Robbie Rob has been heard on various radio stations in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Robbie has been mixing live music since the Dancing on Air Days. Radio Stations Robbie has mixed on is extensive; Boss 97.3, known for its freestyle music in the late 80’s early 90’s, re-mixing music for Artist like, Stevie B, CC Music Factory, among others. Jamming Gold 95.7, this broadcast was one of the most popular shows heard in Philly, playing the hottest music of the 70’s and 80’s from Teddy Pendergrass and Barry White to the classic disco songs of the 70’s. The Point 96.5 was well known for its 80’s flavor, like the Cure, David Bowie, and Billy Idol among others. Then came Mix 95.7 playing all kinds of music from today and yesterday and although short term this station attracted many people to its locations throughout the Delaware Valley. Next in line for Robbie was 94.5 WPST the hottest music of today and #1 for Today’s hit music. Robbie has been a leader in providing and breaking hits on these stations for the past 12 years broadcasting live in locations in Philly and NJ. Now he brings his talents to Z889 on Wednesday nights from 10pm to 2 am with host Keebler. This show is currently broadcasting on location as well in Cherry Hill NJ, from one of the most popular clubs for the past 30 years, The Coastline (1240 Brace Road Cherry Hill NJ.) DJ Robbie Rob has not only played abroad, but some of the hottest clubs in NYC, Jersey, Boston and Philly.
PAUL VAN DYK
Friday at Midnight
Grammy nominated artist, globally acclaimed DJ and audio architect Paul van Dyk
continues to dominate the electronic music charts and appears at the pinnacle of every
Top DJ list around the globe. PvD, as his fans have nicknamed him, has been ranked
the World’s No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine’s “Top 100 DJs poll” two times something less
than a handful of DJs have ever achieved.
PvD is credited as one of the hardest working artists in electronic music, with sold-out
tours that cross each continent, headline spots at every major festival, and a hugely
successful recording career. With over 3 million albums sold worldwide, van Dyk travels
around the world over 16 times each year to sold out performances internationally. On
New Years Eve 2008/2009, Paul played Barra Beach to over 1 million people in Rio de
Janero giving testament to his incredible popularity the world over.
In 2008 Paul expanded into creating music for video games and movie soundtracks. His
work with EA Games has resulted in mulitple releases featuring his music on Mirror's
Edge and Grand Slam Tennis out in 2009. Paul has also lent his talents to remixing
Batman's "Dark Knight Theme" written by Hanz Zimmer. But Paul is no stranger to high
profile remixes, he has put his unique twist on Depeche Mode’s “Martyr”, Justin
Timberlake’s “What Goes Around” and Britney Spears "Gimme More" just to name a
few. His original album In Between released in 2007 and featured collaborations with
David Byrne and Jessica Sutta of the Pussycat Dolls as well as Rea Garvey of Reamon
and Johnny McDaid of Vega 4.
PvD received a Grammy nomination in 2005 for Best Dance/Electronic Album for his
original album Reflections – this marked the first time NARAS recognized this category.
His original productions from Reflections have been synced into major motion pictures
such as Into the Blue, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, television’s Entertainment
Tonight and MTV’s Cribs, and international ad campaigns for Motorola, HBO, Land
Rover, Ski Vail and most recently for Jeep. This year he won the International Dance
Music Award (IDMA) for Best Euro DJ.
Previously, PvD won four IDMAs in 2006: Best Global DJ, Best NuNRG/Euro Track,
Best Producer and Best Mix Compilation for The Politics for Dancing 2. In addition, PvD
was voted “America’s Favorite DJ” for 2004 and 2005 by BPM Magazine and was the
big winner at the 2004 Dancestar Awards, taking home 3 awards: Best International DJ,
Best Event and Best Music in a Commercial (Motorola). He also won the Mexican Oscar
for his soundtrack in the film Zurdo in March 2004. Paul van Dyk was voted "Best Music
Maker" by DJ Magazine, received the “Best International DJ Award” at the 1999 Music
Awards in London, was named "Best International DJ" by Ministry of Sound Magazine,
and Mixmag elected him as “Man of the Year”.
