In the era of the rock star DJ, no other can turn heads the way THAREALBIGDEE can. Standing 6’7” and weighing over 275lbs, he gives the true meaning of BIG. With a professional career spanning over 30 plus years, this Los Angeles native has worked tirelessly to become one of Sin City’s most in-demand deejays. Big Dee’s career behind the turntables began during his college years. Encouraged by friends, Big Dee began spinning at local college parties and soon was being requested to deejay three to four nights a week. It was during this period and shortly after graduation that he made the decision to take his love of music to the next level by pursuing a music career in the city that never sleeps – Las Vegas.
Within his first year of relocating, Big Dee took a position at Wild 102 FM. With no prior experience in commercial radio, it was Big Dee’s extensive knowledge of music and his well-honed ability to interweave songs in real time that landed him the role of Assistant Music Director and Mix show Coordinator. Derrick remained with Wild 102 for two years and then went on to join Las Vegas’ #1 rhythmic station, Hot 97.5 as the Mix Show director. Wanting to make his mark on the Vegas night life, Derrick continued building his foundation with some of the city’s hottest clubs by taking residency at Club Utopia, Empire Ballroom, The Blue Note and Drai’s After Hours, XS night Club just to name a few. Spinning everything from Top 40, Dance, Hip-Hop, Rock and House, it was Big Dee’s’ understanding of the rapidly evolving world of being a DJ combined with his ability to bridge gaps between genres that quickly made him one of the city’s most sought after deejays.
While these many accomplishments would satisfy most anyone, according to Big Dee this is just the beginning. So, stay tuned for what’s next for Big Dee as his career propels forward and he continues to consistently raise the bar of what it truly means to be a dedicated, professional and successful DJ.