Eric Nagrampa, better known by his stage name, DJ E-Rock, earned his chops in the pre-Serato days and has been fortunate enough to build one of the strongest brands in the business today. He is currently the Saturday night resident DJ at one of the hottest venues on the strip in Las Vegas, Haze Nightclub, where he is the focal point of the nights branding; “E-Rock Saturdays.” He also maintains monthly residencies at San Diego’s most exclusive nightclub, Fluxx, Hollywood hotspots, Roxbury and AV Nightclub, and San Francisco’s most premier venue, Infusion Lounge, where he is also the program director and talent buyer. Outside of his monthly plays, he frequents quarterly in Scottsdale, Sacramento, Atlantic City, Chicago, St. Louis, Reno and other cities.
Outside of the nightclubs, E-Rock has rocked the turntables for an A-list of clientele, including Akon, Nelly, Vernon Davis, CC Sabathia, Barry Bonds, Jamie Foxx, Lil Jon, Travis Barker and Tommy Lee. Even with the celebrity rolodex and high profile clubs, don’t expect DJ E-Rock to forget about his roots. “I have always treated every opportunity with the utmost importance. Whether the venue was big or small, I always went for it—and I still do. I’m never too cool to play a small venue anywhere people are ready to have fun.” Nor is he too cool to spin records in front of tens of thousands – especially when it’s at the home games of his beloved San Francisco Giants.
“It’s extremely important to research what’s hot in each city; it’s how you engage your crowd. I would love to only play what I want, of course, but as a DJ, you’re there to make thousands of people have fun. Making a difference in someone’s night is my favorite part of DJing.”
Chris Kasteler – Director of Operations: Roxbury Hollywood
“It’s not often that you encounter a DJ [E-Rock] that can alter the game”