Chicago, United States
Born in the city of Chi-town this young aspiring DJ found a home in the party scene at a young age. Starting off with a group of fellow DJs called “Live It Up” a group lead by Ricky Rockin’ Aldana, our DJ found his passion for music through the art of “getting your beats tight”. In those early days he was known as Joe "Pump It Up" the DJ who was always “melting the wheels of steel” at house parties in his community as well as high school parties. “In those days it felt like everyone else in the neighborhood was either on drugs or gang banging this was our outlet our way of expressing ourselves,” he explains. However, our DJ did not solely use mixing to express himself during that time. In fact, he started expressing his passion for music by manipulating his bones and defying gravity as a break dancer. "Breaking is what got me into the music scene it was another way to express my passion for music" he explains. For more on DJ Payback go to djpayback.com!