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VERSATILE RADIO CELEBRATING 1 YEAR WITH DJ HANS IN DA MIXX

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DJ Hans, born on 7/28/73 as Hans Batista, hails all the way from Havana, Cuba where he & his family migrated to the U.S. (Miami, FL to be exact!) in 1980 on a makeshift raft out of banana leaves & plywood. This early resolve would set the standard for his tenacity to live out his dream and make his mark in the DJ world. His first real interaction with the art of DJ’ing came at the precocious age of 11 when he & his upstairs neighbor decided to join forces, each with their single turntable to make 2 wheels of steel, & DJ Hans started experimenting with scratching to, the very apropos song by Egyptian Lover, “What is a DJ if he can’t Scratch”. At this age, he also had his first brush with producing by editing his recordings on his Realistic tape deck. By age 13, DJ Hans & his cousin extraordinaire, Aramis Lorie (aka Jokey Jam), began earnestly dabbling with DJ’ing with their aberrant pairing of a Realistic & Gemini turntable & Pyramid mixer. However, this charismatic duo would be put on hold for about a year as DJ Hans briefly relocated to California where he had his first encounter with the almighty Technic 1200’s. He was exposed to the sounds of disco & freestyle being played at a high speed by a Mexican DJ. His stint on the west coast was short lived due to him being a menace to society, but this gave him the opportunity to link back up with Aramis & get back to work on his craft, where they began experimenting with the classics such as Dominatrix, Running by Information Society, Planet Rock, Gigolo Tony, etc. … and all of this from his cousin’s apartment in Hialeah, done in true Cuban style!  DJ Hans just moved on to his next adventure, which was Nightlife Productions, where he threw some of the best parties at Hot Wheels, banquet halls, and small clubs all over Miami.

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