1990’s, he’s always adapted to the ever changing times and thrives on staying current with today’s best! Not only can you hear him weekdays from 5p-6p on WiLD 94.1, but he is also LIVE on Fridays at Beach Club Siesta Key and is also resident DVJ at The Estate in St. Pete
DJ JAIME FERREIRA93.3 WFLZ | iHeartMedia
A staple at Tampa Bay’s Hit Music Station 93.3 FLZ, DJ Jaime Ferreira is one of the most sought after DJ’s in the market. Known for his creative and quirky remixes, you can hear him throw down every Monday & Wednesday at 7pm for the iHeartRadio Hit Mix, Friday at 8am for The Weekend Rollout w/The Kane Show, Saturday on The Pre-Party w/Brian Fink from 7pm-10pm and every Sunday 7pm-12am for Club Kane w/Kane! Jaime is unique that he can represent with most every genre of music. He is spotted weekly in some of the Bay area’s hottest night spots and is in high-demand for high school functions
DJ JIMI-OTampa Bay Buccaneers | The Getaway
DJ Jimi-O was a longtime part of The Beat MOB (Mixers on Beat) on Tampa Bay’s Hip-Hop and R&B Station, 95.7 The Beat! You can find Jimi-O DJ’ing at Tampa Bay Buccaneers games on Bucs Beach, at Tampa Lightning games on the Budweiser Biergarten or Ford Thunder Alley! He also handles DJ duties for various Tampa Bay Rays games at Tropicana Field. He also can be seen mixing LIVE down in South Florida on Friday Nights at Off The Wagon in Venice, FL or at The Getaway on Sunday’s in St. Pete
DJ TOMMY TResident DJ - The Dallas Bull
Tommy T has made his mark in the Tampa Bay area as resident DJ at the areas largest and well-known Country bars, The Dallas Bull, having opened for major stars like Florida Georgia Line, Charlie Daniels, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and many others! Tommy is not just a country DJ though, as his musical selections are catered for any event. He has been a staple at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp as well as Tampa Bay Lightning games
DJ SHIZM95.7 The Beat | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DJ Shizm is a part of The Beat MOB (Mixers on Beat) on Tampa Bay’s Hip-Hop and R&B Station, 95.7 The Beat! He can currently be seen & heard rockin’ the mic at Tampa Bay Buccaneers games on Bucs Beach as the official “lifeguard on duty”! You can find Shizm weekly at hotspots throughout the Tampa Bay area! Shizm was the Official DJ for the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm, before taking the gig as the Game Day Host for the Bucs on Bucs Beach! He has also DJ’d major charity events like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Treasure Chest 5K & onBikes.org.
DJ EKINTampa Bay Buccaneers | Hot 101.5
Widely regarded as “Tampa’s Most Connected DJ”, Ekin has been a staple in the Bay Area for over 2 decades. Street Laced secured Ekin in 2018 as an official DJ for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, mixing LIVE from the Pirate Ship on Game Days!
Currently DJ Ekin can be heard weekly on Hot 101.5 and rockin’ Friday’s at 260 First in St. Pete, maybe MacDinton’s in SoHo, among many other guest spots around the city. DJ Ekin also created, I Care About Me. It is a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to motivate Tampa’s youth to care about themselves as individuals including: believing in themselves and their potential, expanding goal setting capacity within each child, and increasing overall personal self-esteem and self-worth.
DJ Flaco Bar HWRD | American Social
DJ Flaco Aka Marco Sequeira has been spinning records for over 10 years. In that span, he has made a name for himself in the club scene in Tampa FL. Not only specializing in club nights, Marco has also done a wide variety of private events as well. Anything from small house parties to huge corporate events, weddings, Sweet 16’s, and Quinces. DJ Flaco’s family is also well known in the Latin community for their musicianship and knowledge in music. DJ Flaco is a true open format disc jockey with an extensive musical catalog. His seamless blends and song selection in his sets can be caught at Park & Rec TPA & DTSP, as well as Mandarin Heights on weekends.