Aside from his musical activity, Paul van Dyk has always dedicated a significant part of
his life to politics and social justice: from his youth, when he fled over the Berlin Wall to
the West, to his children’s charity in India’s Mumbai, and his partnership scheme with the
German Red Cross to help poor children in Berlin. In 2004, PvD was the only electronic
artist involved in a nationwide tour with the Rock The Vote campaign, where he joined
the likes of Bono, P Diddy, the Black Eyed Peas and George Clinton in campaigning for
America’s youth to sign up to vote in the presidential election. He most recently received
Berlin’s Medal of Honor (Landesverdienstorden) in recognition of his work with
Ruckenwind, a charity organization he founded dedicated to helping poor children in
Berlin. He joins a distinguished list of arts and political establishment figures with this
Born in Eisenhuettenstadt, East Germany, Paul van Dyk grew up in communist East
Berlin. Because his community did not have a true club culture, Paul van Dyk listened to
the radio where he discovered his passion for music that extended beyond Techno
music – he wanted to create a different, more unique sound. In the early 1990’s Paul van
Dyk was spinning regularly at various clubs in Berlin before releasing his first album 45
RPM in 1994. But it wasn’t until the release of his second album Seven Ways which
catapulted him into the Top 100, followed by the release of his hit single “For An Angel,” which began to earn him praise across the globe. By the time Paul van Dyk released Out
There & Back in 2000, it became clear that the Berlin-based musician had far more to
offer than his signature club sets and remixes that had already defined him as one of the
most influential DJs and producers of all time. His first compilation mix CD Politics of
Dancing was released in 2001, followed by Global in 2003 – a DVD which illustrates his
own experiences traveling the world.
Paul van Dyk’s touring diary remains incredibly hectic with regular globetrotting stops at
major venues across the globe from New York, London, Ibiza to India, China and
Singapore. In the little time remaining between all the travel, Paul van Dyk resides in
Berlin. You can listen to Paul on Z889 every Friday Night (Saturday Morning) at midnight.
Saturday 2 AM
DJ 54 Is a local Philly DJ. He has residencies at Club 27, Roxy and has spun at Taylors, The Pool at Harrahs, Adelphias and many more.
Saturday 3 AM
If he's not mixing at the hottest clubs in the NYC area, or remixing Billboard Number 1 hits, he's on the airwaves, mixing it up on his syndicated mix shows throughout the United States. Club DJ, radio DJ, remixer, producer, entertainment company CEO and record label owner are just a few titles he has under his belt.
Johnny Budz has been one of the most popular, successful DJ's in the country for over a decade. His nine CD compilations have sold over a combined 250,000 copies. Johnny's energetic radio mix shows have been on the airwaves for over 12 years, earning him nominations for "Mix Show DJ of the Year" at WMC in 2004 and 2005 and an AIR award in 2003 and 2006. He's heard weekly on XM's Channel 81/BPM as well as world wide on various radio stations. His show on AOL Radio has been rated 1 in numerous times. You can catch Johnny on TV as well on Music Choice's channel 817 all weekend long!
On the remix tip, Johnny Budz has record labels all over the world calling him to remix their biggest artists' latest singles. With numerous Billboard Number 1 hits under his belt, he has had the opportunity to work with superstars such as Jessica Simpson, Ciara, Missy Elliot, Ludacris, INXS, Brandy, Janet Jackson, DaBuzz, Aubrey, Goldfrapp, Kim Sozzi, and Roc Project.
In the nightclub scene, Johnny is featured at the hottest clubs throughout the tri-state area, as well as spinning at guest spots around the United States every weekend. His repertoire of house music brings thousands of club goers to his dance floor wherever he is.
Johnny also owns and operates the tri-state area's most prestige mobile DJ Company. Elite Sound Entertainment is the most prolific entertainment company for celebrity parties, weddings, Sweet 16's and all other private events. If that isn't enough, Johnny is launching his record label in 2008. Z Dub records promises to be a force in the dance music scene. Whether from the nightclubs, radio, satellite, TV, or your CD player, Johnny Budz continues to be one of the most successful DJ's in the country today.
