DJ Marlon Bizzy has music flowing through his veins. He was born and raised in NYC and grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. At 9 years old he was already listening to Mr. Magic Rap Attack on the radio, recording hip hop jams and learning how to break. He grew up playing with his brothers dj equipment, watching his uncle Timmy spin records at family events, and leafing through his parents' collection of Latin Jazz, Salsa, Soul, Disco, and Rock n Roll records. Of all the musical influences in his life, it was his father, a Latin percussionist, who taught Marlon about music, period. Having to share a room with his elder brother also exposed him to lots of other genres of music. The radio was also a huge influence in his life, through which his interest in mixing records and dj'ing heightened. The young talent had a natural musicality to him that made him curious about how deejays changed, transitioned, and mixed one song into the other without a pause or silence in between. The first time he puts his hands on a pair of turntables he was 13, and he hasn't looked back since.
What sets Marlon apart from the rest is not only his raw talent and versatility, it's his passion for his craft. As an artist he brings a natural charisma to the stage that entices partygoers and music rivals alike. He is a musician meets politician, a crowd favorite who always feels his audience and delivers hard. Some of Marlon's favorite memories stem from when he was just a kid getting into the dj game. It was those nights when he and his small entourage of friends would travel from community centers to kids' basements, records and equipment in hand, ready to bring down the house that fueled him to keep believing in and studying his craft.
If Marlon B's not busy developing a killer catalog of mixed cd's from different genres and time periods, Marlon's controlling the decks at special events, movie premieres, screenings and awards shows. Some of his projects include covering the screening for "The Wrestler", "The Hangover", "Obsessed", the "Fade to Black" "Jay Z Movie premiere party at Club 40/40, and Richard Branson's Virgin America event at The Box, to name a few.
More recently Marlon B has been keeping busy moving around, spinning at different venues. In 2015/2016 he made a stop or 2 on SHADE45 on the DJ STATIK SELEKTAH show which is always fun for him. He was also honored to spin for the Puerto Rock Steady event in Puerto Rico held by one of the most iconic Breaking crews out of New York, The Rock Steady Crew. He was humbled when he was invited to spin at a "Tools of War" school park jam alongside one his biggest inspirations, DJ Red Alert and DJ Looie Loo. He also covered a killer event for Samsung over at TAO MDP as well as a great event for his pal Chef Chad of the "True Cooks" conglomerate held at "Gold Bar" NYC. Bizzy also gives back by providing his DJ services for events held by the U.S.O. for the families of U.S. military service members. He also provides music for the iMentor group who provides mentors for the city's youth. In his words "You have to stay bizzy"!!
While Marlon grew up loving everything about hip hop, he always knew that being able to spin Disco, 80's pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, Salsa, Reggaeton, House, Dancehall, R&B and more, would open more doors for him as an artist, and give him more of an edge over some of the competition. It's rare and refreshing to see an artist be able to play such a variety of music and manipulate each genre with the same precision, skill, and musicality as he does the next. Although he has evolved with the times and knows how to execute digital technology better than most, Marlon still loves the organic sound of a vinyl record. He still buys and appreciates vinyl, and he is still thrilled to find an original pressing or a rare record in a pile of hundreds or thousands.
At the end of the day, it's Marlon who says it best. "I'm here to rock out and have some fun.. Play some good jams and have a good time.. I am an artist of music. A DJ. I have heart, soul and passion for my craft, I know my musicical genres and I enjoy sharing that with the masses... I enjoy rocking parties."
DJ Marlon Bizzy is one of a kind. His talent is unprecedented and his skills are contagious. If you don't already know him, you will, because he will be bringing down the house at a venue near you for years to come.