DJ DMZ93.3 FLZ | Prana
DJ DMZ can be heard rockin’ the airwaves on Tampa Bay’s Hit Music Station, 93.3 WFLZ weekly! DMZ understands the true meaning of being an “Open Format” DJ; one who can mix and play anything with a beat and is considered a “genre bender”. Learning under the wing of some of the top DJ’s in Tampa Bay, DMZ now holds monthly residency’s in some of Central Florida’s top nightclubs. He can also be seen every Friday morning on NewsChannel 8 as part of their on-location Football Friday specials
Don Pablo is a Professional DJ from Tampa Bay, by way of New York City. Having started mixing records at the age of 13, he just knew that music was meant to be his passion. His years of experience and his diversified skills have led to new opportunities, including major nightclubs, casinos, professional sporting events, radio stints, corporate events and more. Catch him on The Johnny B Show (102.5 The Bone) for Mixtape Mondays. He is also Music Director for the event venue, Umbrellas 1926 in Sarasota, Florida. He is well accomplished in front of large crowds, having opened for huge acts like Sugar Ray, Lit, Sponge, The Wailers, American Hi-Fi, Toadies, Everclear, Candlebox, Fuel, Everlast, Maxi Priest, Rob Base, King Yellowman, LiL Jon, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Mike Jones, Mims, Drake, Future, Artimus Pyle Band and Lisa Lisa, to name a few. Don Pablo knows how to deliver. He prides himself on always engaging with the crowd, harnessing their energy and sensing what they want; always sure to focus on the female demographic and what makes them move!
THE DIGNITARY DJ | Ian BecklesDignitary Brand | 95.3 WDAE (Beckles & Recher) | Flavor of Tampa Bay
Ian Beckles, also known as The Dignitary DJ, is the creator of Flavor of Tampa Bay and the exclusive Dignitary Life brands. He’s been a staple in the Tampa Bay area since 1990 and was most known for his NFL days having played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for seven years, nine total in the league. He is also 1/2 of the seasoned sports radio duo, “Beckles & Recher” on 95.3 WDAE, heard on iHeartRadio.
Ian had a three year stint on 102.5 The Bone, before reuniting with Ron Diaz in November of 2018. Diaz retired in 2020 and Beckles linked with Producer, Jay Recher to form the new program. Ian’s passion for music and his eclectic taste has allowed him to shine as “The Dignitary DJ” because his style crosses over many genres, blending a melodic style with smooth vibes. This is the reason why many Bay Area hot spots book him for Happy Hours, food festivals and community events.
DJ MC WhiteTampa Bay Rays - Music Coordinator | Director of Game Presentation USF Athletics
Most recently, Mitchell (MC White) has been named the Director of Game Presentation for University of South Florida Athletics, an increase in role responsibilities from his prior days with the University of Tampa. He is also a seasoned vet as Music Coordinator/In-Game DJ for the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB) He is responsible for providing the soundtracks for game days for Baseball, Football & Basketball. At only 24 years of age, DJ MC White already has a decades worth of DJ experience under his belt, having rocked crowds at nearly 1,500 events in his young career. From sporting events, to corporate events, to weddings, he’s done it all and is ready to rock any event for YOU!
DJ Shannon CInterCross Entertainment | Formerly 99.1 FM
Shannon C is a diverse open format DJ from Orlando, Florida and has been DJ’ing professionally for over 5 years. You’ll find Shannon at a variety of events, from fashion shows and corporate events to nightclubs and weddings. Possessing over 20 years as a classical musician, her versatile musical knowledge has allowed her creative abilities to blend old favorites with new hits across several genres to create a diverse and engaging experience appropriate for multiple ages and demographics. Shannon C spent (2017-2018) with 99.1 FM (WUJM) creating, producing, hosting, and DJ’ing for Ladies Takeover Thursdays which featured a Hip-Hop show with motivational female guests. Apart from her skill set, Shannon C prides herself on her unwavering professionalism and friendly and approachable nature. She’s also affectionately known in Tampa Bay as the First Lady of the Sinister Syndicate Crew, and can be found on a weekly basis rocking the decks anywhere from Ybor City to Saks Fifth Avenue.
