Our incredibly talented roster and staff have been carefully hand-picked over the course of many years and consist of a close-knit work family that loves this industry of event production, music, and media. We strive to excel in all facets of the services that we offer.
When people ask what separates our company from the myriad of other companies in the tri-state area, the answer is simple and clear to see before, during, and after each and every event. We bring incredible attention to detail when it comes to creating planning forms, choosing the right hardware and equipment, training our staff, and executing each event.
Whether a photo booth rental or a festival sound and lighting package, we still bring decades of experience to ensure that each event will be executed flawlessly.
Veteran turntablist and producer Raphael Valentino continues to move crowds from coast to coast, playing alongside the biggest artists on the globe. Sparking his career at a young age while still a freshman in high school, Raphael Valentino passionately transformed this hobby into a career after his parents gifted him a pair of turntables, a few albums on vinyl, and a mixer. When it comes to music and technology, RV is exceptionally versed in both. Raphael received his first big break in 2008 when KTU was broadcasting live from a nightclub that he was working. Raphael Valentino currently holds residencies in clubs across the globe and can be heard on KTU and other syndicated shows as well.
DJ / Event Designer
iHeartRadio / 103.5 KTU
Born and raised in New Jersey, Bartel is on the air on 103.5, KTU The Beat of New York and also serves as Music Director for the station. He’s made it a career on the radio as well as hosting many events in the tri-state area from concerts, festivals, charity events and weddings. In his spare time, he loves to hang at the shore, going to the tri-state’s top restaurants, tailgating, checking out sporting events and hosting annual parties in Miami and Vegas. He’s ready to make your wedding the most memorable night of your life!
iHeartRadio / 103.5 KTU
"Bringing you smooth blends from high atop a Bodega in Brooklyn, this Michigan born DJ/Remixer/Producer has been with 1035KTU since the late ‘90’s. Bodega Brad can be heard mixing every Friday at 5p, on the Weekend Kickoff Mix with Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton, and then again from Midnight-1a. Until recently, Brad was a longtime resident on the nationally syndicated mixshow, the “Remix Top 30 Countdown”, airing on KTU every Saturday, from 10p-1a. Over the years, Bodega has played tons of clubs and events nationwide, and has opened for many top acts including Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Pitbull, The Chainsmokers, and more! Brad is also a mixshow resident on Sirius XM's “Dance Society”, airing monthly on Channel 341. Be sure to follow Bodega Brad on all social media platforms for updates on shows and mixes… and keep an eye out for him at your local corner store! #yessirrr"
iHeartRadio / 103.5 KTU / Sirius XM's Dance Society
DJ Chelli had been DJing since the age of 15. She was taught by her father DJ Pete, who owned his own entertainment company since 1984. Chelli has been in the game for 10+ years from DJing private events to nightclubs and bars. She is Jersey based and DJ's all over. Growing up in music, it made her become a singer/songwriter and she wrote her first song when she was just 8. Chelli is known for her sassy fashion sense, her colored hair, and her stage presence. She is a bursting bubble of happiness & energy and is always there to make the clients happy.
Event Coordinator / DJ / Host
Chris Bachmann, North American premiere DJ and nightlife icon, transcends the commercial house phenomenon that has brought him to the forefront of the industry to seamlessly blend music from diverse genres, creating unparalleled sounds and ambiance. His passion for music and spinning began 12 years ago and has been perfected to earn him over 1.5 million listeners each week, establishing him as one of music’s most influential tastemakers of today. Bachmann presents his talents as a resident DJ for Niche Media, creators of Ocean Drive, Hamptons and Gotham Magazines. He continuously seeks to break traditional music barriers and to bring listeners unique musical blends that embody each individualized experience and event.
Event Coordinator / DJ / Host
Aside from being a great DJ, one of Jason's most mentioned skills is being incredibly easy to talk to and plan a wedding with. Only a few of SoundSurge's talented members have another career aside from music, and Jason's being a psychotherapist has helped him in reading crowds and being intuitive as a DJ/MC. Understanding human behavior has been a benefit in providing great customer service and many memorable experiences working events as a DJ/MC over the past 13 years. When it comes to music, few DJs are well versed in many genres, but Jason is comfortable mixing classic rock and motown with EDM and pop. Jason also likes The Office and prefers ice cream over Doritos.
DJ / Host
Radio & television’s charismatic twin sisters, Lulu & Lala, are back in the tri-state, captivating fans with their energetic and infectious personalities on KTU’s 103.5. With over 10 years in the radio biz, the dynamic duo are gifted hosts, and have carried their loyal following of fans everywhere they go.
Prior to joining the iHeartMedia family, Lulu & Lala spent two years in South Florida hosting their own afternoon show on Miami’s New HITS 97.3 and co-hosted Ty Loves NY on 92.3Now CBS Radio.
Fans can tune into Lulu & Lala’s show on NY’s 103.5 KTU, weekdays from 7pm to midnight, Miami’s 93.9 MIA, and Southwest Florida’s New Y100.1 also from 7pm to midnight. Fans can also access their show through iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio app.
iHeartRadio // 103.5 KTU
Born and raised in Queens, New York, StacieSpins, is a DJ and radio personality. Stacie grew up in a strict West Indian household; one in which her mother, the typical Caribbean parent, persistently encouraged her to become a lawyer or a doctor. However, Stacie’s dreams took her into the City College of New York (CCNY) where she successfully majored in Public Relations and Advertising.
With little knowledge of how to get into the entertainment industry, StacieSpins, as she is now referred to, felt that the closest she could get to where she wanted to be was to do something in Entertainment PR. On recall is the fact that, during her Junior year at college, Stacie landed a Publicity PR internship at Hot97. It was so instrumental in the decision-making process for her that, after interning at HOT97 for a number of weeks, Stacie felt it in her heart that she was meant to be behind the microphone, front, and center, rather than function behind the scenes.
Her internship having ended, StacieSpins started her career at iHeartMedia a few short weeks after her graduation. Presently, Stacie can be heard nights on Party105.3 or mixing at a club or event in the city!