DJ Tony Drake

DJ Tony Drake was born in Jamaica Queens, NY, but was raised in the Southwest city of El Paso, Texas. It wasn’t until after visiting his uncle, who is a DJ in North Carolina, that Tony Drake decided to actively pursue DJ’ing. With no one to hold his hand and teach him, Tony spent close to two years in his basement trying to emulate the DJ’s he heard on the radio and on mixtapes before he told anyone that he owned a pair of turntables. When asked why, he responded, “I felt it was disrespectful to the craft for me to call myself a DJ just because I had two turntables and a mixer. I wanted to make sure that I was at a place where I fully understood what being a real DJ actually was.” Tony says that while in his basement he grew to admire DJs like DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Scratch, Jam-Master Jay, Mick Boogie, and his uncle DJ Hurricane. Now residing in the DMV area (DC, Maryland, and Virginia), Tony continues to work on his craft while attempting to bring good music to the masses.

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