DJ Casper was raised in Englewood, and is known as Casper because he almost always wears white clothing on stage, but he is also known as Mr C - The Slide Man or simply Banjoko. Casper's first hit record,"Casper Slide Pt. 1" also known as "Cha Cha Slide", created for a personal trainer at a Bally Total Fitness in 1996, which then grew in popularity as an aerobic exercise at fitness clubs. It was in the year 2000 when Willie Perry Jr. then created a second song titled Casper Slide Pt. 2 and that's when Chicago's WGCI-FMradio station picked it up. The song became a hit in Chicago by the year 2004, that's when city's M.O.B. Records record label became involved as well, helping Casper create a whole album with other Chicago based artist to promote the dance. "Cha Cha Slide" was then later picked up by Universal Records.