EDM: Respect the DJ — A Profile of DJ Bruno

When it comes to nightlife entertainment, DJs are  the main ingredient. One of the most influential DJs I have ever met is DJ Bruno from Boston. He’s been DJing in New England since 1987 and became known in the college scene in the late ’80s to early ’90s for mixing hip-hop, reggae, RnB, and house music. Then in 1991 he began a residency at the Boston Loft with Armand Van Helden, and in February 1992 he started the Legendary Utopia Parties. Utopia still remains one of Boston’s hottest deep house music events.

DJ Bruno won plenty of awards. In 2006, Boston Magazine named him DJ of the Year. In 2007, Weekly Dig awarded Utopia Sundays the Best House Night in Boston. Then, on December 22, 2012, DJ Bruno was forced to retire due to health issues. That same evening politician Tito Jackson gave him an award that said December 22, 2012, was DJ Bruno Day.

After an operation that caused him to lose some of his vision, he enrolled in the Carroll Center for the Blind where he learned to cope with his blindness. Determined to do what he loves, he came out of retirement in July 2013 and released his first mix CD in 14 months titled Blind Fury

I have the pleasure of performing with DJ Bruno in a Battle of the DJs on October 11 at 9pm at Paris Street Gallery in Everett, Mass. For event info, check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/286162681587141/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

EDM Club Listings 

October 4: Electric Haze: An all drum ‘n’ bass night; 29 Milbury St., Worcester, Mass., 9pm – 2am

October 11: Battle of the DJs: DJ Bruno vs. DJ Osheen; 101 Paris St., Everett, Mass.; 9pm – 2am

October 18 (after hours): DJ Chiss Vargas at Therapy; 7 Dike St., Providence. 

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