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 at the now defunct Club Float near NYC's 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 Hitter DJs, 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, China, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico just to name a few.
DJ C-Lo had played at exclusive events for 50 Cent, Cee Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. He’s had the honor of playing at events hosted by Nike, Adidas, Best Buy, X96.3FM (WXNY), Hot 97.1 FM (WQHT-NY), the Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum and the world famous 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 past events. 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, and ESPN’s X-Games Sal Masekela and Zoo York and 5BoroNYC professional skateboard teams.
DJ C-Lo’s work in the nightclub scene has awarded him past guest appearances on B.E.T.'s former popular daily evening cable show "106 & Park", and on the radio dial, Shade 45 (Sirius Satellite), Hot 97.1FM (WQHT-NY). He's also made weekly appearances at the New York Yankees Comedy Championship Series at Yankee Stadium. In 2007, DJ C-Lo was awarded "Best Mixtape Collaboration" along w/ 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 colleague DJ Camilo.
You can now hear UnivisonRadio's X96.3FM [WXNY] mixshow during the week, weekends & holiday weekends, entertaining listeners with his charm and interviewing some of the top artists of today. C-Lo has also played during pre-game and halftime sessions during St. Francis University’s (N.Y.) Division I Men’s basketball games. In March of 2009, DJ C-Lo signed a short-term undisclosed endorsement deal with Belvedere Vodka, becoming Belvedere's Vodka's first official New York City Brand Ambassador.
In the near future, C-Lo looks forward to give back to his community through his love of sports & music.