DJ Cisco has been DJ’ing since 1973. The first turntable he ever picked up was a Technique 1800. The sound that was heavily played, at that time, was Disco. But he was brought up on Salsa or Mambo, as it was then called. He was raised listening to the beats of Tito Puente, Machito and the legendary Tito Rodriguez, all of whom today, as ironic as it is, he plays their music in his arsenal of “mambo” beats.
House music also played a significant role in his love for music. His first vinyl was purchased at ‘Music Village’ in Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ and Joe was the man to see. Hippie Torales and Nelson (Butchie) were my great influences from the Branch Brook Ice Center to the Lincoln Motel (Club Zanzibar). He then took his musical ventures overseas in the military, from Spain to the Rock of Gibraltar, where he continued the love for DJ’ing. He gives Joe “big ups” and thanks him for all the music he shipped to him overseas by Music Village.
Then from the years of 1988-1993, he closed the door to music due to a bout with drug addiction. Finally, he saw the light and was blessed with recovery and resumed my DJ’ing. Today, he continues to play and is the resident DJ at ‘Club Side Street’ for (Artie Ramos) friend and mentor in the Bronx. He also owns and operates, Salsero FM Entertainment, professional DJ and sound services.
Having someone that believed in him and someone who he calls his brother, DJ Rich Fontanez from ‘Pieces of a Dream Entertainment’, expressed to him that he too could make his dreams come true. And together, they instilled this belief in the late DJ Joe Negron (RIP). Today also we tear up the charts on FACE THE BASS LIVE with our Live Streaming.
He would like to give special shout outs to: DJs David Sala, Carlos Santiago, Speedy (FTB) & William “Kato” Otero, director of ‘Latinos Unidos Record Pool’, a record pool he have been a member of for many years.For professional DJ services and sound, DJ Cisco can be contacted at (646) 314-2879.