Valenche is a house DJ who was raised both in Rio De Janeiro and NYC. The way he describes his playstyle is “like trying to tell a story”. Having grown up with diverse types of music, he was able to embrace this and incorporated his knowledge with underground tech and techno driven music with a touch of Brazilian and afro influence.
At the age of 14, John started creating Brazilian funk beats with his cousin. He did it out of love for music and without any intention of turning it into a lifestyle. Still in high school, John started out as a roadie for a mobile DJ company and it was the introduction to the industry that he had longed for. He soon started to pick up the art of DJing and has been on the rise ever since. Without initial support from his peers, John used this as fuel to work harder and prove doubters wrong.
Inspired by great DJ's such as Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez, Danny Tenaglia, and Frankie Knuckles, Valenche did all he could to familiarize himself with the art and honor those whom he had looked up to. Growing from these artists he had the inspiration for all forms of house music from soulful house to Techno. Over the last few years, he has performed with the likes of Oscar G, Chus+Ceballos, DJ Boris, Victor Calderone, Chriss Vargas, Ace Alvarez, Norman Doray, Tommie Sunshine, David Waxman and many others at venues such as Cielo NYC, Pacha NYC, Neptunes Beach Club, Glo Long Island, and District 36. A turntable, hard work, and a dream. John will remain humble, hope to continue learning, and that you will join him on his ride to the top.
“Making people smile, setting the mood, having people dance…there’s nothing better”
Location: New York, United States
Price Per Gig: £100 to £200 per set
Booking Notice: 3 to 7 Days
Hire Me For: Bars, DJ Residencies, Festivals, Overseas Contracts
Technical Rider: CDJs, DJ Monitors, Mixer, Power Outlet, Sound System, USB Hub
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