El Barrio: Brooklyn, NY
The job of a deejay is to keep a crowd entertained and the party energized with good music. For New York’s own DJ Blazita, her mastery on the 1’s & 2’s was recognized last year when she was crowned “DJ of the Year 2010” at the Underground Music Awards and “Best Female DJ of 2010” at the Latin Mixx Awards.
“It was unexpected and I felt very thankful, but I’ve been having the toughest year of my life,” DJ Blazita reveals. “The awards are great recognitions that I am a talented DJ, but my reality is that I am still working hard trying to take my career to the next level.”
Dubbed the “hottest chic in the game,” the Boricua DJ has been putting work ever since her college days at Penn State University. In 2003, Blazita met DJ UMC on campus and convinced the college deejay to teach her how to spin vinyl. The pupil honed her skills quickly and after a couple years branched off and created her DJ Blazita moniker. In 2005, she relocated to NYC and shortly became a mainstay on the underground circuit. Her 90’s “Sex and the City” mix-tape series earned the versatile spinner critical acclaim and a Justo Mixtape Award in 2008. And last year, the legendary Funk Master Flex even let her cut a set on his Hot 97 show, as a part of his “Takeover” series.
Today, the sultry DJ -who specializes in Top 40, hip-hop, R&B, Dance and Latin- has taken her party internationally. Recently rocking the wheels-of-steel during a three-city tour of South India to being named actor/hip-hop artist Al Be Back’s official DJ to landing a slot on Internet radio station urbanhitzradio.com to working with her artist Ja’Shayla, Blazita seems to be putting her dark days of 2010 behind her. The next step for DJ Blazita is to establish herself alongside Flex on the FM dial. “I want to be on FM,” she explains. “It’s time I get a mix show slot on Hot 97.” –Lulaine Compere, February 2011