Bio: DJ AMIR
The buzz around DJ Amir usually includes one of the following phrases: “the chosen one” or “the LeBron James of the wax- spinner scene.” In a city oozing DJ talent, this talk isn’t taken lightly. Especially considering Amir is only 29. Known for his lightning-fast cuts and scratches, Amir is a shining example of what’s become a Philly DJ trademark: using technical turntable mastery to rock a party. “I started DJing in 2001,” he reflects. “I was in eighth grade when my mom bought me turntables for Kwaanza.” The next summer Amir became a fixture at Armand’s Records, hanging out longer than some full-time employees. There he met DJ Fatcat, who took the youngster under his wing. “From [Fatcat] I met DJ Touchtone. Touchtone opened his arms up to me, and every day after school I’d go to 103.9. He’d have me practicing for two or three hours.” All that practice led to a weekend gig DJing at Sneaker Villa in the Gallery Mall, where Amir worked through high school.
Like many young folks his age, Amir spent way too much time on the streets, narrowly avoiding more than a few collisions with disaster. But he’s eager to leave that trouble behind. “This past year a lot of things changed in my life for both good and bad, and it made me see I’m blessed in everything I’ve got,” he says. “I do have talent, so why not use it? It’s hard, ’cause you can get distracted easily. A lot of people are dying. Your homie gets killed and you feel a certain way, but you don’t wanna mess your life up. You gotta be smart.” With that being said DJ Amir didn’t fall victim to the negative circumstances. He went on to become the Official DJ for DefJam Artist Beanie Sigel and has been featured on Mr. Sigel’s latest album “The Solution.” Along with album appearances DJ Amir has toured with Beanie Sigel and shared the stage with many other DefJam acts. With being one of the most well known Dj’s in the area, it was only a matter of time before Dj Amir would receive that phone call to touch the stage with Philadelphia’s very own Hip Hop star, Meek Mill. Dj Amir then went on to become Meek’s personal tour Dj. From djing events such as “The Dreams and Nightmares Tour” to the “2012 BET Hip Hop Awards” its clear to see that Amir’s talents have taken him very far. Along with the many blessings that have came with working with Meek, Amir was honored to receive an endorsement deal with popular athletic brand PUMA.
Throughout Amirs career he was able to develop numerous friendships but none would be like his friendship with Tampa Bay Buccaneers star wide receiver DeSean Jackson. With holding a very close friendship with DeSean, Amir was able to take his talents and open new doors in his career. With currently being DeSean’s very own personal dj, Amir has been able to provide his talents for numerous different events held by DeSean. From in-store events and appearances, events associated with “The DeSean Jackson Foundation” to yearly “Stop The Bullying” appearances at the local high schools, Amir and DeSean still continue to work together and hold a very close friendship. Dj Amir still currently holds the title as being one of Philadelphia’s most recognized and well known dj. Even with his many different ventures he’s still able to hold the tri-state area down with Exclusive music and mixtapes.
DJ Caesar is one of the most versatile and hardworking DJs in the industry. He comes from Panamanian roots but was raised in Burlington, NJ. Growing up in the U.S. while living in a Spanish speaking home exposed him to various genres of music ultimately influencing his love of diversity within music and decision to become a DJ.
After co-hosting a college radio show in 2006, he caught the radio bug and began to pursue his career. In 2008, while attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Cherry Hill, NJ, he landed an internship at 100.3 The Beat in Philadelphia. His dedication and desire to learn every aspect of radio and broadcasting impressed management and he was offered a permanent position as a Promotions Assistant. After a year, Caesar took a chance and quit to pursue his goal of becoming an on air personality and DJ.
Shortly thereafter, DJ Caesar was hired as an intern at Sirius XM. Taking the initiative to learn board operations as an intern opened the door for a new opportunity. After completing his internship with Sirius XM in 2010, he was hired as a board operator and worked with various stations within Sirius. Admiring his drive and motivation his superiors, once again promoted him. In 2013 Caesar was awarded his own two-hour hip-hop show on Sirius XM’s Shade 45 titled #WeekendWork, co-hosted with Coach PR, every Saturday morning from 10am-12pm. #WeekendWork is a wildly popular two hour segment that is an ode to the hip-hop culture and its lifestyle.
DJ, Radio, and Television personality Megan Ryte is a young veteran in the world of entertainment. With 10 years in the game, she first began building her name in the Hampton Roads area as a DJ, before getting her big break in radio as a ‘Morning Show’ talent on Norfolk’s WOWI-103 Jamz, under the name DJ B*Ryte. Making the move to Miami, Ryte worked as a radio personality and DJ at WPOW-Power 96, before getting the opportunity to move to West Palm Beach. There, she held down the ‘Afternoon Drive’ time slot while Program Directing WMBX-X 102.3. She later played a lead role in the station’s format transition. In 2014, her experience landed her a dual position at Houston’s KBXX-97.9 The Box and KMJQ-Majic 102.3, as the ‘Night Show’ radio co-host and DJ.
During her time in Houston, Megan began working full-time in television as a ‘Digital Content Producer’ and ‘On-Air’ talent for KRIV-Fox 26. Serving as the stations entertainment and lifestyle reporter, Megan produced a special project series and discussed trending social media topics. Digitally, she covered breaking news writing reports and taking photos that helped gain her national attention via social media.
While juggling her radio and television responsibilities, Ryte has also traveled the world as a tour DJ for some of your favorite artists; including Ameriie, K. Michelle, Natalia Kills, and currently Roc Nation’s Justine Skye. As a DJ, Ryte has spun at some of the world’s most notable venues, and high profile events. She has worked with a number of brands and has been showcased on national TV.
In 2015, Ryte landed her dream job at New York City’s Legendary WQHT- HOT 97, serving as the stations ‘Midday On-Air Personality’ and ‘Mix-Show’ DJ. Hitting the ground running, Ryte joined WNYW- Fox 5 as a TV Reporter and host, and covered high profile music stories. She also co-hosted a Saturday night show on the station titled – Studio 5. Within the same year, she was named one of the newest members of DJ Enuff’s world renowned Heavy Hitter DJ Crew.
You can currently catch Megan on the airwaves weekday’s from 10am to 3pm on NYC’s HOT 97.