2002: He, his cousin, and a few friends decided to start a band: Failure In Vanity. Over the course of 9 years he wrote guitar, drums, and vocals. He performed live, participated in Battle of the Bands, and recorded multiple albums at various studios. During the year of 2011, he started to build a home studio so that he could study music production, recording, mixing and mastering in his spare time.
In 2012 he heard "Clarity" by Zedd for the first time and started to explore dance music. He found an entertainment company to work for from 2012 to 2014, and quickly became their DJ manager and also their most requested DJ and highly rated entertainer. Afino left the company in 2014 and ventured out on his own, creating Afino Entertainment, and ever since has been providing private event entertainment services all throughout New York City, New Jersey, and the surrounding area at Weddings, Sweet Sixteens, Birthday Parties, and other various Events.
He has multiple awards of recognition, including "1st Place Best DJ of 2013" (The Best Happening List of NJ), "3rd Place" (Tiffany's Battle of the DJ's), "2nd Place" (Rumor 35 DJ Battle), "Best DJ of 2015, 2016, and 2017" (Thumbtack), and "Best DJ of 2015, 2016, and 2017" (Fort Lee, NJ). As of August 2019, he has 400 Five-Star Reviews on WeddingWire, The Knot, Thumbtack, Google and Yelp.
He produces original songs, remixes, mashups, edits, and mixes, and performs at live events every weekend. Music selection is an impromptu, “in-the-moment” decision. He chooses a unique way to open and close his show, however all of the music in between is selected during the performance, allowing the ability to read a crowd and take the audience on a musical journey in a live setting. He creates his own video footage, graphics, logos, and handles all of his social media platforms.
Posted on Jan 27 2020 at 11:34am