Music is a passion that is within the soul, and from the early age of 6, Simone knew where his passion would lead him. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Simone’s passion for music separated him from all the rest. While his friends were outside playing at the local park, Simone was found in his room, listening to B96, recording his favorite hits on cassette, and making his own mix tapes.
At the young age of 15, Simone had the unsurpassable opportunity to dj live on the radio in his family’s hometown, Bari, Italy. Fluent in both Italian and English, Simone’s charisma on the radio was contagious. From this experience, he decided to continue following his heart and entered the Boom DJ Battle of 2012. This was his once in a lifetime opportunity. This was the chance to chase his dream of mixing live on Chicago’s B96 (96.3 FM). After many sleepless nights and countless hours of persistence, hard work, and dedication, Simone was able to be named the new B96 Mix Master!
And then history took its course. Simone’s name exploded around the Chicagoland area as he was asked by various high schools to dj their school dances and pep rallies. It didn’t stop there. Because of his winning competition, Simone’s mix aired live on B96 to over 3 million Chicago listeners and all over the world on the internet. Simone’s success earned him much respect and many more bookings all over Chicago!
Simone’s passion was also inspired by many of Chicago-legends: Bad Boy Bill, Dan Morrell, DJ Vice, DJ Flipside, Jojo & Gizep, Pumpin Pete, and with many other Chicago greats. He was consistently encouraged not to follow his dreams but to chase them.
Simone is very thankful and feels very blessed to have such motivating and supporting friends and family.
Simone is officially the youngest edition, in the history of the B96 Street Mix. His persistent studies in his music and his ability to create innovative mixes have shown through his past. DJ Simone is ready for his future in music, and he welcomes you to enjoy his music!