Mel DeBarge Mel DeBarge New York City Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Booking: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Despite growing up in a musical home and developing a deep understanding of the craft from his uncle - a skilled disco deejay - Mel never had visions of spinning records. While studying abroad in Japan, however, he began collecting records and reluctantly agreed to deejay a friend's birthday party. Now, years later, Mel's meteoric rise in the DJ sphere speaks for itself. Called upon to play in nightclubs and entertain at private and corporate parties around the globe, Mel has won critical acclaim for his technical skill, but he insists his success stems from something more personal. "I make sure my personality comes across in my performances. The personal connection with the audience is not only what I enjoy most about deejaying, it's also the reason I keep the dance floor full." Mel has been featured in a breadth of publications including Forbes, In Touch, Us Weekly, OK! Magazine, Complex, Vice, BlackBook, New York Daily News, and Time Out New York.