DJ Rictor fell in love with music at a young age when he toured with his mother’s blues band, Code Blue. He was so inspired by the way music impacted the atmosphere in a room that he began his career as a disc jockey at only 13 years old. He started out by DJing at school events, putting out mixtapes for his friends, and competing in local talent shows. The first time DJ Rictor used a turntable, he blew the speakers out. Influenced by high energy and powerful sounds, DJ Rictor derived his stage name from the Richter Scale, which is used to measure the magnitude of an earthquake.
DJ Rictor continued to pursue his career and began producing mixtapes. By the time he was 21, he was booking shows on a regular basis and his mixtapes circulated throughout Pennsylvania. Eventually he formed a relationship with Pittsburgh native, Wiz Khalifa, who would ask him to become his main DJ. They performed together for two years before DJ Rictor decided to step back and focus on his family and raising his daughter.
Working with juggernauts like PNB Rock, Eve, the Black Eyed Peas, Sheck Wes and Wiz Khalifa means DJ Rictor has performed in front of thousands. However, he still finds time to attend Pennsylvania State University to continue his education in Liberal Arts. He also currently serves as the first ever official Penn State University disc jockey. DJ Rictor looks forward to a long career in producing positive energies and atmospheres and connecting people through music.
Sponsors: Medterra, Ethika, Mendid Clothing
Notes: Check out DJ Rictor's IG @iamdjrictor for upcoming events.
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