DJ Yonny

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DJ Yonny
Birth name Jonathan Ávila
Also known as The Mixmaster
Born (1983-05-17) May 17, 1983 (age 30)
Queens, New York, United States
Origin New York City
Genres Club, Electro, Electronic dance, Hip hop, House, Latin, Moombahton, Reggae, Trap, Turntablism
Occupations Disc jockey, Producer, Remixer
Instruments Turntable, Sampler
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts Nina Sky
Website www.djyonny.com

DJ Yonny (born Jonathan Ávila;[1] May 17, 1983) is an American DJ, producer and remixer on New York City's radio station WNOW and on Philadelphia's radio station WRDW. He is also a member of The Heavy Hitters DJs.

Early life[edit]

Jonathan Ávila was born in Queens, New York but raised in Wilmington, Delaware to a Puerto Rican father and an Colombian mother. He later moved to New York City, New York and graduated from the Institute of Audio Research in March 2005.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

Yonny's big break on the radio came when he became the associate producer for WWPR's morning show called "The Star & Buc Wild Show".[1][3][4] He also spinned on his own mixshow on WWPR called "The List" on Saturdays.[1][3] Yonny later became a production engineer for Univision Radio.[3] In February 2008, “The Star and Buc Wild Morning Show" moved to Pulse 87, where Yonny became the executive producer.[3] After the show ended, Yonny moved on to his own mixshows on Pulse 87 called “Friday Night Fix" and on A-List Radio called "Mixmaster Hour +1".[3]

He spinned for a hip hop show on Eminem's radio station, Shade 45 on Sirius Satellite Radio.[3] In 2009, DJ Yonny joined NYC's WNOW (92.3 Now FM) as a part of the "Weekend Roll Out", "Friday Night Mixtape" and "Saturday Night Dance Factory" mixers. Yonny moved on to his own mixshow as well called “Free Lunch Mix Fix".

In 2011, DJ Yonny joined Philadelphia's WRDW and was given his own shows called "10 O'clock Party Rock Mix" and "The Friday Night Party Rock".[5]

On April 13, 2012, Yonny guest deejayed DJ Felli Fel's "Jump Off Mix" for Los Angeles' radio station KPWR.[6]

In 2013, he spinned for radio stations, KFRH, KREV and KRCK.

Production[edit]

He has produced "You Ain't Got It (Funk That)" along with two other songs from Nina Sky's EP, The Other Side.[7]

Television[edit]

In November 2011, he auditioned as one of the eleven contestants for the second season of BET's DJ reality show, Master of the Mix.[8] Despite making it to the finals with DJ P and DJ M-Squared, he lost and became a runner-up with DJ M-Squared.[8]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • This Is My House (2009)
  • This Is Still My House (2011)
  • Cornerstone Mixtape, Vol. 165: Hip-Electronica – A Journey Through Hip-Hop & EDM (2013)

Remixography[edit]

Production[edit]

2010[edit]

Nina Sky - The Other Side

Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Album/Mixtape Result
2010 Latin Mixx Award Best House DJ This Is My House Won
2011 Mixtape of the Year This Is Still My House Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Alumni". Institute of Audio Research. 28 March 2006. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "DJ Yonny Schools IAR Students on Radio Production". Institute of Audio Research. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Biography". Filthy New York. 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hey Mr. DJ: 10 Questions for DJ Yonny". Rap Up. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mix Shows". WRDW-FM. 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "DJ Yonny Mixing Live on Power 106". SoundCloud. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nina Sky - The Other Side (EP)". Blazing Swarm. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "NYC's DJ Yonny Heads to the Finals of Master of the Mix". The Urban Daily. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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