|Born||January 10, 1980|
|Origin||Clifton, New Jersey, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Disc Jockey, Remixer|
|Years active||2002 - present|
|Labels||Audio4Play, Star 69 Records|
|Associated acts||Peter Rauhofer
Hector Fonseca (born January 10, 1980 in Bronx, New York City, New York) is an internationally acclaimed house music DJ. In addition to his production and DJ work, Fonseca is one of the music industry’s most requested remixers due to his ability to transform many commercially released songs into club hits.
Raised in suburban Clifton, New Jersey in a very, tight-knit Puerto Rican family, Hector first started to dabble with notoriety with a brief career in as a fashion model. While his success in that industry was limited due to factors beyond his control, Hector decided to pursue other ambitious ventures and later enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in business administration for three years. It was in college that his passion for music began to grow, and after serious consideration, he left his studies to focus on the growing tribal and house music scene emerging in New York during the mid-1990s.
With his experience and a loyal following of fans, word of mouth began to circulate throughout New York's music scene of Hector's rising stock. Soon, he could boast of residencies at most of New York City’s legendary nightclubs such as the Roxy, along with numerous national gigs. With a list of venues that read like a who’s who of city nightclubs, he soon attracted the attention of his mentor, the late Grammy Award-winning DJ/producer/remixer Peter Rauhofer. Rauhofer, the founder and proprietor of dance music label, Star69 Records, wanted to verify whether or not Fonseca’s musical means extended beyond the turntables.
In the summer of 2004, with just two years of producing music under his belt, Fonseca solidified his spot in dance music’s hall of fame with his rendition of Jahkey B’s single, "Heart Attack". His remix of the song pushed the song to the #8 spot on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart. His follow-up of Shelia Brody’s "U Ain’t that Good" reached #3 on the same chart, further solidifying his reputation as one of the dance music industry's rising stars.
Credited with starting the now popular "electribal" sound (a mixture of tribal, vocal and electro house), he was voted Out Magazine's Hottest DJ in 2007. Some of the major circuit party events he has headlined in the past include the White Party (both Palm Springs and Miami), the Black Party (New York), the Black and Blue Festival (Montreal), Circuit Festival (Barcelona), the Winter Party (Miami), Amore (Rome), Maxima (Rio de Janeiro), Alegria (New York), Prism Pride (Toronto) and Scream (Paris) to name just a few. In addition to these events, he holds residencies at some of the most popular venues worldwide including "Matinee" (New York City and Ibiza), '"Fly" (Toronto) "Parking" (Montreal), "Score" (Miami) and "Reflex" (Los Angeles).
In addition to his various club residencies and gigs, he has remixed many songs, both commercially and unreleased, for such artists as Pet Shop Boys, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Kelis, Erika Jayne, Celeda, Suzanne Palmer, Offer Nissim and Rihanna. Fonseca is now one of the most requested DJs to provide music for many fashion industry-related events such as New York Fashion Week which is held annually in Bryant Park, important global charities like Lifeball in Vienna and countless dance events like the Spirit of London party in São Paulo.
- Compilation albums
- New York Club Anthems, Vol. 2 (2007)
- New York Club Anthems, Vol. 3 (2008)
- List of famous Puerto Ricans
- Electronic dance music
- David Morales
- Manny Lehman
- Hex Hector
- Little Louie Vega
- Interview with Hector Fonseca from gopride.com 12 April 2012
- DJ Profiles: Hector Fonseca from www.noizemag.com
- Interview-Hector Fonseca: Getting in with the Grammy's from themovementz.com 30 October 2007
- interview: DJ Hector Fonseca from ChicagoPride.com 30 May 2008
- Hector Fonseca from circuitmom.com May 2008
- VIVA LA REVOLUCION! :: The Black Party: Rites XXXI from www.edgenewyork.com 21 March 2010
- Spin Me Right Round: Delicious DJ HECTOR FONSECA from Instinct 26 February 2009
- Hector Fonseca from flynightclub.com 15 March 2009