You've heard it all before, no doubt--DJ So-and-So is the best in his city, the man, the most talented, the biggest, the illest, the craziest. But while everybody is out there talking a good game, DJ Presto One is simply showing and proving. For a decade and a half, he's been putting in work in the Vegas scene and around the world, rocking shows from his home turf of Vegas to Europe and Japan with his unique skills and musical presentation. His talents have led to working with artists like The Roots, Q-Bert, Jazzy Jeff, Funkmaster Flex, and the Beat Junkies as well as spinning parties for celebs like Britney Spears, Roasrio Dawson, and TJ Lavin.
Don't get it twisted, though: It's not all about the glitz and glamour. Presto is firmly rooted in hip-hop, as his proud membership in the legendary and world-famous Rock Steady Crew can attest, and his turntablist abilities landed him a spot in Q-Bert's Scratchlopedia DVD. But it's Presto's knack for taking that hip-hop sensibility and presenting it to all kinds of different crowds that makes him stand out.
The Vegas club scene is a competitive one, but Presto has made himself a fixture in it, rocking clubs like PURE, TAO, Studio 54, Jet, VANITY, and Body English inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. His latest venture, a collaboration with drummer Dustin J called 51Fifty, has garnered plenty of critical acclaim in just a few months.
Aside from clubs, Presto's work has been featured on videos, magazines, and record compilations like Okay Player: True Notes Vol. 1, Uncle Howie Records, The TJ Lavin Story DVD, Tribal Street Wear: Beyond the Four vol. 1 & 2, and for the ESPN Action Sports Awards in 2002. Plus, he has countless mixtapes under his belt covering underground hip-hop, B-boy breaks, exclusive material, and mainstream hits, and plenty more material on the way as both a solo artist and a member of 51Fifty.
For 2010 and beyond, Presto plans to do some touring to re-establish himself with his roots and reach out to new areas. If he comes to your town, do yourself a favor and check out the skills that have taken Las Vegas by storm.