DJ (Renzo) Lorenzo Haire
Professional International Event DJ/MC
DJ Renzo (Lorenzo Haire) started to deejay roughly 3 years ago shortly after he moved to Washington D.C. He became a DJ by pure happenstance. Being an avid music lover, having grown up with a Latin music influence and having a plentiful collection of music it only made sense when DJ Vino asked him to fill in for him while he was away – and, as they say, the rest it history. Renzo has quickly risen to the ranks of one of the areas top salsa DJs. Aside form salsa, Renzo also mixes Top 40, Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Swing and many other genres as well.
What makes him an in-tuned DJ is the fact that he is also an avid dancer. Utilizing this knowledge is what has helped propel him on the scene. He credits knowing what dancers like to hear as a silver lining in his growth as a DJ.
Renzo prefers the heavier, percussion driven rhythms of salsa and counts some of his favorite salsa artists as Sonora Poncena, Roberto Roena, Ray Perez, Ray Barretto, Conjunto Universal, La Terrifica and Just Betancourt. Overall, Renzo loves all salsa from the Cuban rhythms, Columbian salsa to modern day salsa romantica. If it has the clave and cowbell he can be seen bopping along to it.
Renzo is currently the house DJ at Eden (DC), Lucky Strike (DC) Rio Cantina (Va) and Red Maple (Md). Renzo has also traveled to DJ at the following places:
Chicago Salsa Congress (2), DC Salsa Congress (2), Connecticut Salsa Festival, Philadelphia Salsa Fest, North Carolina Salsa Festival (3), North Carolina Salsa Extravaganza, Masacote Black & White Charity Ball (Boston), Mambo Fateegz Social (NYC), Extreme Japan and the Endless Summer Soire (Miami). DJ Renzo has also deejayed at several other events throughout the East Coast.