Undoubtedly, one of the best Salsa DJs in the World - Dwight "Chocolate" Escobar
Who would have thought that today's best Salsa DJ was going to come out of... Australia??? Raised in the barrios of Caracas, Venezuela, Dwight "Chocolate" Escobar, is the young man creating so much noise in the world's salsa scene with unparalleled charisma and an unrivalled style.
With a set that brings comparisons to Henry Knowles's, Dwight takes the Afro-Cuban sounds to a higher level on intensity with his diverse and wonderful knowledge of the latest music coming out of Havana, New York, Cali and everywhere good salsa sounds are being created.
After his recent debut in Manhattan's Sobs, Dwight took the Marseilles World Salsa Congress by storm with his unique set. Some of the greatest dancers in the world filled the dance floor eagerly enjoying the fabulous sounds coming from Dwight's DJ box.
"Chocolate" represents a new generation of DJs that keep up to the minute with the very latest and take it to a thirsty audience that knows what good salsa is. He has performed at many Australian International festivals and been featured in top venues in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Spain, France and Switzerland.
Dwight was also the man behind the salsa rhythms of award winning film Lantana as well as the producer of the unforgettable Salsa Session Series at the Basement and the Sydney Opera House.
Official Bacardi DJ for Australasia, Chocolate is a multitalented guy: rapper/songwriter, radio presenter, producer, promoter and soundtrack consultant.
Previous Australian festivals he has been seen at:
The Olympic Arts Festival
The Millennium Celebrations
The Sydney Darling Harbour Latino Festival
The Sydney Bacardi International Festival
The Bondi Latin American Festival
He also played along side
"The atmosphere was great. Dwight's wonderful music selection was perfect for getting the crowd into a dancing mood and keeping the energy level going"
Oscar D'Leon, Cubanismo, Afro Cuban All Starts, Los Tres de la Habana, Los Amigos Invisibles, Orlando Poleo, Jose Alberto El Canario and many other Latin stars.
- Gaynor Stanley,
Furama Hotel, Sydney
"... fabulous Latin music helped to maintain the momentum of the nights and contributed greatly to the success of the Bacardi Fiesta"
- Sal Sharah,
Darling Harbour Authority
"2SER-FM is Sydney's largest community radio station which reaches a potential audience of more than 4 million people.
Dwight is one of our most popular DJ's and frequently represents 2SER-FM in outside broadcasts and club events."
- Kaye Blackman, 2SER-FM
Article in Viva Magazine on
Highlights over the last couple of years
Perth international arts festival - WA
Adelaide Festival and Fringe festival - SA
Oscar d' Leon concert - Sydney
Summer Jam 2002, Fat Man
Scoop concert (RAP) - Sydney
Bacardi Fiesta Nights - Sydney
South American Festival 2003 -
Bondi Sydney, NSW
Sonora la Calle concert - Perth and Sydney
Solo show 'La Luna Production' -
Salsa Land Cruise - Milton Island
Alfredo Naranjo and Tres De La Habana
concerts - Opera House Sydney
Idalberto Alcala (Munequito de Matanza
and Havana Nights Dancer) workshop -
Special guest Latinos 107.3FM - Sydney
US tour - SOB's New York
(with Barbarito Torres)
France World Salsa congress -
Marseille -Voted Best Salsa DJ
Swiss tour - Couleur3 Radio, Chat Noir,
Sorts Palace, Latin Connection Radio
and Salsa Marathon 2003
Dwight is also a regular DJ in the following Australian Clubs:
Casa De La Salsa, BJ's, Club Salsa, La Campana, Stanford Hotel, Wentworth Hotel, Hunny, Cave Nightclub, One World Sports, Duck Hotel, the Basement and many more…