Iovaldy Castro well known as DJ XL was born and raised in the Bronx. He started his DJ career at the age of 14, DJing in house parties, small clubs, and bars in New York. As DJ XL continued to strengthen his skills, by listening to the radio at the age of 17 he became an ultimate and unique DJ mixing live from genre to genre.


Things took off unexpectedly and he began working in clubs in NY such as TBA, Elevate, Tahona, Duvet, SkyBallRoom Lounge and many other nightclubs. DJ XL has worked with well known DJs like Heavy Hitter DJ Enuff, DJ Prostyle, DJ Danny S, DJ Smalls from La Mega, and many more. DJ XL also DJ-ed at Jojo Simmons birthday bash in downtown NY.


He then decided to expand and spread his talent. He worked in New Hampshire for a few private events and right after high school, he headed straight to Florida where he gained a big fan base in Miami and West Palm Beach, giving the south a New York flavor; pleasuring and hyping the crowds with his skills and creativity on the turntables and on the mic. While being in Florida DJ XL spinned at King Of Diamonds, 90 Degrees, Off The Hookah, Mekka, Liquid Lounge, Skyline, Ambar, and many other clubs in Florida. DJ XL even earned an opportunity to do a live broadcast from Brava night club in West Palm Beach on Mia radio, and in Miami he did a radio show along with 2Nyce.


As time passed DJ XL returned to his education. He then headed to Philadelphia, and while attending college he began to DJ at tons of clubs downtown such as Blurr Nightclub, Cuba Libre, 3G Lounge, Tierra Colombiana, Lyrics lounge and tons of other clubs in Philadelphia. He expanded himself throughout three different states with talent and determination.


Today DJ XL earned his way to one of the hottest and recognizable DJ teams in Philadelphia “Team Mega Mezcla" which is a team affiliated and powered by La Mega 105.7 FM, Philadelphia's number one Latin radio station. He continues to expand by adding more clubs to his resume and gaining recognition at weddings, sweet 16's, rave events, and corporate events. Being able to play Merengue, House, Bachata, Soca, Reggae, EDM, Reggaeton, and many more, he focuses on being diverse and different with his scratching skills and only aims to please any crowd he confronts. 




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