At an early age, Eddie, was constantly exposed to music while growing up in Sayville, Long Island. At his home, a wide variety of genres were played, including, classical music, country, rock, jazz and everything in between. Music has always been a huge part of his life. His brother Anthony, was the first one to ever spark his interest in dance music in 1987, â€œbefore that I used to make fun of dance music, if you can believe that!! I was a metal head hahaâ€
In 1988, while listening to a dance music formatted radio station (Hot 103.5 NYC) and by watching a friend spin records at parties, Eddie Tegoneâ€™s interest in DJing peaked. From that point forward, dance music and DJing got into his heart and soul, and he took an instant love to the art of spinning records. Eddie would go out to the stores and spend any money that he had on new 12â€ singles (vinyl records). Beginning with the freestyle/house era, Eddieâ€™s earliest DJ influences included DJâ€™s such as Glenn Friscia, Franco Iamello, Robert Clivilles, David Cole, Scott Blackwell, to name just a few. Eddie would spin records for hours in his bedroom â€œLike all us DJâ€™s did when we first started out.â€
Finally, getting DJ equipment of his own, Eddie ventured out and played house parties from time to time. In 1995, Eddie landed a job at Amazin Skates roller rink in Centereach, Long Island. He spun there until they closed in 1996. Come 1997, Eddie then linked up with DJ Spice who gave him a spot on Club BLI (106.1), Saturday nights from midnight â€“ 2am. At the same time, Eddie got a job at the 56 Fighter Group (Club 56) in Farmingdale which he spent 5 years as the Saturday night resident DJ. The following year (Memorial Day weekend in 1998) Party 105 was born. At that point, still DJing at Club 56, Eddie also worked in Mothers Music in Patchogue, Long Island, selling records & CDs, later (2004) of course opening his own record shop.
In late 1998, Eddie linked up with Chris â€˜KCâ€™ Anderson who had just landed a job on Party 105 in promotions. Eddie would hang out with KC and the rest of the Party crew when ever Party 105 had a nightclub appearance. In November of 1998 he gave a demo CD to Vic Latino & Skyywalker, who then gave Eddie his first chance at spinning on the airwaves of Party 105. From that point on he proceeded to move into a weekly spot on Saturday afternoons from noon â€“ 2pm doing the Matinee Mix with Babblin Bill Plax, playing freestyle and classic house music. As time went on, Eddie had opportunities of doing more shows on Party 105 such as the Weekend Warm-Up, the Power Hour, and various other mixshows. Then in 2003, the Program Director of Party 105 at the time, Andre Ferro, gave Eddie the opportunity to do his own show, the Saturday Night House Party along with his co-host & long time friend, Froggy. Together they brought the energy onto the Saturday night, spinning an all house music format which has been Eddieâ€™s true love and passion for years.
Currently, Eddie is spinning on Sunday nights from 7pm â€“ 11pm on Party 105, with The Sunday Night Dance Factory. The Dance Factory features much of the popular and underground dance music from the late 70â€™s through today. It also features DJ Impact (Party105) as well as other weekly guest DJâ€™s from the area.
Over the years, Eddieâ€™s history of nightclub DJing extends into many venues throughout Long Island such as, 56 Fighter Group (Club56), Carringtons, Planet Dublin, Vanderbilt, The Drink, Turtle Bay East, Beach Bar, CPI, Neptunes, Ice Palace, Lotus (NYC), Ice/Origin, Savannah, Bianco, Amber, Whitehouse, Four, Flynnâ€™s (Fire Island), Nico, Venue 56, Sugar, and others as well.
â€œHouse music is one thing that for as long as I live, will be a true love & passion in my lifeâ€
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