“I’ve seen the right people do the wrong things,” Mr. Mauricio says of his experience working with music’s biggest names as one of the nation’s top DJs. “One day I say I’m gonna write a book and that’s what I’ll retire on.” Celebrities can breathe easy though because the Miami mixer isn’t about to spill his secrets just yet. He’s more concerned with making crowds groove at bourgeois establishments like South Beach’s LIV and Hollywood’s Playhouse.
While most record spinners these days opt to use Serato, Mauricio comes from an era of lugging crates filled with vinyl. But the tattooed DJ, who cites DJ AM, Mark Ronson, and Kid Capri as influences, has always adapted to the change in the music climate. However, his foundation lies in two turntables and records. Tune in to Southern Florida’s Power 96 to get a taste of his fluid mixes on the wheels of steel, as he holds listeners down on the afternoon drive during his Traffic Jam mixshow. From hip-hop to house, this music industry veteran runs through classics to new cuts.
As a member of the elite DJ management company S.K.A.M. Artist, Mr. Mauricio has taken his party rocking skills worldwide. He’s the reason songs get ingrained into clubgoers’ psyche and never leave. The same artists he mixes in his sets are those he drops some words of wisdom on, from Rick Ross to Rihanna to Calvin Harris. The trendsetter also lets loose on Page Six mentions and the value in production. Check out his story.