DJ/Producer Mike Rizzo infuses the best parts of his historic run of house club mixes with these Progressive/Trance influences from world-renown DJs such as Sasha, Sander Kleinenberg and Jerry Bonham. After a recent break to spend time with his wife and new baby, Mike is hitting the road again for selected dates in between producing & remixing several new projects.
Mike has been DJing for over 15 years at venues including NYC's Roxy, Webster Hall, Cheetah & Tunnel, as well as traveling to clubs in South Beach, Boston, Salt Lake City, Arizona and internationally to perform. An Asia tour in June of 2004 included dates playing at the JJ Disco in Beijing China and Club Lola/Centro in Singapore. That fall Mike spun alongside Ibiza's #1 DJs Erick Morillo & Josh Wink at Club Pacha in Ibiza, Spain.
In addition to spinning worldwide, during his career Rizzo has fulfilled the role of producer/remixer; writing, producing and remixing artists including Tamia (Stranger In My House), a track that went to be WKTU's #1 song of 2001. That same year Rizzo won Best Remixer and Best Remix of the Year for SIN magazine in 2001. Can't Go On (Mike Rizzo presents Allie) was a smash hit across the board in 2004,finishing #10 on the Billboard Dance Club Play chart and broke into the Billboard Radio Play chart as well that year. Jennifer Green's How Can I Be Falling, co-written & produced by Mike Rizzo, hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Play chart as well. Rizzo has had over 15 Billboard #1 remixes, including Play Your Part (Deborah Cox), Serve the Ego (Jewel), One With You (Sun), Try It On My Own (Whitney Houston) Surrender (Laura Pausini), Slow (Kylie Minogue), I Never Knew (Gloria Gaynor) Getaway (Becky Baeling), I'm Ready (Cherie) & How Can I Be Falling (Jennifer Green), which Rizzo also co-wrote & produced.
Mike Rizzo has remixed compilation CDs for major dance labels including Ultra Record's June 2004 release, Trance Nation America Three mixed by Rizzo and DJ Drew, which hit the Top 20 Electronica chart in Billboard magazine. That same year Rizzo's Webster Hall Dance Volume 6 broke into the Top 20 on the Billboard CD sales. In 2005, Rizzo's compilation Thrive sold over 50,000 units and broke into the Billboard magazine Top 5 Electronica sales chart.
Mike continues to spread his sounds through local and nationally broadcast mix shows, including a weekly mixshow on XM Radio's dance station BPM 81 Sundays 10 PM East Coast Time, daily on terrestrial station WBZC (88.9 FM) in Pemberton, NJ, I Party Radio.com and on AOL Radio, where Rizzo's broadcasts continually rank in the Top 5 each week (as reported by AOL Music).
Sunday 10 PM
Manolo has dedicated nearly two decades to mastering his spell over the dance floor, building a vast and intensely loyal audience in the process. His residencies at Boston’s two mega clubs, Avalon and the Roxy, are much more than just credits on his DJ resume – his hard work helped to earn worldwide recognition for both venues. Breaking new ground for Boston clubbers over the course of his unprecedented 8-year residency at Avalon, being voted “Best Club” in America by Mixer magazine in January 2001.
As a producer, Manolo is not creating some meaningless, atmospheric sounds or crafting a heady, artistic journey; his music springs entirely from real emotion and real feeling. These are songs intended for big dance floors, and there is nothing subtle about their impact. It’s really no wonder, then, that it comes from a man who has spent most of his career working in the DJ booths of Boston’s biggest clubs. Survey a club where he spins, and everywhere you look, you’ll find hands raised in the air and a look of rapture on the upturned faces of the crowd.
