4822 Telegraph Ave, Oakland , CA
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Born and raised in Oakland, Delgado has been a professional DJ since 1992 when he started playing at his high school dances. Raised in the “traditional” hip-hop mixing style, which focused on matching beats and scratching, his main musical interest was in reggae. In 1994, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked at numerous clubs and at radio station KSPC. From 1995–1999 he had the most listened to reggae radio show in California, according to Arbitronratings. He was also the recipient of “DJ of the year” from the LA reggae society, won multiple soundclashes, and his mix cds were selected by the LA Weekly as “mixtape of the year” in the "other genre" category in 1998. At the turn of the millennium, he had weekly residencies at the House of BluesKey Club, and Century Club, and toured with Eek-A-Mouse, the Wailing Souls, andFreddie McGregor. After being featured in the New York Times in 2003, he moved back to Oakland.
Since returning to Oakland, he has continued to DJ as much as his day job allows, and has had a number of residencies through out the Bay Area. He is currently available to play reggae, hip hop, soul, remixes, and most urban formats for club residencies or guest appearances. As a rule, 20% of his events are benefits for charities.
Delgado has distributed 30,000 mix cds through out the country, has a Bay Area mailing list over 5,000 names long, and had his CDs downloaded and over 5000 times. A lover of the written word, Delgado also maintains a popular blog at
As evidenced by his sustained success and varied working experience, Delgado is known through out the industry as being very reliable, responsible, and easy to work with (his day job as a vice principal at an Oakland public middle school also attests to this). He has extensive knowledge of many styles of music, as well as the technical aspects of sound systems and wiring. He is always willing to discuss his availability or consult on upcoming events by phone or e-mail.