DJ Relapse
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DJ Relapse

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008

New York City, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2008
Band EDM Hip Hop

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"Featured DJ"

DJ Relapse was born and raised in the heart of New York City, the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His love for music grew at an early age as he was influenced by the various cultures around him.

"I was always in tuned with everything around me and am fortunate to have been raised in such a diverse place. My mother would play old school Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and House almost every Saturday morning. Walking up the street you would hear Hiphop, Reggae, Reggaeton and almost everything else in between." This diversity would soon sculpt the foundation of his unique playlist. After attending school in Upstate New York, he realized that the club scene was lacking originality in both the selection of music as well as the general atmosphere. DJ Relapse wanted to change this and also needed a way to make some money. What better way to use his love for music to accomplish both tasks. "I lived in a studio apartment and was struggling to pay bills. I had to do something immediately and remember breaking out this computer software and practicing 3-4 hours a day. It was an immediate addiction. I remember how it all started. It was a Friday night and I got called to do a big party in Buffalo, NY. I was okay, but wasn't as prepared as I wanted to do for my first event. Everybody had a good time and liked my selection in music. From there I knew what I had to do and practiced a lot. Day in and day out in order to compete and stand out from the rest. I soon started listening to other DJ's and constantly thought - I can do what they do, but make it even better. Before I knew it, I was mashing up tracks in a unique way and creating sets that were high energy, wild out type music." - www.whatapartysa.com


"DJ Of The Month"

WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN?

Meet the man behind the mask, also known as DJ Relapse.

DJ Relapse is a New York City based DJ and Producer. He was born and raised in the heart of New York City, the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His love for music grew at an early age as he was influenced by the various cultures around him.

“I was always in tune with everything around me and am fortunate to have been raised in such a diverse place. My mother would play old school Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and House almost every Saturday morning. Walking up the street you would hear Hiphop, Reggae, Reggaeton and almost everything else in between.”

This diversity would soon sculpt the unique foundation of his play list. While attending school in Upstate New York and being a “club head”, he realized that the night scene was lacking originality in both the selection of music as well as the general atmosphere. DJ Relapse wanted to change this and needed a way to make some money.

“I lived in a one bedroom apartment and was struggling to pay bills. I had to do something immediately and remember breaking out this computer software and practicing 3-4 hours a day. It was an immediate addiction. I remember how it all started. It was a Friday night and I got called to do a party in Buffalo, NY. I was okay, but wasn’t as prepared as I wanted to be for my first event. Everybody had a good time and liked my selection of music. From there I knew what I had to do to take it to the next level and practiced a lot day in and day out in order to compete and stand out from the rest. I soon started listening to other DJ’s and constantly thought – I can do what they do, but make it even better. Before I knew it, I was mashing up tracks in a unique way and creating sets that were high energy, wild out type music.”

DJ Relapse’s music and energy became noticeable immediately and soon was booked all over the State of New York – From New York City to Buffalo, New York. His success was geared by the numerous connections made along with his skills and he soon found himself doing one of the biggest events that shaped his upcoming years – New Years Eve 2008 – Zanzibar, New York City.

“I was performing in front of 1000 + people throughout the whole night, from everywhere! People came up to me from different parts of London, Spain, Italy. It was out of control. I was performing from 8:00 PM – 6:00 AM. The crowd loved what I was doing and I just kept the energy up and kept people dancing the entire night. This is one of the moments when I thought, wow I really want to take this art to the next level.”…..and that’s just what he did.

DJ Relapse performed in numerous events from Toronto Canada to New York City to Miami Florida to Austin Texas – crowds ranging from 500 – 25000. He is continuing to make his name in the game as not only a DJ, but a true artist – doing live mashups/remixes on stage, constantly using the microphone to walk through his sets, and always having something up his sleeve to make the event that much more entertaining.

His South Texas rise to respect started 2 years ago when Relapse and Crizzly held residency for over a year at CLUB RIO every Thursday for “Play Thursdays.” A packed house week after week gained him recognition from notable DJs and Producers that would stop by the Club when in town on a Thursday night. Soon, word got around that this was the place to be and immediately was the talk of South Texas…

Fast forward 2 years, This mashup artist racked up 100,000 plus plays on soundcloud, over 50,000 downloads, and a solid social network following.

So far, 2013 has been nothing short of excellent for Relapse. He was able to establish a solid resume of performances which include opening up for Excision in February, performing with Alex Peace and Bare during New Years Eve, performing with RUN DMT, SKY BLU of LMFAO, Crizzly, Riff Raff, Barenoize, Lakutis, Tittsowrth, Torro Torro, Papi Shank, and to top it off Jeremih.

Relapse continues to spread his music to the audience around the nation and never disappoints with his high energy, crowd moving, head banging performances. The best way to describe his style would be the perfect recipe between Hiphop and Electronic Dance Music, or what he calls HHEDM (Hiphop Electronic Dance Music).

“It doesn’t stop with Djing. I want to make a mark on music! Continue to create my own and see where I go from there. There is no limit to what I can do.”

“I love what I do and I keep it true to what I am”
“Believe it and it’ll happen with hard work and patience.” - Promorush.net


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