DJ DENNIS DA MENACE
DJ Dennis “Da” Menace C.E.O. of Salute Entertainment was born and raised in Spanish Harlem. This Young Harlem Kid With The Goldie Sound has been tearing up the club scene for the past 12 years. This young Ecuadorian has made his mark as one of the top club DJ’s in the business. His creativity and love for music is what sets him apart from other DJ’s. DJ Dennis “DA” Menace has taken his show to places like Las Vegas, Finland, Estonia, L.A., The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Chicago, and of course NYC. Dennis DA Menace is also one of the few, if not the only DJ to take his tunes to the city of Cairo and sharm in Egypt. His popularity in South Beach Miami requires him to travel down there constantly. Reggae Sensation Sean Paul made Dennis his official dj in 2001. Dennis toured with Sean Paul for 4 years. In 2001 Dennis participated in numerous Benefits in NYC for the 911 Victims. Also to note, that as a part of Dennis’ efforts to contribute and help raise awareness on health issues, he was the featured DJ for seven cancer events, three AIDS awareness events and was the DJ for the NY AIDS Walk event as well.
Not only has he destroyed clubs like BB Kings, Club Show, Billboard Live, Mansion, Opium, Crobar, Club NY, Club Cheetah, Copa Cabana, Club Exit, The Tunnel, Club Noche, Amnesia, Club Lazer, Club Carbon, he has also been on the road with various Reggae, Hip Hop and Reggaeton artist. He’s been part of many sold out concerts in places such as North Carolina, Bermuda, New York and Las Vegas. The concerts included headliners such as Redman and Method Man, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Eve, DMX, Elephant Man, Beanie Man, P-Diddy, and the late great Big Pun, only to name a few.
DJ Dennis DA Menace has a variety of mixed tapes and CD’s which has been picked as mix tape of the week on MTV. He has produced some of the hottest remixes with some of the other members of Salute Entertainment. These Remixes can also be found on vinyl under the AV8 Record label. Not only has he been around the world performing in many different night clubs but also on the airwaves on such radio stations like 107.5 WBLS with Wendy Williams in NYC. and 103.5 Da Beat in Miami. Dennis has also been featured on cable television show “The Roof” various times. He reaches out to over 70 million viewers and listeners on La Musica Urbana Channel on Music choice Cable Television. It doesn’t stop there, as Dennis has been the talk of many magazines like Stress, next level and the connection magazine, which have ran various articles about him. Recently, Dennis was also featured on BET Network’s 106 & Park as a guest DJ and has a successful radio show on Alist Radio (http://www.alistradio.net) for two years with over 1.2 million viewer and listeners.
Dennis toured out in Ecuador in 2007 which was very pleasing for him being that he is Ecuadorian. April 2006 Dennis was the official DJ for the Cuevoton / Life Beat Tour which took place throughout five major city’s Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, Chicago and New York on a weekly bases Dennis made his debut at the world famous Univision stage at the Calle Ocho Festival in 2007. His return to Calle Ocho in the month of April 2007 was sponsored by Hennessy where he played for thousands of fans. Currently, you can find DJ Dennis “Da” Menace at 5 weekly parties in the NYC/NJ Metropolitan Area, once a month in South Beach Florida and once a month in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.As a means to contribute back to the music community, DJ Dennis “Da” Menace has, and still currently does, hosted artist showcases once a month for the past 7 years. Through this effort, he supplies a platform for upcoming artists to display their talent, practice performing and gain exposure. He also creates an environment where all artists are treated equally and with respect.
In spite his busy schedule, DJ Dennis Da Menace and his brother DJ 1⁄2 Pint run a company called Salute Entertainment. Which consist of marketing, promotion, management, a clothing line called “SALUTE AND CONQUER” which currently designs men and women’s clothing and a make-up company called “CHANGING FACES”. Members of Salute Entertainment include Alex M.X. Baez (C.O.O. of Salute & Executive Legal Assistant at ASCAP), K7 of Famous Freestyle Group TKA, Jazanti,DJ Ric Roc, DJ Oreon, DJ Smalls, DJ Abrupt,DJ K2 (Salute Europe), DJ Mista (Salute Europe), DJ K.D. (Salute South) DJ Suave, DJ Yonny, DJ Lennox (Salute South), DJ Surge (Salute South), Dj Affect (Salute South) DJ Element (Salute South), DJ Swerve (South), his brother DJ 1⁄2 Pint and of course DJ Dennis Da Menace. Salute Entertainment is also on the verge of building their record label where they will be releasing their first artist “QUEST KURIAKI” Salute Entertainment branched out in different states and countries to form Salute South and Salute Europe. Hard work, determination and the love for music is why DJ Dennis “Da” Menace is one of the most recognizable DJ’s of his time.
© Alexander M.X. Baez 2011