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Ben Tuklang, also known as Jay Da Silva, fell in love with House Music at the age of 9. He heard his friends talking about Vato Gonzalez and his teacher about DJ Chuckie. After he had done some research about them he had a new love: MUSIC.
At the age of 14 he bought his own DJ-set and began as “Benny Sanchez”. He was already going to parties in Citylife, Reeuwijk, where his football coach had a job as a barkeeper. Suddenly he came with the idea to send a mix to Citylife. After he sent three messages he got prime-time at a Teenage Party!
In the meantime he was already busy producing but it was difficult for him, so he focused on his DJ skills. Performing and producing got only better! But because of his age, under 18, he did not get more bookings in other clubs. But his records, which he produced himself were played by some famous DJs.
Fortunately Jay da Silva has connections with DJs from Amsterdam, they gave him the chance to spin in clubs like Club Roses, De Melkweg and more.
He changed his name in Jay Da Silva and from that moment on he is a hot Latin House DJ.
The last three years he is mixing, producing his own music and is playing in various clubs. He entered the DJ Contest of Essential Artists in 2011 and he was a finalist in Bungalow 8, Amsterdam!
With only 16 years young, he was the youngest participant! He was already Essential Artists’ favorite and got compliments on his set from Afro Bros and Carlos Barbosa.
A few months later he was invited to perform at the EA Talent Stage at one of the Sexy on the Beach editions. After that, the CEO of Sexy Events gave him an opportunity to perform in Moef Gaga, Lloret de Mar, during the Sexy Mother Fucker Summertour. After the Summertour, Jay Da Silva was to be heard at the Grand Closing Party, Sexy on the Beach.
Beware! This is only the beginning! Jay Da Silva has never been so motivated.
He is making his name HUGE and people already call him the “The Prince of Drums”!