TEMPO ON THE TRACK
TempO is a Dj born and raised in the Logan Square neighborhood located in the heart of Chicago, IL. Born the seed of a Edwin Sanchez (a professional and recognized salsa pianist/music arranger) and Carmen Vega (salsa dancer), TempO was born into a world of musical talents. Being brought up in a rough neighborhood, TempO was forced to stay inside due to violence and gangs surrounding his area. This time led him to cultivate his piano skills and listen to the radio during his free time. He would hear a song he loved and record it on a cassette that he would use to learn the song on his keyboard. This activity led him to develop an "ear" that's only acquired through years of hands on music experience, enabling him to hear vast similarities between songs and how music was all related in one way or another.
Upon entering high school, TempO continued to play piano and was included in Kelvyn Park's Latin Jazz Band in which he learned to read and write music thanks to the help of his father's colleagues. He also followed the steps of his mom and took up salsa dancing in many noted latin dance groups across the city. Dance groups led him to house parties that included dancing an djs, and led him to his calling. Every party TempO would listen to the dj and his ear would tell him what would've sounded better. Eventually life kept pulling TempO toward the 1's and 2's, giving him friends such as Djs Extreme, Metro, Slim, Nurotic, Nonstop, and many more. This led him to get a mixer of his own and he began to develop his own skills.
Dj TempO rocked many house parties and teen clubs across the northside of Chicago at the age of 16 until he was shot in the face at the age of 18, putting his dreams on hold. Taking a break from the party scene, he used this time to lean toward production and engineering for a little while in which he made beats from his basement. At the age of 21, TempO began to hear horrible djs again and decided to slowly ease his way back out into the party society, hosting and creating online mixes, beats, and unique remixes.
Now being exposed to MANY different areas of music and production, TempO has developed skill that clearly set him apart from others and put him on higher levels. His new friendly and engaging personality are now begining to lead him toward networks and people he never had access to. He is still a daimond in the rough, but two things are clear. Djing IS his calling, and secondly, it's just a matter of time before he climbs his way to the top of the chain!!