Manolo makes powerful, driving music, with big feelings and big sounds. It is Manolo’s melodic touch, however, that stands out above everything else in his recordings. Take a listen to his remix of "Taking Chances" by Celine Dion, "Just Fine" by Mary J Blige, "Let The World Fall Apart" by Jan Johnston and it becomes clear just how Manolo is able to evoke new emotions through his production work. Darkness has long been an integral part of dance music, and Manolo has always sought to find the beauty within it. He combines everything from dark and deadly serious rhythms to lush and uplifting vocals, creating a singular sound of his own. Manolo has also been widely recognized for his collaborations with rising international trance DJ-producer Tom Colontonio. (The duo is better known as Double Agents.)
Over the years Manolo has been involved in many different nightlife related ventures. Be it as a well established dj, owning a boutique style record store (Sound Factory), New England's first DJ School (DJ Mix Academy), a state of the art recording studio (Noisefloor Recordings), a high end lounge in the Philadelphia area (One14), to more recently being the operator behind the highly successful and nationally acclaimed nightlife venue inside Harrah's Resort; The Pool After Dark, winning "Best Mega-Club 2011".
Clearly, there are few roles that Manolo has yet to fill in the world of dance music – as a successful DJ, producer, remix artist, Manolo has done it all with humility and integrity. He is a gentle, honest, and caring artist with a tremendous passion for music. “Who knows what the future holds,” he concludes on a hopeful note, “but there is one thing that I am sure of: the music has always been and will always be my mistress.”
A third generation native Arizonan, Perry spent his early DJ days spinning at a dozen of small clubs, sports bars, and oddball gigs. It wasn't until 1998 when he became a regular at Club Rio spinning two to three nights a week for over a year. The club, which has since closed, opened the door to Perry's radio career after he met his connections that led to his first AZ residence, "Mega 104.3" and sister station "Energy AZ" (later changed format to The Beat).
In 2003, Perry joined Energy and Mega doing mixes, board operating, and producing. After a couple years, he began hosting his own mixshows and picking up some weekend slots. After a format flip in November of 2008, "Energy AZ" signed off and launched "92.7 / 99.3 / 101.1 The Beat." Perry was a regular every Friday night spinning classic hip-hop. In addition to DJing, he also produced "Big Boy's Neighborhood" up until the end of 2010.
Now Perry does syndicated mixshows on a number of FM stations in the US including Z88.9 on Sunday nights at midnight (EST) for his "60 Min House Mix." Perry can also be heard worldwide from a handful of daily Internet radio streams. Make sure to view his "Schedule" for times and more information about streaming DJ Perry shows.
Sunday 1 AM
Considered a Dance music veteran, Steve Migliore aka Mr. Mig has produced and remixed the "who is who list" of music including Beyonce, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Usher, Adele, LeAnn Rimes, and more. His dj sets are paralleled to the energetic and evolving remixes he creates that always leave the listener wanting more. Together with partner Dj Mike Rizzo, Mig earned a 2011 Grammy Nomination for their Funk Generation remixes. Mig's tracks and dj sets can be heard on radio and internet stations globally. "I am blessed to be able to get up and create music every day of my life. I was given a gift that I want to share with as many people as I can. The journey has been beautiful this far and I'm excited to see where it ultimately takes me" -Steve Migliore aka Mr. Mig. Mr Mig also teamed up with Z889 PD Brett Holcomb to remix her Billboard Dance Club Chart hit –The Wonder of It All.
Sunday 2 AM
Philip Punzo also known as DJ Punzo, is an Italian-American DJ, Remixer & Producer straight out of South Philadelphia. DJ Punzo is no stranger to music. He has been in the DJ scene all his life. Since he started djing around age 14, he has become fully immersed in everything music. DJ Punzo is fulfilling his love for the DJ Life: The Music, The Crowd & The Mixing. At the age of 16 he started to take his hobby professionally and started to remix. In the year 2000 DJ Punzo and couple DJ friends created a DJ Friendly service called “Digitraxx Remix”. They distributed over 100 issues to the DJ’s and music lovers on the Internet. Today, Digitraxx has become a very Popular Underground Remix Service.