DJ DAVYWiLD 94.1
Davy Rolando, as he is known to most in the Tampa Bay area, is part of the Orlando & The Freak Show Morning Show on WiLD 94.1 and can be heard weekdays from 6a-10a! Davy may be a staple on the morning show, but has been honing his DJ skills since he was a teenager. Davy can be seen & heard at some of Tampa’s premiere nightclubs and at local events around the Bay area each week.
DJ JAKE DE LA CRUZEvolution 93.3 | ShaqFu Radio | USF Bulls
Jake has been DJing professionally for over 11 years for corporate, private, and charity events. He can be heard on the radio in Tampa or nationwide on the iHeartRadio App on Tampa’s only all EDM station Evolution 93.3 every Saturday 7-8pm EST.
Jake is an open format DJ which means he can play every from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s to present and cross genres from Top 40, Hip Hop, Country and Rock. He has DJ’d some of Tampa Bay’s BIGGEST events and beyond, most recently at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis! He is official DJ for USF’s “Bulls Bay” at Raymond James Stadium on USF Football game days!
DJ SPEEDY JR.Maxima 92.5
Speedy Jr. is Mixshow Coordinator/Assistant Program Director for the Latino powerhouse radio station in Tampa Bay, 92.5 Maxima FM. Being a fan of everything music, no music style is out of his range, he mixes everything from; Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Bachata, International, Freestyle, House, Electronica EDM, but is recognized and well known as one of the best Reggaeton DJ’s in Florida, and influential in breaking Reggaeton in the Tampa Bay market. He has been nominated and won numerous awards. Currently you can find him on 92.5 Maxima every Saturday 8pm to Midnight Kalle Mix (www.925maxima.com), and every Thursday afternoon at 5pm on La Mezcla Radio, La Mezclaton (www.lamezcla.com)
DJ D-STILESStreet Laced - Sound Technician
D-Stiles is a native of Tampa and has been DJ’ing professionally since 1989. His career began on the international stage by holding down residencies at Club New York New York and Club 8 Beat in Okinawa, Japan where his focus was primarily in the house music scene. Once returning back to Florida, Stiles decided to take a different approach, exclusively DJing private parties. Stiles continues to rock crowds today, playing in an open format, mixing genre’s from the 60’s to today’s hits. He can be seen entertaining the crowds at corporate events, private parties, weddings, house parties, beach parties and especially charity events.
DJ DEACON88.5 WMNF
DJ Deacon has been working in the arts and entertainment industry throughout the Bay area since 2000. He first made his introduction into the scene with USF’s student run and operated radio station, 1620AM WBUL as not only a DJ, but also as the Marketing & Development Director. Formerly an on-air personality on 88.5FM WMNF for “The Damn Jams” Friday nights 12am – 3am. Deacon currently DJ’s all across the Bay Area at some of the city’s premier venues like Armature Works, m.Bird, Jackson’s, Amalie Arena for Tampa Lightning Games and Ol’ Dirty Sundays at Crowbar.
King JB is one of the most demanded and recognized club DJ’s in all of Tampa Bay. He’s been rockin’ clubs and events since 1998, having opened DJ sets for some of the biggest names in music. The King can be heard weekdays on WiLD 94.1 during the Party Mix at 12:00pm. JB’s versatility and the ability to read his crowds is mainly why he always has dance floors packed. He can mix anything from House to R&B, Hip-Hop to Reggaeton and everything in between. He currently holds residency at some of Tampa’s hottest night spots Prana & Cabana Sands, to name a few.
