Perez aka “DJ Ronn P” has been DJing and promoting events since the early 80’s—ever since he saw Grandmaster Flash (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five) perform his DJ wizardry. A television performance of Grandmaster Flash inspired Ronn to commandeer the family “record player” and mimic the then “new” and fascinating artistry. Thus began the many days & nights of “scratching” 33 & 45 rpm discs as he slowly drove his family crazy! Love of detail and perfection drove Ronn to master the Art—and eventually led to Ronn establishing himself as one of the busiest DJs for block/house parties across the city and throughout his teens. During this time, Ronn gained respect for his DJ skills while learning acumen and ethics as a businessman.
Ronn’s combined public and private education helped expose him to various audiences and music; all of which combined to make him a well-rounded DJ. Whether it was the high school parties Ronn DJ’d at his alma mater, Loomis-Chaffee, or the many parties he attended while a student at Hampton University, Ronn used every opportunity to enhance the Art of DJing and the Science of Business. His gigs allowed him to perform across the country and expand his knowledge and appreciation of all music. Ronn particularly prides himself on his ability to use the power of music to “move” people; similarly to a jazz artist’s ability to create and intensify moods for an audience...
Since returning home to Hartford, CT, Ronn expanded his scope—his expertise now ranges from DJing and Promoting to Event Planning. Ronn currently promotes and DJs events of all sizes along the entire East Coast--a short list of sample events include: nightclubs, weddings, private corporate events, black tie affairs, and birthday parties. As a DJ, Ronn takes pride in his reputation for versatility; playing everything from Jazz to Country, Neo Soul to Top 40, Old School R & B to Hip Hop! Always the gentleman, Ronn plays only the “clean” versions of songs; seeking the most wholesome experience for his diverse audiences.
Although Ronn believes his success is, in large part, due to his dedication and passion, he also gives credit to the educational opportunities he's had. Ever thankful and generous, Ronn donates a portion of his personal proceeds to local scholarship funds; believing a solid education to be the key for a bright future. This effort to "pay forward" helps Ronn support his community; just as his community supported him then--and now.
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From an early age, Dana was impressed by the control of and respect commanded by DJ’s--their ability to “move the crowd” and excite the masses through the use of music. At age 12, while watching a local DJ perform at a neighborhood block party, young Dana saw a vision of his future. This was an impression that would last the rest of his life! The fluidity displayed by the DJ--playing one hit song after another--mesmerized Dana. That’s when Dana knew he wanted to possess that same power…to grab, carry, and reshape the emotions of an entire crowd; all within a matter of minutes. He began by creating “mix tapes” for friends who trusted him—not only for his music selections, but for his “good ear for music.”
Within a few years, as with most people, “life happened” and Dana was pulled in many other directions. Although days were long and grueling, Dana still dreamed of, one day, being among the few who possess that “power.” That was the inspiration for Dana to continue to collect music--mostly from the Hip-Hop and R&B genres. As time passed, Dana’s music appreciation expanded to include other genres like: Top 40, Reggae, Latin, Jazz, House and Neo-Soul; this expanded appreciation would eventually allow Dana to service a wide range of audiences, once DJing became a reality.
In the 90’s, Dana became a successful party promoter in the Hartford, CT area. As much as he enjoyed promoting events, Dana’s passions were still on the music side of the business. Striving to realize his dream, Dana began to shape his life-long passion for music into a profession. Apprenticing with DJ Ronn P and DJ Deem, Dana practiced everyday, until he was comfortable enough to approach a friend about letting him perform at a party. The crowd’s response was overwhelming! In a relatively short period of time, Dana progressed from DJing house parties to playing at weddings, night-clubs, and corporate events. In addition, Dana has been the official DJ for the State of CT End of Session Celebration for the past 4 years!
Dana now DJs and promotes regularly for some of Hartford’s most upscale establishments like, Cloud 9 Lounge, Bocca Rossa, and The Russell. As a result of his commitment and business ethics, Dana has earned the respect of individuals, local businesses, and corporations. And, further distinguishing himself, Dana is committed to providing only the “clean” versions of music—a refreshing conviction!
Choosing DJ Dana allows you to work with a professional who will customize your plans via the specifications of your music. Your input and his expertise will create a life-long memory. Whether a birthday party, anniversary, corporate event, or wedding, Dana ensures that the music experience will forever linger… Although Dana’s personal journey has been challenging and laborious, he continues to demonstrate his willingness to work hard--for the love of music.