In 1982, Hip Hop exploded onto the mainstream
when sounds from the likes of RUN DMC and
Public Enemy came booming into people's homes
and stereos. This was also the year that Carlos
Perez a.k.a. DJ Los was born in Glendale, CA.
The music produced by the pioneers of hip-hop
and other up and coming acts such as The
Pharcyde, De La Sol and A Tribe Called Quest
intrigued Los. He started collecting vinyl
before learning how to dj and began studying
the styles of local DJ’s, Mr. Choc, Qbert and
Mix Master Mike. At the age of 15, he
purchased his first set of turntables from a
neighborhood DJ. “I made $40 a week cleaning
up my mom’s restaurant,” he said. “I saved up
$600 and bought a pair of used 1200s and a
It wasn’t until 2005 when audiences realized his creativity on the tables where industry noteworthy as he rose through the ranks as one of Los Angeles’s hottest upcoming talents, which eventually landed him a highly sought after gig on L.A.’s #1 Hip-Hop & R&B station, Power 106.
Today, DJ Los has become one of Southern California’s hottest mixers as he continues to make a name for himself. He has dj’d at numerous industry events and has headlined at every leading venue in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, including Les Deux, Cabana Club, Central, LAX, Element, Day After, Ritual, Foxtail, Basque and The Aqua Lounge, to name a few.
His eclectic sets include everything from Hip-Hop, Pop, House/Electro, Rock, Disco, Soul and Funk, Reggae and R&B. On the turntables nothing is excluded from the mix, and this diversity and creativity has been what has continued to make DJ Los so popular amongst avid club goers and promoters.
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