Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, by parents of Puerto Rican Decent, Dj Speedy Jr. moved to the Tampa Bay Area at the age of 12 and began to DJ at the age of 15. Following the footsteps of his father the original Speedy, Dj Speedy Jr. continues to dj in the Tampa Bay area. Dj Speedy Jr.’s first nightclub gig was a little club known in Tampa as Coco’s and ever since, he has performed at some of the hottest clubs that have opened in Tampa Bay Area like: Club Borinquen, Patricks Beach Club, Casablanca, La Cueva, Hyde Park Cafe, Turbulence, Capricornio (Carruceles), Club Atlanta, Club XS, Borderline, La Esquina Sabrosa, Mirage (Moets), FUEL among others. Dj Speedy Jr. helped start the first FM Spanish station in Tampa; El Rayo 106.1 FM and on that station, he featured the first latin music weekend mix show in town. He also volunteers his time on WMNF 88.5 FM (community radio) to assist his dad with his show, “The Latin Jazz and Salsa Show” going on 10 years strong. He was a radio announcer on Rumba 680 AM for 2 years and had 3 mix shows on that station, “La Cura de las 12”, “La Cura de las 5” and Friday and Saturday nights “Rumba Club Mix”. DJ Speedy Jr also was a guest DJ on El Sandungeo Radio Show hosted by DJ Neko syndicated on all Mega Communication Radio Stations on the East Coast locally on Mega 820AM in Tampa, and Mega 98.1FM in Orlando. He also hosted a locally produced Latin music video show called “Ritmo Latino TV” from 2001 until 2003. No music style is out of his range, he mixes everything from; Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Bachata, International, Freestyle and House, but is recognized and well known as one of the best Reggaeton DJ’s in Florida, and for his Salsa sets. He has been nominated for numerous awards, Latin Mixx (www.latinmixx.com) 2007 and 2009 nominee for Best Down South Latin DJ, 2010 nominee for Best Mixtape and 2007 nominee StreetsMos Latin Awards (http://www.myspace.com/streetsmos) Best Underground Latin DJ. HE IS LATIN MIXX’S (www.latinmixx.com) BEST DOWN SOUTH LATIN DJ FOR 2008 WINNER! He regularly tours nightclubs in Orlando, Ft. Myers, Panama City, Ft Walton Beach and currently you can find him on 92.5 Maxima FM every Saturday 8pm to 10pm Kalle Mix (www.925maxima.com), Spinning the Tampa Bay’s hottest latin nights.
DJ Speedy Jr
Written on 11/02/2015