DJ/Producer Remixer Elliott Venegas aka DJEV has been in the business for over 40 years. He was born on the 5th of February 1963 in Brooklyn NY, and was brought up during the time when disco was at its best. Elliott was raised in a Latin / Disco family surrounded by his older sisters who were true Disco Divas, with such inspirational influences, Elliott was destined to reside with music forever.
While barely a teenager, his brother-in-law introduced him to turntables, sparking his interest in spinning. Early on, Elliott was inspired by "92 KTU's" Ted Curier's concept of blending music. Ever since then, he has been perfecting his technique, developing his own unique and dance-oriented style while collecting the hottest of current house music.
Elliott’s passion for the music matched that of the crowd's during the peak of the New York underground. There were many opportunities for Elliott as he played in venues that have made major contributions to the nightlife around the world. Starting in 1977, Elliott played regularly to enthusiastic crowds at house parties, and collaborated with several friends as "The party doctors". In 1981 he performed for his first club audience at "one's 111 disco where he continued as the Thursday night resident DJ with Dennis Gregory, this lasted for three years. He was a guest DJ at Roseland, Zanzibar, Studio 54, Iponima, and the Ozone Layer. He was a regular at the Paradise Garage, The Loft, and Bond's International.
Elliott was always absorbing what was new and hot while paying attention to the crowd's wishes and responses. While working at Dance Tracks, which starting in 1999, he was able to use his expertise in the field of music in sales. He was head of the mail order department, and began advising the international clientele on the most current tracks.
In more recent years Elliott has performed at Baktun, Legends, and Club Vinyl for Shelter and made guest appearances with DJ music Producer Louie Vega for Dance Ritual. Elliott has also made several guest appearances on a internet radio station such as prepartyradio with Jose G. Elliott Venegas also had his own Very successful internet radio show on facethebasslive for 5 years .
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Elliott Venegas continues to make guest appearances at some of the hottest parties in NY, NJ, and VA. Elliott’s main focus has shifted to production. He has worked closely with Willie Washington, Jovonn at next move, and John Cutler of Distant Music, Louie Vega and so many others.
So what about the future for DJ Elliott Venegas,, well for now he is focusing on production. After spinning for so many floor fillers, he released tracks of his own. He has put out club bangers such as "THE PRAISE EP", NO MATTER WHAT, AFRO GROOVE on Westend records and "THE RHYTHM" with Ariel "lights" Figueroa on Wave Records with Francois K. And now has joined forces with the Italian International record label LadyMarySounds Records and his
track is featured on the LadyMarySounds 1st Anniversary Collection - a remix on Afrihouse Rhythm Staircase Djev Dark Mix and his own E.P. "Its All About The House Music".
And now joined "Soul Shift Music" Record label and put out "THE UNITY HOUSE E.P. Vol.1
Also in 2014 he became a staft member of PARADISE GARAGE team (special thanks to Joey Llanos & David DePino and GMHC )
Elliott Venegas' role in the music industry is inspired by his understanding of how music positively affects peoples' lives. He continues to plays high energy, crowd-pleasing music that makes it clear that "LOVE IS THE MESSAGE AND MUSIC IS THE ANSWER.
Elliott Venegas’s tracks