As a young Latino, raised in the Bronx, DJ CYS (pronounce "Sice") developed a great reputation for his immense personality, ambition, and amazing taste in music. At the age of twelve, Cys always thought about what it would be like to become one of the greatest DJs in his city. However, he never imagined that his DJ skills and name would eventually gain recognition in the New York Boroughs and eventually travel outside the streets of New York. Throughout the years, Cys became well known for his mix-tapes and CDs. He gained a vast majority of popularity on the internet through websites such as Google and EBay. As a result, his hard-working demeanor and skills have landed him gigs nationwide, such as in Florida (Tavern on the Lake, Destiny, several Boat Rides), Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, especially here in New York.
As a young boy, Cys was inspired by the sounds of DJ Skribble, Funk master Flex, Jam Master Jay (R.I.P), Red Alert, and many more. Cys would often play with his father's record player (with a built-in 8-track) and scratch his vinyl LPs. One day Cys had the opportunity to transform his dream to reality, and he began experimenting with his friend’s DJ set. He began to practice DJing with the same Latin Hip-Hop (a.k.a. “Freestyle”) and House music records time and time again. The capabilities were limited because of the cost of buying records, but he would eventually manage to purchase his own Hip-Hop vinyl. Eventually, the possibilities began to grow, and his knowledge for music began to expand.
As the years progressed, he performed his first party at the age of sixteen. This life changing moment would eventually lead from the traditional house parties to playing "live" at the Tunnel Nightclub in 1997. Cys would end up being invited to perform at various venues, such as The Tunnel, Lime Light (Avalon), Ohm, The Copacabana, Adrenaline, The Intrepid (The Intrepid Ship, special events for the N.Y.P.D.), China Club, Club Exit, Chazz, Wild Palms, Paddle Wheel Queen, Queen of Hearts, Webster Hall, Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, Latin Quarters, Jet Set Cafe (Luna), and many more.
Over the years, Cys has become more focused and dedicated about his DJ career. For him, “the music industry is not just for fun and games, it about being passionate, enjoying what you do, and loving music in every way. It is a way of life.” Being a New York City DJ is an exciting job, and he embraces every opportunity to continue his dream. When he gets behind that DJ booth, he transforms his energy onto the crowd, which is amazing to witness. His love for music lead him to produce remixes of his favorite songs, which can be heard on the Radio airwaves or are being played by other DJs at various Nightclubs. DJ CYS’s talent and ambition to move a live crowd will continue to have him recognized as one of New York's most favorite DJ.