New York, USA
Brazilian-American John Valente, "Valenche" has always had a love for music. Being raised both in Rio De Janeiro and New York, he was lucky enough to have been surrounded by an array of musical influences. His passions for music were not limited to a specific genre, his tastes are extremely diverse and range from 50's oldies to dance music and everything in between.
At the tender 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. By the time he was 17, John was oozing with inspiration to expand his musical knowledge. Still in high school, John started out as a roadie for Starlight Express DJ. It was the introduction to the industry he had longed for. He soon started to pick up the art of DJing and has been on the rise ever since. Without much support from his peers, John was forced to work harder to prove his doubters wrong.
Inspired by great DJ's such as Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez, Danny Tenaglia, and Frankie Knuckles, John 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 12+ years djing, 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
I play the following music genres:
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