DJ SPECIAL EDWiLD 94.1 | Events Done Right
DJ “Special Ed” Grube is also a well-known radio personality in the Tampa Bay area (WiLD 94.1 | Fisher & Kage Podcast) and has been hosting and DJ’ing events for over 16 years. Ed has hosted events with crowds that have ranged from a couple of hundred to arena’s of thousands. Using a unique personality that captures any particular audience, Ed can help make your event a successful one by keeping the crowd engaged and entertained throughout the entire evening
DJ DezOwner - The DJ Plug | Sound Technician
DJ Dez has been rockin’ crowds for 15 years (Since ’03). A native of Connecticut, Dez recently moved to the Bay Area and has quickly made quite a name for himself. His technical skill and creative mixes have caught the attention of both DJ’s and corporate clients alike. Dez specializes in mixing the classics that we all grew up on to the new tracks that we all love to hear. He’s fantastic working with kid’s and keeps the grown up’s entertained in some of Tampa’s hottest spots.
DJ AR SmoothHot 101.5 | Jacksons
AR Smooth, is a DJ, Producer, and Radio Personality. Born and raised in New Jersey, he currently resides in Tampa, Florida where he has over 12 years of experience DJing across both the Tampa Bay and Orlando markets. For the past 5 years, he has DJ’d weekly radio mixshows on both Hot 101.5 Tampa Bay & Power 95.3 Orlando, as well as had guest mixes on SiriusXM. He is also the Mixshow Director for Hot. AR Smooth has performed with many artists at sold out arenas and festivals as their show DJ including: Big Sean, Andy Grammer, Machine Gun Kelly, Young the Giant, Rita Ora, American Authors, Joe Budden, and more! He has also performed on stage with comedians as their show DJ including Jo Koy & Donnell Rawlings, as well as special guest DJ for “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N’ Out” at the Yuengling Center. In 2017, He DJ’d weekly on live television for Fox 13 Tampa Bay’s morning news program, “Good Day Tampa Bay”, for the entire football season. Currently, you can find AR Smooth DJing at bars, clubs, and venues across Tampa Bay & Orlando, and you can listen to him in the mix every weekend on your radio on Hot 101.5!
DJ LiraGilligan's | Wedding Specialist
Karolina is a born Ukrainian, but grew up in the heart of Hungary. Her love for DJing started 12 years ago in a small club out on Siesta Key. From there she moved to Orlando in order to continue her education at UCF while also working on her DJ skills. Over time she had the opportunity to play at some great events such as the New Years Eve Charity Ball; fashion shows at the Firestone Club, plus over 50 weddings at hotels and resorts like the Gaylord Palms.
Right after graduation she had moved back to Sarasota where she had the opportunity to play at even more venues, events, weddings, and earn residency spots as the top local female DJ in Sarasota. What she is best at is reading the crowd, keeping the energy up, and making sure that everyone is having a great time. Over time she had played parties, weddings, and venues with all different styles of music, let it be anything form the 60’s to current Hip-Hop, Latin, Top 40, EDM and anything in between.
DJ XplicidNoFace Records | Recording Artist
Randy Johnson (Xplicid) is most known for bringing a high energy vibe to a diverse range of private, corporate, and bridal events––combining nightlife talent with high end professionalism. He has provided impeccable entertainment for more than 350 weddings and DJs over 200 events per year, all over the country.
You can find his original tracks and remixes on multiple record pools as he was the host of “Club Clarity Radio—” an official iTunes music podcast featuring over 100 episodes, before signing to Max Vangeli’s NoFace Records in 2020!
Some of his most notable performances include a repeat appearance playing for crowds of more than 30,000 people for New Years Eve & 4th of July for the City of Tampa (Boom By The Bay), as well as opening for International superstar DJ KSHMR at the Hard Rock Tampa. He has hosted some of the most popular bridal shows in the Tampa Bay Area and is sought after for multiple major corporate shows, performing for thousands of people. Xplicid’s passion is found in bringing your party to life and creating an unforgettable experience for his audience.
