DJ Ray Rhodes
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Ray Rhodes is a Los Angeles based DJ, remixer and event producer. As successful co-creator and promotor of LA’s biggest weekly 18 and over night, TigerHeat, now in it’s 14th year at Avalon Hollywood, Ray Rhodes found his DJ calling while attending UCLA as a DJ at Los Angeles radio station KBIG 104’s “Disco Saturday Night". He also helped to create and produce “Boogie Nights.” The show featured a diverse selection of disco, 80’s, 90’s, and present-day mainstream club music.
Working in radio and DJing at many clubs in the Los Angeles area, Ray teamed up with DJs Jason Lavitt and Howie T. to create their own club. “We created TigerHeat because we felt the club scene was stagnant,” he reveals. “There was a void. Pop music was becoming cool again, but in 2000 to 2001 no one was playing it, the music people knew and loved. So we did it.”
With the overwhelming success of TigerHeat, Ray has gone on to produce many events for TigerHeat itself and DJ at top events around the country. Ray has performed at numerous clubs and events around the U.S, including Avalon Hollywood, APLA Summer Parties, The West Hollywood Halloween Carnivale, Playboy Playmates Fight Night, Gay Days Anaheim, The White Party in Palm Springs, and for Disney’s New Year’s Eve party at California Adventure. He also spins at"Out On The Mountain," an event he created and produces yearly at Six Flags Magic Mountain at the end of September.
In his spare time Ray enjoys producing and remixing music, with several remixes under his belt including Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”, S.A.F.’s single “Borderline”, Madonna’s “Living For Love” and Kygo’s “Firestone"
When asked about his reaction to the TigerHeat crowd from his bird’s eye view in the DJ booth, Ray said, “The most important thing is all the planning, research, and booking performers and then seeing everyone getting excited about it on the dance floor. They’re there because they want to be. They love us every week. And it is so cool to be able to make a living by making people happy through music.” Versatility is key and Ray delivers that in spades. It doesn't matter where he’s playing music, his number 1 goal is always sharing great music to a hungry crowd who loves to dance.