In the year 2006 he joined the “Drama Squad DJ’s” made up of DJs that are from many different areas. T he crew consist of: DJ Biggie, Detoto, DJ Shawn Saga, & DJ Sugashane just to name a few. In 2007, DJ Punzo, along with Q102’s Rocco were DJs for Nocturnal USA Late Night, which was aired every Friday Night just as the clubs were closing. The duo would Pump the airwaves with High Energy Beats of Dance, Electro House & Trance. DJ Punzo was also a remixer for Select Mix/Hot Tracks Remix Service. A lot of DJs have been playing DJ Punzo’s edits. You can find nearly all of them on his website or on the Internet! One of the biggest remixes he has created was, Blend of Alice Deejay vs Timbaland – Better Off The Way I Are. You can also hear him on Crooklyn Clan where he does collabs with DJ Beatbreaker.
There are many ways to stay connected with DJ Punzo from his Twitter Page, Facebook Page or his Website. If you missed any of his mixshows or just want to check them out, you can also subscribe to his Podcast on ITunes. For Booking information, or if you are an Artist, Record Label, DJ, Remixer and would like to put DJ Punzo on a Promo Lists to send him music, Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 3 AM
Few DJs wake up each morning with the nagging dilemma of 'Will I lose the Golden Ear'? Welcome to DJ Louie DeVito's early morning crisis.
While most euro clubbers are fans of Oakenfold, Tiesto and Erik Morillo (the other mega DJs) - Louie DeVito has become a superstar among an entirely different audience.
His N.Y.C. Underground Party, released on his own independent Elastik label, sold 450,000 copies. That may pale in comparison to cd sales of pop stars like Kelly Clarkson who sell in the millions, but it was enough to land Louie DeVito in the Guinness record books for all-time best-selling DJ mix compilation. Paul Oakenfold (listed in Guinness as the most successful DJ of all time) sold a mere 222,000 copies of his best-selling album to date, Tranceport (Kinetic).
"I called it 'New York City Underground Party," explains DeVito, "but I'm the first to admit that for the hard clubber, there's nothing underground about it. You have to define who you're asking. For your average mainstream dance fan, it's very underground."
In spite of all the success, or perhaps because of it, there is one thing DeVito claims has eluded him in his music career – respect. He's aware that many of his DJ peers consider him a sell out. DeVito inverted the hallowed DJ success paradigm, the one that clearly states that a DJ shall only release a CD (and then to generally modest success) after years of begging gigs at tiny clubs and working to headline at larger ones. DeVito was a Billboard success story before the club cognoscenti knew who he was.
DeVito, however, is unapologetic. "A lot of DJs in the club industry think that to be legit, you have to play hard, dark trance beats. I don't subscribe to those edicts. As a DJ, I'm not playing for myself. I play what my crowd wants to hear."
The music his crowd craves is an indulgent blend of radio-friendly club smashes, the sort of aerobicizing tracks where vocals are a prerequisite and the synth riffs are bigger than Yankee stadium. And though harder DJs may label his music 'commercial', it's DeVito who is taking over the nation's most prestigious booths. In addition to monstrous record sales, and because of them, he is being aggressively courted by the same clubs the trance DJs once believed was exclusive to them.
Case in point, DeVito released the much-anticipated Pacha cd (Pacha, for those outside of the club realm, is the crème de la crème of nightclub chains). There are Pachas in every major world city including New York, Rio De Janeiro, Madrid, and the party capital of the planet, Ibiza.
Landing the Pacha gig was a major coup for DeVito. It sent shock waves through a club community who despite his record sales, had misjudged DeVito's viability in the scene. Now, no matter how they felt about his legitimacy, they could no longer deny Louie DeVito's prominent position in the DJ hierarchy.
In support of the Pacha album, Louie DeVito will embark on an international Pacha tour. He will play every Pacha nightclub in the world, and spin the harder beats than what his American fans might be used to.
Due to the success of DeVito's first Pacha cd, including a recent June 07 appearance at Pacha Ibiza, the fate of Louie's craft has been embraced. A respectful second "Pacha NY" double CD has just been signed and released on Ultra Records.
"I've built my career on what peers consider 'mainstream driven' music," he says. "I don't really care what DJs may say about me. I'm not playing for them. My only concern is giving a kick ass party. That's what I'm about."