Born in 1978 in Venice, CA, Rick Gonzalez began his DJ career in 1992 at age 15 playing for his local Mark Twain Junior High School crowd. He got his name from his high school music teacher: “G-Minor,” the music note that is
“not a high note, nor a low note, just right in the middle.” G-Minor toured all over California for many years. From So Cal to the Bay Area, G-Minor has played at many different venues and catered to many different audiences, including the Santa Monica Police Department for their 100-Year Anniversary Celebration. From ‘95 to ‘97 G-Minor played at The Palace in Hollywood until he was discovered by The Black Eyed Peas in ’97. He played with them at the
B-Boy Summit and Freestyle Sessions for two years. Following that, G-Minor went solo, playing all over California in the hottest clubs.
Late in 2001, G-Minor decided to take a chance and move to Las Vegas to make a mark on highly populated club scene. He immediately landed at V-Bar, Venus and Vivid Nightclubs inside the Venetian Hotel and Casino. In 2003 G-Minor launched the “Loco Mix” live radio show with Hot 97.5 KVEG, where he still performs on air nightly. During the “Loco Mix,” G-Minor spins the hottest in hip-hop, rap, R&B and top 40 mash-ups. The mix is preformed on real vinyl albums, no Serato, just pure talent.
In 2006, G-Minor became the resident DJ for Armadillo’s inside the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, as well as at Barcode Nightclub. He has also guest DJ-ed at many different clubs, including Empire Ballroom, OPM Nightclub, Triq Nightclub and Rumjungle, to name a few.
G-Minor has also taken his energetic sound out of the clubs as the resident DJ for Baby Phat at the annual Magic Fashion Convention in Las Vegas and the official DJ for p.i.n.k. Vodka. He spins at all of their events, most recently taking over the turntables at the p.i.n.k. Vodka tradeshow booth at the Nightclub and Bar Convention in Las Vegas.
Throughout his career G-Minor has played to audiences of all sizes, spinning whatever the crowd demands with a focus on hip-hop, rock and mash-ups. He stated to one venue, “I can play polka if the crowd is into it. I just want to play the right mix for the crowd to have the best time.”
- Real name
- Rick Gonzalez
- Name orgins
- From a music teacher in highschool.
- Current status
- Performing, radio DJing
- Las Vegas
- Years spinning
- Hip hop, House, R&B, Top 40
- Favorite place to listen
- on Hot 97.5 FM
- Favorite song
- Diamond Girl by Ryan Leslie
- Favorite place to play
- The Beatles Revolution Lounge
- Past gigs
- Venus/05-06; Empire Ballroom/06-08
- DJ Melody, Rhettmatic
- Recommended if you like
- DJ Vice
- Sounds like
- DJ gear
- Technics 1200s turntables, Rane mixer, MacBook Pro, Serato Scratch LIVE