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ABOUT DJ SLICE
"Music is not what I do, It is who I am"
Chris “DJ Slice” Rodriguez born February 2, 1985 in Camden New Jersey, raised by a single grandmother who moved him to Wildwood New Jersey hoping for a better life.
From a young age, Chris learned the life of the streets and had to find a way to escape the harsh realities of violence, gang life, and domestic abuse, just to name a few. So he spent all of his days with his headphones on, getting lost in his music, listening to Freestyle, Hip Hop, R&B, country, oldies, and rock. Music was his passion, and his saving grace.
“When I perform, my music takes me to a place where I can be myself without judgement or fear. I am never afraid to break the boundaries and I love creating mixes by melding different genres together. When I play music, I get to see how the audience appreciates my talents. Music sets people free, and I’m overcome with joy knowing that my life has a purpose by enriching the lives of others."
In Wildwood circa 2000, DJ Slice started his career with a passion and dream. Chris teamed up with DJ Master J and M&J Entertainment to perform at private parties and nightclubs. Years later, Coastal Broadcasting System offered him a position as a board operator where he eventually became live radio DJ on the station.
Chris later on created Wow Factor Entertainment for one purpose, to allow his clients to have a "one stop shop" for their entertainment needs. In 2016 he was offered the opportunity to host his own mix show live on 98.7 FM WCZT The Coast and sister station 106.3 FM The Shore WJSE. While on the airwaves DJ Slice earned the title of "The Fresh Prince of Radio" given to him by the fans who loved him.
In 2016, DJ Slice won first place in the DJ Invitational by Foam ‘n’ Glow for the chance to perform with DJ 4B, Rainman, Brillz, and Swoosh & Twist in Wildwood, NJ. After his success with Foam ‘n’ Glow, DJ Slice was offered a spot to perform in front of 12,000 people on the beach at BeachGlow.
In 2017, The City of Wildwood awarded DJ Slice a plaque of appreciation for his dedication to his career, showing strength to have the ability to overcome a difficult childhood and finding success proving you don’t have to be a product of your environment. He holds a key to the city and has his very own “DJ Slice day”, on August 9th.
In 2018, DJ Slice performed at the March Freestyle Madness at The Block at Harrah’s Casino Philadelphia, with some of the music legends he grew up listening to as a child; Stevie B, Coro, K7/TKA, Peter Fontaine, and Rob Base. Following this event, DJ Slice entered the Corona Electric Beach “Battle for the Beach” competition for a spot at EDC Las Vegas, where an online voting system accounted for a portion of the competition. DJ Slice’s mix received the most votes out of the entire country.
In 2019, DJ Slice performed at the Old Skool Throwback party with Johnny O, Cynthia and Rob Base. Soon thereafter, the King of Freestyle, Stevie B, asked DJ Slice to be his Official DJ (which would be the first DJ that Stevie B has ever had). Stevie B offered DJ Slice a Director position of Royalty Radio, owned by the King of Freestyle. DJ Slice can now also include on his list of distinctions as a mix show host, West Coast radio stations; Rhythm 105.9, iHeartradio Weow 92.7 and 100.9 fm The Heat. Later in the year Slice started to show face on other stages with big artists in different genres which started to be a dream come true for him.
In 2020, DJ Slice received an email to be selected as a guest mixer for SiriusXM's Pitbull's Globalization Channel 13! Recently, he was a guest DJ for DJ Laz ( Lazaro Mendez, well known for discovering Miami-Dade artist Pitbull). DJ Slice was then invited to spin at Fever Records Drive-In concert at Adventureland in Long Island, New York by Sal Abbatiello. To round out the year, DJ Slice was then asked to showcase his skills in Medellin Colombia by Artists At Play (owned by Joey "Bang" Restivo, who also founded the famous boy band Linear). DJ Slice debuted in one of Medellin's most well known clubs, "Club Gusto". He made such an impact with his unique sound and infectious personality.
In 2021 Stevie B introduced DJ Slice to Alan Beck, owner of Pacific Concert Group
(PCG). This led into a budding relationship where Slice was signed as a professional
tour DJ and brand ambassador. PCG is well known as one of the largest entertainment
companies in the United States. PCG specializes in oldies, Hip hop, R&B, freestyle, and
more. Some of the featured artists are Ice Cube, Bone Thugz N Harmony, E40, Sugar
Hill Gang, The Isley Brothers, Keith Sweat, Genuwine, Morris Day and The Times, Rose
Royce Group, Denise Williams, Zapp Band, and more
A big break came for Slice in the summer of 2021 when he was asked to perform as a
guest DJ for 3 days at Barefoot Country Festival in Wildwood NJ in front of a sold out
crowd of 35,000 guests. Sharing the stage with Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band,
Dan + Shay, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jimmie Allen, Chris Lane, Jon Pardi, and many more.
Later that year DJ Slice ventured out on his own organizing and hosting a fundraising
freestyle concert for the NJFMBA (New Jersey state firefighters mutual benevolent
association). This was an honor as the organization funds charities helping families that
have been affected by the travesties that occur in the line of duty. This show was such a
success the organization asked Slice to make it an annual event.
Adding to the list of independence, Slice hosted “Freestyle by the Sea” at Seaport Pier
with John Little. A sold out show featuring Ja Rule, O-Town, LFO, and Chris Kirkpatrick
In April of 2022 while DJ Slice was performing a private fundraising event with Stevie B,
Taylor Dayne, and Rick Springfield, Slice had to overcome a life threatening medical
emergency. This required immediate surgery from a previously unknown diagnosis of
diverticulitis, resulting in a colostomy bag for the following year. His mission during that
year was to bring self awareness and education to his supporters.
After a long road of recovery, less than a year later in November, Slice went back on the
road with PCG, touring across the states. He was asked to tour in Brazil on Stevie B’s “O
Baile Dos Sonhos” show with multiple groups from the 80’s & 90’s in front of a crowd of
over 17,000 fans, concluding his 2023 tour.
DJ Slice’s goal is to become a global music influencer in the entertainment world so he can make an impact with “touching lives with positive vibes”. He continues to grow his brand and create experiences that are meaningful to himself and to his audience.
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