DJ SkeelowCask Social | Formerly 99.1 FM
DJ Skeelow has been deejaying in the Tampa Bay area since 2005. Started out with private events and weddings then became involved with nightlife as well. He has been able to master both worlds. He takes pride in being diversified in all genres and decades of music. Member of the DJ collective group Sinister Syndicate Crew. He has opened up for such acts as DMX, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, KRS-One, Black Sheep, Bubba Sparxxx and deejayed for The Geto Boys. Previously had a weekly radio show on 99.1FM WUJM and guest deejayed on 89.7FM WUSF. Currently has weekly residencies in Tampa and St. Petersburg.
DJ Danny VintagePark & Rec DTSP| The Canopy @ The Birchwood
DJ Danny Vintage has hit the ground running ever since touching down in the Tampa Bay area by way of Queens, NYC in 2014. In a short time, he has managed to catch the attention of many while rocking some notable venues across the Bay. He prides himself as first & foremost a “true school Hip-Hop DJ” but good luck finding a music genre he can’t mix. Danny believes in almost no boundaries musically when performing. His style has the ability to take you on a ride through music’s most notable golden eras straight through to today’s smash hits. In 2016, Danny was inducted into Tampa Bay’s diverse & talented Sinister Syndicate Crew. In 2017, he was added to the DJ roster of the famous annual Puerto Rock Steady Music Festival, where he performed among his peers and music lovers alike in Isabela, Puerto Rico. Catch Danny every Saturday night at Jamminz Beach Bar on Clearwater Beach.
International DJ Maria MatarelliPresident | Formula Ink & Event Formulas
Maria Matarelli is an International DJ that performs across the world with locations including Fiji, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Dubai, France, Germany, India, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States. Maria has been requested to DJ at private islands, 5 star resorts, clubs and day pools, along with private events and conferences with thousands of attendees. As an open format DJ, Maria is able to provide customized sets for a variety of different environments as she has learned to adapt her style to fit cultures across the world and brings the energy to create an unforgettable experience for audiences of all types. Maria has always had a knack for putting together playlists and mixing music. Growing up, she used to make custom mix tapes on cassettes. Now, she creates custom mixes for luxury limo companies, provides the right ambiance with music for private events, global conferences, and performs live at nightclubs and day clubs around the world. With a background in business consulting, Maria is also a keynote speaker and MC, able to provide inspirational talks and insightful takeaways for any audience.
DJ Matt DodgeAtlanta Braves | MacDinton's | The Gator Club
With a background and degree in Film Production, DJ Matt Dodge became interested in becoming a DJ by making his own mashups in Video Editing software. Fast forward to present, He has over 6 years under his belt at various Clubs, Bars and Restaurants from Port Charlotte to Clearwater. Matt has done numerous weddings as well as private events and everything in between. Matt considers himself an Open Format DJ who likes to takes chances when he spins. He is never afraid to drop an NSYNC or Britney Spears song at midnight. Constantly writing down ideas and thinking of different ways to make mixes, Matt has gotten the reputation of being an out of the box and creative DJ. Recently this has landed him the gig of being the In-Game DJ at the Atlanta Braves Spring Training facility. Weekly, you can find him at Off the Wagon in Venice and The Gator Club in Sarasota.
DJ Danny 'D2' VargasBar HWRD | Park & Rec | | American Social
“Everybody walks to the beat of their own drum, I have the unique opportunity to find the beat that syncs the crowd together“. DJ D2 prides himself as being a true “open format” DJ. Originally from The Bronx, New York and raised in Central Florida, D2 knew at a young age that he had a passion not only for music, but also the entertainment industry as a whole. D2 is no stranger to the popular music scene, holding residencies at some of the hottest venues in Tampa! Although he loves playing and nightclubs, bars and big stage venues, his love for music goes beyond the flashing lights! As a very active member in our Tampa Bay community, D2 makes it a priority to give back to the city that he calls HOME. He has participated in several events for The American Cancer Society, Warriors for Autism and many other non-profit events as the the head of music entertainment.
