DJ Deya real name Mark Sorolla grew up in South London, Stockwell, UK. Born 13th July 1979. Now currently living in East London, Shoreditch with his wife & their 2 children.
DJ Deya is from a Filipino Decent (Phillipines) both parents had the opportunity to work and live in London, UK in the early 70’s.
DJ Deya has his parents to thank for the Musical Introduction, growing up in a household were music was on a constant play. The 70’s and 80’s era was a pinnacle time for Disco & Dance Music. With groups such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Bee Gee’s and Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 were more than enough exposure to be hooked for life to Music and not forgetting to mention his father’s countless Country Music collection.
But it wasn’t until the late 80’s & early 90’s arriving, he discovered the soulful and hard side of Music. R&B & Hip-Hop Music. This era was the start of DJ Deya’s career in a sense. Watching Yo MTV Raps with Ed Lover and Dr Dre, Presenters such as Radio One’s Trevor Nelson and Lisa L’Anson on MTV, DJ Wizard’s such as Grand Master Flash and many other DJ’s on the famous Technic’s work magic on the Decks provided him with the urge to follow in the same footsteps and embrace the music in a BIG way.
The DJ’ing was now transforming from more than just a Passion & Hobby into a Craft. Investments in Vinyl and Record collecting increased over time. As did the Skill and Technique.
But it wasn’t until he attended college, he met a fellow DJ who also too had a passion for the music and DJ’ing. His friend had already established himself on a pirate radio station on the Mid FM Dial. In which he introduced DJ Deya to the world of Pirate Radio and like minded thinkers.
DJ Deya had respect for the transformation and enjoyed it but found it was always too aggressive & hype, resulting him returning back to R&B and Hip-Hop Music.
A one piece device, mixer and turntable, housed in one unit, totally mobile, plug and play. A suitable laptop which sourced the music, hundreds & thousands of music was accessible at the touch of a button. No longer where 20-50 kg of Vinyl Crates were needed per show. Just the laptop and Controller. The CD Deck (controller) and all its features took a while to get used to but he learned very quickly.
The music industry was changing and evolving and it was something he wanted to be a part of and push forward too combined with the experience, technical ability and Love for the Music. It was only right he shared this with the world.
Causing a buzz and popularity at his events in which he plays, working alongside venue managers and promoters. DJ Deya now recognises he has potential to grow & succeed expanding his brand independently by teaming up with the partnership of his Friend & DJ Partner “DJ Suave”. DJ Suave already an established DJ in the Central London & Westend Region have collaborated to bring you.