DJ Paul V. Vitagliano is a mainstay in the Los Angeles and Silver Lake nightlife scene. His eclectic club and radio DJ career first began in Boston in 1981, where he was the resident DJ at the iconic Man Ray, Spit, and Axis nightclubs. He arrived in LA in 1988, hired to do Alternative Radio Promotion for Warner Brothers Records. While there, he worked closely with bands like Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ministry, Erasure, Jesus & Mary Chain, and Depeche Mode and eventually went on to manage Perry Farrell’s Porno For Pyros band and local heroes, Extra Fancy.
Along the way, his LA club career flourished as the co-creator and DJ/promoter at legendary hotspots like DRAGSTRIP 66, Spit LA, and Bootie LA (the all-mashup dance party). He’s also booked to DJ concerts around town, such as Robyn, PIL, Ellie Goulding, Bloc Party, Miike Snow, The Gossip, OMD, Lorde, and Gary Numan among others, as well as DJing for event gatherings curated by Outfest, The Getty Museum, Project Angel Food, The Trevor Project and more. He was also the chief music reviewer for In Mag LA and a contributing reviewer for Frontiers Magazine.
Radio-wise he brought mashups to the masses on the LA airwaves from 2005-2009 via Indie 103.1 FM with his “Mashup Of The Day” feature. And his electro beats, indie rock, and mashups got heard every Friday afternoon inside “The Smash Mix” and every Saturday night with his “Neon Noise” mix show, which now streams Friday and Saturday nights from 9PM -12AM pacific on The Independent FM.
Paul is also the creator and curator of BornThisWayBlog.com (and accompanying published book) that shares global growing up LGBT stories and photos. He is currently a Donor Advisor for Center Theatre Group in Downtown Los Angeles, and is hard at work co-producing “Dragstrip 66: The Frockumentary” with Phil Scanlon and Robert Garren.
Paul is also a hardcore liberal/progressive, LGBT activist, and a huge dog lover — especially pibbles and pitties.