Since 2009, Bounce has become an avid traveler across the United States performing in various cities such as Miami, Chicago and Toronto. His distinct style of scratching, live remixing and blending classic party anthems spans to a wide variety of genres from Hip Hop to House, Spanish to Reggae and 70’s to current hits.
Over the past several years, Bounce has held residencies at some of the most prominent clubs/lounges in Miami including: LIV, Mondrian, Shoreclub and Blue Martini. In addition, he has performed regularly at Lumen Chicago and Roosevelt Room Toronto.
In 2010, Bounce became sponsored by Bacardi and was given the opportunity to DJ at all high profile Miami Heat games in the exclusive Grey Goose Lounge throughout the 2011 and 2012 NBA Playoffs. Soon after, Bounce became an head instructor at the Scratch DJ Academy in Miami where he develops new djs and teaches students how to mix properly.
In August of 2011 Bounce made his break into the international scene by touring Barcelona, Spain and various cities in Italy enhancing his ability to play for a wide variety of cultures. Currently, Bounce is emerging as one of the highest in demand video DJs in the nightlife scene and is expected to continue touring over the next several years.
Scratch DJ Academy Interview 2012
How did your DJ career start?
I got involved with djing at the age of 16 in Chicago, IL and taught myself how to mix after being influenced by local radio DJs. I considered myself a ‘Mixtape DJ’ for many years since I primarily produced mixes for friends and fellow students on high school/college campuses.
It wasn’t till 2005 when I received the itch to make Djing a career after becoming involved with the Scratch DJ Academy in Miami, FL.
Where did the name ‘Bounce’ come from?
The name ‘Bounce’ was given to me at the age of 13 by my friends in Chicago. After school we would experiment smoking cigarettes and would bring cologne to mask the stench from our parents. One day I didn’t have cologne so when I arrived at home, I immediately ran to the basement and found BOUNCE fabric softener to wipe over my clothes.
After that, I would always carry Bounce fabric softener with me thus given the name ‘Bounce.’
Do you do private events? Weddings?
In addition to clubs, I have over 7 years of experience performing at many private events from corporate to weddings. For more info contact Bounce Music Group.
Which other countries have you played?
I’ve played in Canada, Spain and Italy. I would definitely love to play more shows out of the country within the next 2 years.
With the evolution of the internet, people from around the world have easy access to my mixes and I get great feedback from fans everywhere from France to Australia.
What’s the best event you’ve played at?
Best event so far has to be Christmas Eve 2010 at LIV on the main stage. The club was pumped, I was pumped and I was also able to demonstrate my skills as a Video DJ. It was a great Christmas present that year.
Do you give DJ lessons?
I’m currently an instructor at Scratch DJ Academy in Miami’s Wynwood. I teach a variety of classes from DJ 101 to Advanced Mixing. For info on pricing including package deals, contact Amaris Estevez at Scratch DJ Academy Miami 305.576.3868