Who Is DJ Ray Colon
Ray Colon started DJ’ing in the 1980’s at the age of 15; spinning House, Club and Freestyle music. The DJ equipment and gear he used consisted of two Technics direct drive turntables, a two channel mixer and an amplifier that as DJ Ray Colon says, “My equipment was so old, I can’t remember some of the brand names. For speakers, I made my cousin disconnect his home stereo speakers so I could borrow them every time I had a gig. Initially, DJ’ing was just a hobby; I have always been into all types of music no matter what genre. For me it all started with doing parties in some of my friend’s apartments in Hoboken, NJ. As I look back on those early days in the DJ business I can vividly remember carrying all that equipment and 4 – 5 milk crates full of music up 4 flights of stairs.”
At one point DJ Ray Colon had to discontinue DJ’ing because of a hectic school and work schedule. After a couple of years passed the urge and passion for the music steered him back into the DJ and Club scene. “My good friend and mentor Ruben Ramos was always a positive influence on my career as a DJ. ‘We opened up a Latin Night for the mature and upscale crowd in Hoboken, NJ that was very successful. “
As DJ Ray Colon became well known in the club scene, he immediately began booking parties as a Mobile DJ for Weddings, Sweet 16’s, Birthdays and Anniversary events. As the amount of Gigs continued to grow, DJ Ray Colon soon realized that DJ’ing can be a serious business, In November of 2001, U-neekSounds Entertainment, LLC was born. U-neekSounds Entertainment has acquired much business through word of mouth and has also acquired some corporate accounts that regularly hire the entertainment company for their events.
Between 2007 and 2010 DJ Ray Colon was the featured DJ for the Bi-Monthly Mambo Fateegz Friday Salsa Socials: and in 2009 DJ Ray Colon became Musical Director and the headliner for the New York International Salsa Congress at the New York Hilton Hotel in NYC.
DJ Ray Colon has done events with dance companies such as SalsaFeverOn2 (Mario B Gonzalez), Elizabeth Melendez (Salsawonder), Ruben Ramos (Promoter, Politics, Mentor and friend), Juan Calderon (Cultural Explosion), Joe Burgos (Piel Canela Dancers), Thomas Guerrero(Santo Rico Dance Company), Abbey Plotkin (Mambo Mamas), Yesenia Peralta (Sangre Nueva), Ismael Otero (Caribbean Soul), Marcus Nieves (MDN Dance Studio), John “Choco” Knight (Mambo Fateegz, BASF, New York International Salsa Congress).
DJ Ray Colon has also worked for several bands as their sound engineer for both public and private events. These bands include: Son Boricua; Los Hermano Moreno; David Cedeno; Grupo Latin Vibe; Larry Umaña Y Pequeño Son,
Charangueando Con Tipica 73, Ray Rodriguez Y Swing Sabroso, Jerry Hernandez Y Orq. DeeJay, Armando Son Jimenez Y Orq. Sabor, Tropical Vibes and many others.