Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to parents of Puerto Rican Decent, Dj Speedy Jr. moved to the Tampa Bay Area at the age of 12 and began to DJ at the age of 15. His father Luis “Speedy” Gonzalez introduced him to the art of DJing. His father’s background as a Salsa band Piano and percussion player in the 70’s in the Connecticut, NYC area introduced Speedy Jr to a love of Latin Music, as well as influences of 80’s and early 90’s Hip Hop Culture at a young age, growing up being obsessed with Breakin, Beat Street, MTV Raps etc. He has performed at some of the most famous clubs that have opened in Tampa Bay Area like: Patricks Beach Club, Casablanca, La Cueva, Hyde Park Cafe, Turbulence, Capricornio (Carruceles), Club Atlanta, Club XS, Borderline, La Esquina Sabrosa, Mirage (Moets), FUEL, Zo lounge, Mango Biche (Dubai), Boomerang, Green Iguana, The Kennedy, Jackson’s, among others. Dj Speedy Jr. is also a radio announcer and professional with 20 plus years’ experience having worked on WMNF 88.5 FM, Rumba 680 AM, and 106.1 FM. DJ Speedy Jr also was a guest DJ on Mega 820AM in Tampa, Mega 98.1FM, La Kalle 105.9 FM in NYC, and recently Salsa 98.1 in Orlando, and Mia 92.1 in West Palm Beach. He is the Mixshow Coordinator/Assistant Program Director and a regular mix show contributor for the Latino powerhouse radio station in Tampa Bay, 92.5 Maxima FM WYUU. Being a fan of everything music, no music style is out of his range, he mixes everything from; Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Bachata, International, Freestyle, House, Electronica EDM, but is recognized and well known as one of the best Reggaeton DJ’s in Florida, and influential in breaking Reggaeton in the Tampa Bay market, and also for his incredible Salsa sets. He has been nominated for numerous awards, Latin Mixx 2007 and 2009 nominee for Best Down South Latin DJ, 2010 nominee for Best Mixtape and 2007 nominee StreetsMos Latin Awards Best Underground Latin DJ, 2015 Winner for Best Down South DJ ALLSTARMIXTAPEAWARDS.COM & LATIN MIXX’S BEST DOWN SOUTH LATIN DJ FOR 2008 winner and special recognition in 2015. His reputation has taken him across the country touring all of Florida, Charlotte NC, South Carolina, Chicago, and NYC. Currently, you can find him on 92.5 Maxima FM every Saturday 7 pm to Midnight, and every Thursday afternoon at 5 pm on La Mezcla Radio, La Mezclaton and on Mia 92.1 West Palm Beach!
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