DJ HEVAN--BOSTON'S 2011 BEST DJ
DJ Hevan is a Boston-based, celebrity DJ who can be seen and heard at many of the city’s most popular nightclubs, special events and major concerts. He currently holds residencies at DJ’s at the Garden in Boston on Saturdays and at The Boiler Room in Worcester, MA every-other Friday, and continues weekly guest-spots in various venues throughout the region. His ability to bring the highest level of energy to any club, whether the crowd demands Top 40, hip-hop, rock, 80's, 90's, house, or mashups, makes him one of the most highly-recruited open format club DJ's on the scene; his electrifying performances have been the subject of articles in The Source Magazine, Stuff Magazine, The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald, and he has appeared as a guest DJ on the BBC Radio 1 show “In DJ’s We Trust” with DJ Jaguar Skillz. “DJ Hevan rocks the booth…Boston's undeniable mixmaster party pleaser has an arsenal of hot joints that are sure to get just about everybody high. Known for reading his dance floor more carefully than he does noise violation complaints, Hevan slices no more than 60 seconds of any track before segueing into more excitement,” raves Stuff Magazine. DJ Hevan has shared the stage with Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Nas, Cassidy, Gangstarr, KRS-One, Chingy, Asher Roth, Jim Jones, and Fabolous, as well as Clinton Sparks, DJ RIZ, DJ Scene. As a DJ to the Stars, DJ Hevan has also spun at celebrity events for Vida Guerra, DMC (of Run-DMC), David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics, and the New England Patriots. DJ Hevan began his craft in the late 1990's while attending Brookline High School in Massachusetts; the same high school that had produced commercially successful talents DJ Geespin, DJ Hustle Simmons and later DJ Laz-e-boy, the top battle DJ for Clinton Sparks' "Smash Squad" DJ crew. Laz-e-boy took the young Hevan under his wing, teaching him the raw side of turntablism. “I spent countless hours scratching and practicing body tricks. What I didn’t know then was that these skills would later set me apart and make me a complete entertainer,” says DJ Hevan. After high school, DJ Hevan attended University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he became the most-requested party DJ at the University. By his sophomore year, DJ Hevan had his own night at a local bar, and as word spread, students flocked to wait in line for an hour just to hear DJ Hevan rock the crowd. He went on to accept residency offers at Lush Lounge in NYC and Club Embassy in Boston, driving 2 hours each way to perform every week; and still make it back to UMass in time for classes. Following graduation, DJ Hevan went on to perform at many of the largest nightclubs along the East Coast, including a monthly rotation at Shrine, which is located in the exclusive MGM Grand at Foxwoods; and residencies at Pearl, Rumor, The Estate, Venu, Sanctuary, The Greatest Bar, Revolution Rock Bar, Felt, Marina Bay Beach Club, Wonder Bar, Hurricane O'Reilly's, Royale and Saint. In 2010, DJ Hevan looks forward to performing along side artists touring through Boston and bringing his talents to other markets.