DJ Kast One
- New York, NY
More informationIt all began in 1993 with one turntable, a tape deck and an old school pyramid mixer. DJ Kast One felt that he could make remixes of popular records just like the ones he would hear on mix tapes and the radio, by blending the accapellas off the tape eck, with an instrumental playing on the turntable. This is the foundation, the originality and spontaneity that Kast One brings to the turntables every time he gets on the set.
Born and raised in The Bronx, Kast One was exposed to the dj culture early in life. He lived in the building that overlooked the famed Cedar Park, where DJs would set up shop every weekend and tear it down. Once I witnessed the control the DJs had over the crowd and the way they made everybody enjoy themselves, I knew it was something that I wanted to do. Incredibly, thats exactly what he did.
Kast One began like most local DJs - spinning at house parties and making mix tapes for friends at school. It was not until Kast One reached college that he began to focus on reaching a broader audience. As soon as the opportunity arose, Kast One began to DJ a weekly show on his college radio station. However, the drive did not end there. The momentum he gained on college radio helped him secure performances at numerous other college campuses including, but not limited to, S.U.N.Y Old Westbury, S.U.N.Y Binghamton, S.U.N.Y Albany, S.U.N.Y Stony Brook, S.U.N.Y Buffalo, Long Island University, Hofstra University, Pace University and many more.