Erik Mota was into the punk scene while growing up in the streets of La Puente, CA. At the age of 11, he picked up the guitar and joined a punk band with his neighbors. Later, he moved on to playing the drums. The band recorded demos at professional studios and performed at backyard gigs. He knew at a young age that performing in front of a crowd was what he wanted to do. The band ended up breaking up due to indifferences, but Erik still kept pursuing his love of music and was determined to follow his dreams of being a performer.
After the band split up, Erik got into the party scene and saw DJ Noez on the turntables. That was when Erik knew djing was his calling. It took a couple of years until he was able to buy turntables, but because he was low on money at the time, he could only afford belt drive turntables. He got some records and practiced on his grandmother’s ironing board.
Once Erik got better at djing, he was able to buy his first set of Technics and started doing house parties. DJ Noez, who was his mentor, and Robert Change of Dirty Freqs invited him to dj in the Downtown Fullerton area in 2006. In 2007, he picked up his first residency at Zendeja’s Night Club in San Dimas, CA and at Kettle and Keg in Fullerton, CA. Later, club promoter/ bail bondsman Jerry Curiel brought him to Club Spice for a try out and he picked up a residency spot there alongside DJ Charly X and Erick Neutron. You can catch him djing at various clubs throughout Southern California, from the Inland Empire stretching to the Hollywood area, covering clubs throughout Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.
Erik Mota continues to strive towards his goals and dreams of involving music and his passion for performing for crowds. In addition to being a dj, Erik is a remixer and a novice producer. His remixes are available on soundcloud.com djcity.com and mymp3pool.com, a website where dj’s from all over the world can download music. Some of his remixes and edits were number one for four months on the mymp3pool.com dance chart.