Spinning since 1979, Dj Louie Torres became fascinated and addicted with the craft when “Jellybean” Benitez guest spun at Laces in Queens, where the 80’s band “The Clash” made a surprise appearance by driving a tour bus into the place.
Because of his age at the time, he first started spinning the “roller disco” circuit, working at Laces, Lamour East, The Oasis, and USA Skates, where during the “old school rap days” up and coming unknown rappers like “Kid N’ Play (Fresh Force Crew)” and “Puffy” performed during open mic rap contests.
During his college stint at New York Institute of Technology in the late 80’s, Louie interned at Calliope Recording Studio, where he helped assist engineers who’ve worked on projects for Queen Latifah, Q-Tip, and A Tribe Called Quest.
However, as he got older Louie’s love for dance music led him to branch out in borough and Island clubs, spinning at The Khasbah, Melange, Avalon(Astoria), Palms Shore Club, Club Malibu, Voodoo Lounge, etc.
Eventually moving on to Manhattan by the mid 90’s, Louie has held residencies at Tatou, Cream, Venue, Mod, The Muse, original Pink Elephant, Wunderbar, Discoteque, etc. After the millennium he attained residencies at Le Bar Bat, Iguana, Mixx Lounge, and more recently, Red Betty’s and BLDG NYC. Also a former member of the For The Record Record Pool, Louie was able to network with some of the Top club DJ’s in the world, including David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, Hex Hector, and Junior Vasquez.
He has also worked in the music industry in promotion, sales and marketing for such labels as Columbia Records (Slick Rick, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, LL Cool J) and the former US top house music record labels Strictly Rhythm (Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Danny Tenaglia) and Freeze Records (Todd Terry, Kenny Dope, Shaggy).