Growing up in the 1980s, the open-minded Mr. V was heavily influenced by house, hip-hop, Latin, garage, disco, R&B and jazz. Mr. V was enamored by the role a DJ commanded over a crowd and was taken by the talents of his friend Lord G., who had a weekly Thursday night party in NYC. Despite wanting to be a professional DJ, it wasn’t until he met the legendary Louie Vega that he found his calling. Louie Vega saw the drive and potential in Mr. V and hired the young Nuyorican DJ / producer as his assistant at Masters at Work. In this position Mr. V was given a rare glimpse into the global dance scene and before long was taking to the decks alongside his mentor. Mr. V has a wildly eclectic sound that brings spontaneity back to the art of DJing. In 2004, he launched his own label Sole Channel Music as a way to release music with complete control and artistic freedom. To date, he has many singles on the label including his most famous track, “Jus Dance”. Mr. V has also released productions, collaborations, and remixes for other labels including Vega Records, King Street Sounds, Flamingo Records, Defected Records, Play It Down, Strictly Rhythm and many more. Combining his multifaceted skills as a DJ, producer, and remixer, and with an ear towards dance music’s roots, Mr. V is a name to watch out for.