Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith

Adolfo Quan, better known as DJ Willie Wonka in the DJ scene, has been spinning his selections since age 17.  Inspired by DJ Wiz – his uncle – and other selectors whom he emulates and respects.

From day one he has been committed to spreading the culture and rhythms of his native Belize and the West Indies wherever he’s been – from the Bronx, where he has spent most of his life, to college where he became the in-house DJ for the Caribbean Students Association at the University of Syracuse, and from where he graduated with a BS in Information Management Technology in 2010, to the air waves of Syracuse’s WJPZ -89.1FM “Drive at 5” radio show, as well as in Colombia, South America.

Willy moved to Los Angeles, California, a couple of years ago, and immediately became active in the local Caribbean community. These days you can catch him jamming Reggae, Punta, Soca and the like for the revelers at Zanzibar in Santa Monica Beach, or pumping workout beats for the fitness conscious crowd at Island Groove in North Hollywood and, for sure, on the parade during the annual Hollywood Carnival.

 

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