Jose has been on the music scene for over a decade. Experienced as a live DJ, he has the ability to read a crowd and inherently know what they will react to. He was dubbed, "Animal" because of his ferociousness in mixing to create the perfect beat for his audience.
DJ Animal has worked with only the best - #1 New York radio stations and top nightclubs of their time. And as any artist passionate about their craft, Animal has continued to transcend in the industry, successfully evolving from DJ to song writer and producer.
"Animal's set is superhot..." - DiscoNet DJ News
"...he needed no verbal calling card. All you had to do was listen for a wolf's howl and you knew who was on. The inimitable Jose 'Animal' Diaz." - In the Music Magazine
September 1997 - September 1998
DJ for Special Programs
January 1991 - April 1995
Special Feature DJ; Digitally remixed & edited songs for radio play; Highlighted DJ in 100th Anniversary Special.
HOT 97 (WQHT)
December 1987 - June 1990
Exclusive DJ for Live Broadcasts from "The Underground" night club; Responsible for new music selection for on-air programming; DJ for annual "Hot Night" radio station event.
HOT 103 (WQHT)
June 1986 - September 1987
Director of New Music and Special Programming; Featured DJ for Friday nights and weekly "Lunch Break" shows.
92 KTU (WKTU)
February 1979 - June 1982
Featured DJ for daily Lunch Beak 92 show; Reviewed and selected new music for on-air play; Remixed songs for radio play; Received Gold Record in the "Battle of the DJs - NYC" contest.
Kit Kat Club, Club Expo, Palladium, China Club, 1018, The Underground, 4D, Visage, The Saint, Studio 54, Club Elegante and, Club Passion.
Producer* & Engineer:
Cyre, "Last Chance" / Soul Sonic Force, "Planet Rock" / Joey Rolon, "Body to Body", "Mi Merengue", "New York, New York" / Susan Clark, "Kissing You" / Brenda K. Starr, "Turn the Beat Around" / Madonna Medley Remix LP / Tommy Boy's, "Greatest Hits" Album ("Take it to the Max" & "Salsa Smurph") / Timber Records, "The Perfect Beats" compilation CD ("Cybertron") / Brass Construction
*Currently working on Y2K records' Trance / House album