DJ QeysSamurai Shotgun| DMC Championship
DJ Qeys, member of Alternative Hip Hop/Rock band Samurai Shotgun and Sinister Syndicate Crew, discovered his musical talents as early as the age of 5. His father being a DJ, Qeys was taught the basics of DJing such as mixing, song selection and crowd interaction early in his childhood. He began doing parties, reunions and even weddings alongside his father, DJ Smove, all throughout grade school and into high school. It wasn’t until he moved to Tampa from Virginia to attend college, that he realized this talent was to be taken more seriously and eventually become his career. DJ Qeys has worked his way to be one of Tampa Bay’s most prominent DJ’s/Turntablists. From producing for multiple artists, releasing a solo EP, opening for acts such as Slick Rick, Rakim, Mobb Deep, Waka Flocka Flame plus more and placing 17th in the Online World DMC Championship in 2013 and 2nd in the DMC Regional battle in Tampa in 2015 and 2016.
DJ JT RadioThirsty First | Green Lemon
JT Radio, born Jonathan Tirado, is a open format DJ based out of Tampa, FL. He was inspired to become a DJ by his stepfather, DJ Charlie Chase, of The Cold Crush Brothers. He began studying the genres and learning the fundamentals of mixing at an early age which shows in his unique playing style and ability to adapt to crowds of all ages. Working as a roadie for a high-end event company in Manhattan, he familiarized himself with the professional atmosphere of weddings, bar-mitzvahs, and corporate events. After relocating to Tampa in 2006, he worked his way into the nightlife scene.
His creative style and ability to bring diverse crowds together on the dance floor is what makes JT Radio one of the most versatile and demanded DJ’s in the Tampa Bay Area. When he is not entertaining a crowd at a wedding or banquet, you can find him DJing around various bars & nightclubs throughout Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas. Check out his Instagram for updates on upcoming shows and events.
DJ FUGIFirst Chance Last Chance | White Lie
DJ Fugi is a nationally recognized open format turntablist currently based out of Tampa, FL. He is a member of the DJ collective, “Sinister Syndicate Crew” and can be seen performing regularly in Ybor City and Downtown St. Pete. He is a resident at White Lie and First Chance Last Chance in Ybor City. DJ Fugi spent 2+ years as a mixshow DJ for Beasley Broadcasting’s WHHD HD98.3 in his home town of Augusta, GA and was named as one of the ‘Best DJs in the Nation’ by the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show in 2015. Fugi has shared the stage with notable EDM artists such as MustDIE! and Mayhem. He has opened up for legendary hip-hop artists such as Scarface, Bubba Sparxxx, and Kilo Ali. In 2016, he opened for Grammy Award Artist, DAYA.
Fugi’s corporate client list includes Bridgestone/Firestone, Victoria’s Secret, MAC Cosmetics, Belk, Tommy Hilfiger, Augusta Green Jackets (MLB), Augusta University, Rural Sourcing Inc., and Georgia Pacific.
DJ H-VidalCanopy @ The Birchwood | Formerly 95.7 The Beat, WiLD 94.1
Sir Hamilton “DJ H Vidal” Newton, a well-known radio personality in the Tampa Bay Area has been hosting & deejaying shows, venues and at events all over the world. Rocking stages and tour dates with the likes of Bubba Sparrxxx, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Dave Chappelle, Styles P and many more. H Vidal has made multiple appearances on BET’s “Rap City: The Basement” and can be heard on seven different radio stations across the country. His unique style of blending and interacting with the crowd is what makes him unique. DJ H Vidal is also an accomplished voiceover actor known as “Sir Hamilton Newton, Voiceovers That Defy Gravity.” Voicing commercial spots and national promotional campaigns, Vidal is the branding voice for many radio stations throughout the country. Also known as “The Crowd Motivator”, there is no event that DJ H Vidal can’t handle!