BRING THE BEAT BACK! For music maestro, DJ Kam, that is never a problem! Spinning music is the heart beat of this Heavy-Hitter. Across the country, DJ Kam is a well-known master of the turntables, known to make the party people rock. Always following the sound of “good music” DJ Kam is a legend in his own time.
Born in the mecca of Hip-Hop, New York City, DJ Kam is a Brooklyn native. As a young boy, on into his formative teenage years, Kam‘s curiosity of the rebellious young Hip Hop culture, in its golden era, began to grow. Radio influences of the time such as Mr. Magic and DJ Red Alert, embedded in him the desire to study the art form of “DJing”. So when DJ Kam’s parents moved him from the Empire State of mind of NY, to the Garden State suburbs of NJ, the seeds of Hip-Hop philosophy only blossomed and sent DJ Kam further into discovering his journey in the jungle of Hip-Hop. Although young Kam was uprooted from the big city of dreams, he says the move probably was what enabled him to forge towards a future career in
Packed in Kam’s bags at his new residence was a bundle of creativity waiting to be unleashed. Without many new friends in the subdued suburbs, Kam turned to what he loved…music. Kam went about experimenting with his older cousin’s records and turntables. In order to deter Kam from destroying his goods, cousin Tyree began to teach him how to operate his DJ tools and make Kam’s hands command control over the music. Kam had taken creative mental notes from years of listening to Hip Hop forefathers DJ Kool Herc, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Afrikka Bambaataa, and DJ Marley Marl. Now with the technical training, he combined the two and began to make a name for himself throughout his new town. From his first paid DJing job at age 13, to Kam establishing himself as the premier in-house high school DJ, Kam became the “it” guy on the party scene. His passion for DJing superseded all of his other hobbies of basketball, football, and baseball, as he studied radio and TV in school. Kam had even enlisted himself as the 1st on-air daily radio DJ his high school had ever had! Kam states, “I was good at it and being compensated for it…” this was an excellent motivator for the once shy kid from out of town. This one time musical fantasy had now become a reality…and Kam continued to follow the music.
Kam did make an attempt to pursue a more traditional career path after high school. But something in him continued to say “Bring the beat back”, thus Kam went on to study radio broadcasting at The Art Institute of Philadelphia. From there DJ Kam’s career has taken him to the studios of Princeton, NJ radio station WPRB 103.3 (1988-1993), to a buyer for 2 record stores, as well as ownership in the Music Factory Record Store (1988-1997). Kam states that he kept “an ear to the streets” which kept the music lover able to do his job so effectively. Finally in 1998, DJ Kam transitioned onto mainstream radio in Philadelphia, the nation’s #7 radio market, to work for Radio One’s 103.9 The Beat. DJ Kam was a fixture at the station, holding a 10 year posture as one of Philly’s more sought after DJ’s. He created mix shows for the morning, day, and night shifts. Kam eventually went on to work as a trailblazing mixologist for XM radio. During his stint on the satellite frequency, radio listenership went from the thousands up to 10 million listeners per day! Kam has gone on to provide his unique blends to television viewers on cable networks through Music Choice programming, which services over 50 million subscribers across the United States. At the present, DJ Kam and his business partners have collectively started an internet station entitled Free Agent Radio, which will simply keep good music of varying eras of the Hip Hop and R&B genres at its core.
DJ KAM CONSIDERS HIMSELF A “FAN OF MUSIC”. So even though music celebrities such as Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Ray J, and others have requested him to create the sound for their album release parties and other events…Kam remains humble to the music. “My job is purely passion. I provide an entertainment service. People work hard all week. My turntable and I allow for an escape…where people can release their anxieties, and just let go and ride with the music.” Trailblazer… DJ Kam’s undeniable love for music continues to allow him to be a movement to not be stopped.
SUMMER 2013 – PRESENT
Became Official DJ for Assemblyman Troy Singleton and Legislative District 7, Burlington County, NJ
AUGUST 2012 – PRESENT
Co-Owner of www.FreeAgentRadio.com, Internet Radio Station
Program Director, On-Air Personality.
Old School Mix at Noon, Five @ 5 Mix Est, Monday through Friday.
Mix show on Wednesday nights from 8-10 PM Est
2004 – 2013
Music Choice (Comcast, Time Warner and Cox Networks)
Broadcast 4 Times a Week (Hip Hop and R&B Channel)
Broadcast 6 Times a Week (Mixtape Channel Top 40 Music)
Over 35 Million Subscribers throughout the United States
2002 – 2009
XM Satellite Radio
Channel 65 The Rhyme
Channel 67 The City
Broadcasted 7 Days a Week
Boast 9 MILLION Subscribers to date
Can also be heard on DIRECTV Channels 845 and 847
Recipient of the EAST COAST DJ OF THE YEAR AWARD
Presented at the 6th Annual MIXSHOW POWER SUMMIT, Puerto Rico
2001 – PRESENT
Became a Member of the World Famous “HEAVY HITTERS” DJ CREW
Heavy Hitter DJ ENUFF (Founder) of NEW YORK’S “HOT 97”-Radio & DJ CAMILLO of NEW YORK’S “HOT 97”- Radio
1998 – 2008
MIXSHOW DJ on WPHI 100.3 The Beat FM In the 7th LARGEST MARKET, Philadelphia, PA
VH1 6th Annual Hip Hop Honors Honoring Def Jam’s 25th Anniversary Heavy Hitters Official Pre-Party
October 10th – Philadelphia PA and NYC
2008 / 2009
Official DJ for NBA’s “Tim Thomas”
After Parties in: Philly, Chicago, New York, Miami, Cleveland, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, and Portland
2007 – 2009
DONOVAN MCNABB WEEKEND
KIDS CLINIC AND CHARITY WEEKEND (2nd week of June)