Hector Fonseca (born January 10, 1980 in Bronx, New York City, New York) is an internationally acclaimed house music DJ. In addition to his production and DJ work, Fonseca is one of the music industry’s most requested remixers due to his ability to transform many commercially released songs into club hits.
Raised in suburban Clifton, New Jersey in a very, tight-knit Puerto Rican family, Hector first started to dabble with notoriety with a brief career in as a fashion model. While his success in that industry was limited, Hector decided to pursue other ambitious ventures and later enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in business administration for three years. It was in college that his passion for music began to grow, and after serious consideration, he left his studies to focus on the growing tribal and house music scene emerging in New York during the late 1990s.
With his experience and a loyal following of fans, word of mouth began to circulate throughout New York’s music scene of Hector’s rising stock. Soon, he could boast of residencies at most of New York City’s legendary nightclubs such as the Limelight, Heaven, Splash & Roxy, along with numerous national gigs. With a list of venues that read like a who’s who of city nightclubs, he soon attracted the attention of his mentor, the late Grammy Award-winning DJ/producer/remixer Peter Rauhofer. Rauhofer, the founder and proprietor of dance music label, Star69 Records, wanted to verify whether or not Fonseca’s musical means extended beyond the turntables.
In the summer of 2004, with just two years of producing music under his belt, Fonseca solidified his spot in dance music’s hall of fame with his rendition of Jahkey B’s single, “Heart Attack”. His remix of the song pushed the song to the #8 spot on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs chart. His follow-up of Shelia Brody’s “U Ain’t that Good” reached #3 on the same chart, further solidifying his reputation as one of the dance music industry’s go to remixers.
Credited with starting the now popular “electribal” sound (a mixture of tribal, vocal and electro house), he was voted Out Magazine‘s Hottest DJ in 2007. Some of the major circuit party events he has headlined in the past include the White Party (both Palm Springs and Miami), the Black Party (New York), the Black and Blue Festival (Montreal), Circuit Festival (Barcelona), the Winter Party (Miami), Amore (Rome), Maxima (Rio de Janeiro), Alegria (New York), Prism Pride (Toronto) and Scream (Paris) to name just a few. In addition to these events, he holds residencies at some of the most popular venues worldwide including “Matinee” (New York City and Ibiza), ‘”Fly” (Toronto) “Parking” (Montreal), “Score” (Miami) and “Reflex” (Los Angeles).
He has charted dozens of Billboard #1 Dance Chart remixes for various artists including Betty Who, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Kerli, Lady Gaga, Mel B, Rihanna, Petshop Boys, Sia & many others. In 2013 he penned his first original composition/collaboration with legendary 80s band Blondie titled “Mile High“. He also collaborated in 2014 with club divas Natascha Bessez, Inaya Day & Maya Simantov for his upcoming self-titled album released by the Audio4play Records label. An independent house music label he started with protégé Theresa Velasquez.