DJ Platano is a pioneer who loves to party. With a multi-faceted DJ background, Platano enjoys a solid reputation as a reliable open-format entertainer with creative musical timing and a sophisticated presence at your event.
Ever evolving, Platano combines hip-hop, classic rock, country, funk, classic throwbacks, all genres of Latin and current Top 40 hits for one highly-energetic, seamless mix. Platano has established himself as a competent professional with a unique style and a guaranteed result: one breathtaking party from beginning to end.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love entertaining and making people laugh and have a great time. When the guests are entertained, the hosts are happy, which in turn makes me really happy!
What are your strengths?
I specialize in weddings and provide a plethora of experience within the industry. Bringing entertainment to you! My dynamic personalities and can-do attitude have been making memorable moments since 2010! I take pride in my work. Additionally, I can mix, blend, fade, choreograph songs, provide special requests and can read crowds like no other! I prepare for every occasion as I provide consultations, timelines, and custom playlist requests ensuring I am in tune and in step with every minute of your special day!
How did you become a Dee Jay?
I attended a Marine Corps Birthday Ball in 2005 at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The ball room was filled with dignitaries and VIPs. The décor and ambiance were top-notch. There was only one problem…the DJ did not “fit the bill” (My mother raised me not speak about anyone, unless it was say something nice). So, I pulled out my “Ipod”, plugged it in, and literally started the party. Later that evening I approached the event coordinator and told him that I was going to do the Marine Corps Birthday Ball the following year. Professionally I have been in the DJ business for 6 years now!
How many events do you do per year?
I MC & DJ approximately fifty (50) gigs per calendar year. To some people that sounds like a lot and to other people that sounds like a little. For me it's the perfect amount where I can give each client and their event the focus it needs to be excellent.
Favorite way to spend a day when you're not keeping the dance floor packed?
I am retired Marine and now shaping young minds as a Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Corps (JROTC) instructor, finding the perfect balance between work and pleasure can be challenging. DJ’ing is a passion for me which I enjoy very much and I do not see it as additional job. I also love having friends over for Barbecues to enjoy great company and music!
Favorite beer? Favorite Drink?
Tough question but Yuengling is one of my favorite to hang around and kick back.
Gin & Tonic is my poison.
WeddingWire "Couple's Choice" winner 2017, 2019, 2020
WeddingWire Rated Bronze badge
What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on my masters degree on Educational Science! Additionally, I am working on expanding my company, Professional DJ Services to California, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Everything in due time!
Best Part About Weddings?
Obviously the party, however I enjoy very much watching older couples “Gettin jiggy wit it “.
I am among the best in the entertainment industry and provide the best services in the Laredo/San Antonio/Corpus Christi región as well as being a preferred vendor with some of the industries’ biggest venues.