Before DJ Dynamiq became “El Rey Del West” (translated to the King of the West) of Latin DJs, he was working in small DJ booths at San Diego nightclubs. Since then, Hector Beltran, aka DJ Dynamiq, has become a key player within the industry, from headlining at huge festivals, including the most recent Baja Beach Fest 2022, to opening up for big-name talents such as Bad Bunny.
DJ Dynamiq, who was born in Mexicali, the capital of Baja California in Mexico, immigrated to the United States with his mother when he was six years old. His mother inspired him to always be a hustler, ingraining the value of having a great work ethic. Since his childhood, DJ Dynamiq has proudly repped his roots through music.
Baja Beach Fest, which is now the number one Latin music and culture festival in the world, has taken place on the beautiful beaches of Rosarito, Mexico for the past four years. For DJ Dynamiq, who was born and raised in Baja California, performing at the festival is not only a career highlight but a full-circle moment for him. “It’s a blessing and something that I’m very proud of. I cherish it in my heart as one of my major accomplishments.”
DJ Dynamiq first experienced the festival in 2018 when he was brought as a guest by Bad Bunny. The following year, he was given the opportunity to DJ as a headliner, and has now completed three years of officially headlining the festival. Within those three years, both DJ Dynamiq and the festival have evolved. From initially performing for a crowd of 10,000 people to now 40,000, the festival has upped its game when it comes to performances, production, and logistics to deliver a unique experience to both performers and festival-goers.
“The overall experience has grown into something amazing. You see more faces, fans, and talent from all over the world – not just reggaeton but now also regional. The artist roster has expanded beyond Mexico, Puerto Rico, and DR, and now you have artists from Argentina and Colombia representing their countries at the festival,” describes DJ Dynamiq.
As far as DJ Dynamiq’s performance goes, he was the first headliner each weekend, setting the vibe for the entire festival while playing his set. During Weekend 1, DJ Dynamiq brought out Leo Bash, a Colombian reggaeton singer. For Weekend 2, DJ Dynamiq brought out NFA to perform their collaboration single “Lotto,” and Matt Paris to perform their new and unreleased record “Discoteca.”
With the conclusion of his first residency in Las Vegas this past weekend, DJ Dynamiq is ready to release more music under his name. Later in the year, he will also be touring with Mariah Angeliq as her official tour DJ while performing at his own shows on the West Coast and starting his seventh season as the San Francisco 49er’s official DJ.
One of DJ DYnamiq’s main goals is to set the bar high for DJs, something he has successfully accomplished by being a headliner for Baja Beach Fest. He sets on the finish this year strong before going into 2023.
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