DJ Ferno


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DJ Ferno

Musically capable, intelligent, DJ Ferno is influential due to his ability to mix and mingle with crowds that differ by age and
ethnicity. With an ear for detail and the ability to deliver musical indulgence, he is able to conquer the emotional connections
people have with music by simply being great at spinning, production, and creating and navigating a mesmerizing musical
Always perfecting his craft, DJ Ferno is also known for his pivotal role in the travelogue series Vinyl Destination where he
traveled alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff circling the globe. In 2008 they met for the first time and seeing the immense talent and strife
within DJ Ferno, Jazzy Jeff invited him to work beside him and his team while introducing him to new experiences and
opportunities. DJ Ferno now puts those lessons and experiences into use touring, producing music and remixes, running his
Assembly party and record- lifestyle company/ G.O.M.S!
Born in Philadelphia, PA, home to some of the worlds most renowned DJ’s, DJ Ferno started at the age of 16. Influenced by Philadelphia’s late DJ AM, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Touch Tone and DJ Excel, DJ Ferno took off by first starting to spin at events, neighborhood parties and more.
Spending upwards of 200 days on the road with the Vinyl Destination crew, DJ Ferno has performed in places such as London for Doctors Orders, Dubai Barasti Beach in front of 12,000+ people, Las Vegas, Germany, Shipsomnia cruise ship festival sailing from Singapore to Phuket, Thailand just to name a few. In October 2015 he released a mix for DJ City, which was one of their most well received mixes of the year.
Going back to how it all began, at the age of 14 DJ Ferno became a co-host for the “YoungBul” show at 103.9 FM a clear channel radio station in Philadelphia. With his
confidence, talent and magnetism, DJ Ferno became a host with local TV show Urban X- Pressions in 2001. There he would be a vital source by bringing in 800 teens every Friday for the Young Adult Party (Club UX) allowing the show to become exciting and worth watching. In 2011 DJ Ferno began to focus on working with Philadelphia MC Dayne Jordan. In 2012 they toured with Lupe Fiasco and opened for artists Black Milk, Tinie Tempah, Flo Rida, Ratatat, just to name a few, for crowds up to 10,000+ people.
Along with his extensive work in the music industry, DJ Ferno has had the opportunity to partner with the iconic brands and companies listed. Providing both musical services, interviews, and partnerships, he continues to expand his brand on a social level. DJ Ferno has aligned with additional brands such as V-Moda, Sway’s Universe, Hard Rock Casino, Southwest Airlines, Don Julio, Line Hotel, Heinken, Red Bull, Vitamin Water, Palms, DJ City, and Forty Seven Brand, just to name a few!

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Before there was Ultra Music Festival, there was The Winter Music Conference, the annual coming together of the dance music tribes. Miami in March is a fundamental place to be from a business perspective, and has always given me endless opportunities for discovering new partnerships and talent. WMC brings together the dance music industry and surrounding culture like no other event in America. I’ve been attending WMC for nearly 20 years, and I’m very much looking forward to experiencing its evolution in 2019.

Matt Colon

Director, North America - YM&U Music

The Winter Music Conference represents a chance for Beatport to connect directly with our customer community. Having a strong conference means we have a platform to embrace the entire spectrum of electronic music culture. We are proud to support the resurgence of this great event.

Jonas Tempel

Beatport, Co-Founder

Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”



I feel fortunate to have been part of the first-ever WMC. Over the 35 years, it has grown to give us an international forum where we exchange music and ideas. As an attendee and host of many of the award shows, I am proud each time I see new young talent emerge and then become world-renowned. We all have so many Winter Music Conference moments of hearing a seminal breakthrough record for the first time as well as a new DJ with star quality. Magical moments in my career.

Daniel Glass

Glassnote Records

Winter Music Conference was the cream of the crop of conferences. Every label owner, label A&R, DJ and artist knew they had to go network at the Fontainebleau where the conference was hosted. The conference was not only one of the most important time of the year as it relates to dance music but it was also a place where records were broken and became summer hits. Some of my best DJ memories are from the events I played during WMC in the last 20 years.

Erick Morillo

DJ / Producer / Label Boss - Subliminal Records