Carlos A. Davila, aka “LazyBoi” was born in 1970. LazyBoi’s love affair with music began at an early age. Although exposed to many different musical genres in his youth, he gravitated to the sounds of Soul and R&B – the musical preference of his Mother. Her vinyl collection provided him an early education on such artists as Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Isley Brothers, B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Johnny Taylor. The family also had an extensive collection of Motown classics. Like with most people, music has always played a pivotal role in DJ LazyBoi’s life.
His father, who was enlisted in the US Navy, probably provided him with the most diverse exposure to music, with his collection of 8-tracks ranging from Stevie Wonder’s “Innervisions” album, a 1970 Soul Train compilation album, the Ohio Players, and many contemporary Jazz albums.
As he grew older, he began to explore music on his own ranging from Rock, Pop to Disco. However, by 1979, he discovered Hip Hop and fell in love. Hip Hop remained the soundtrack to his life through grade school, marriage, and a growing family of his own. But as Hip Hop changed, so did his longing for something different grow. It wasn’t until he met Riquena, that he found that new sound; a sound that ignited a new love affair with music.
Welcome, LazyBoi, to the “underground.” The soulful sound of House music embodied everything he loved into a rhythm that was hypnotic and intoxicating. That sound would inspire him to spin and create mixes of his own. “I haven’t been doing this long enough to understand the debate between digital and vinyl DJ’s”, says LazyBoi. “Technology cannot replace the ‘ear’, and a good DJ ought to use technology to enhance (not replace) his performance.” LazyBoi goes on to add, “I’m not a top tier DJ with a long resume, but I play like one every Tuesday night right here at FaceTheBassLive.com!”