One of our favorite segments on Back To The Boogie Radio Show is our opening segment with a disco-mix set by guest Deejays. This show is heard universally and based on that fact, we find lovers of Disco music all over the world both in those who deejay as well as those who appreciate to dance. We continue to find deejays around the planet that share a mix set for our show. This month’s mix sets on Back to The Boogie is by DJ Alejandro Alba of Dominican Republic.
DJ Alba’s Profile
A native New Yorker, born in 1968, raised to appreciate a wide range of sounds that helped shape my musical culture. By the time I was 10, Disco Music was at the fore front of the country and the emergence of stations like WKTU [Disco 92] and weekend dance shows on WBLS exposed me to the art of mixing. I instantly became a fan and understudy of the DJ mixers like Ted Currier.
By my 11th birthday I asked my parents for a mixer and 2 turntables, and by Christmas 1979 I was trying to recreate all the mixes I was listening and recording off the radio. In the early 80s my parents decided to move back to their native country of Dominican Republic, where I went to High School and later, college. Meanwhile, throughout the 80s, I was inserted into the Mobile DJ scene of the DR, which exposed me to several Radio Talents with whom I established a professional relationship.
In the late 90s, I became Producer/ Program Director and later GM, of a popular Radio Station [La Rocka 91.7FM]. My Radio career ended in 2006 after an 11 year run where I produced shows like: El Bonche del Viernes [1997-2002], Retro Dance Mix [1997-2002], La Patrulla de la Noche [1999-2002], ElektroPoP [2002-2006]. These shows were mostly House [all sorts] and 80s Dance [in all its forms].
My favorite genres have been: DISCO, Garage House and Deep House
Over the years, I have been very fortunate to collect many of my recorded shows throughout my radio career. Including some that were remotes from various clubs and broadcasted live on radio. After my radio career, I founded a very successful company that provides Media Monitoring services for advertisers and Media Agencies. Currently I’m still mixing as a hobby [all forms of music], just because I’ve never been able to get the music out of my system.
Since Disco Music was what got me started, and it’s the genre that I least was able to mix professionally, I started my DISCO DR profile on mixcloud allowing me to share some of the greatest music that has helped shape many professional DJ’s throughout the last 40 years!
Back To The Boogie Show comes on internet radio “LIVE” the 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. This 2 hour disco infused show is complete with a 30 minute mix set by guest deejays, followed by co-hosts, Freaky Frankie DJ & Carla Lala Ramos reminiscing the music, the artists, nightclubs and all that invoked the sub-culture of Disco. Tune in on http://www.theground.town or by TUNEIN App tunein.com/radio/The-Ground-s261201/
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