Written by on June 20, 2019


DJ Saoko was born and raised in the oil town of Cabimas, Venezuela. When growing up in his elementary school days, the world was taken by a storm by the phenomenon of Salsa. As a result, he remembers going to the records stores with his father to pick up the Vinyl records that were hot back then.DJ Saoko received influence from his neighbors’ friends since they used to have a salsa band named “Saoko’s Orquestra.” Based on this and his fond memories of the era. He decided to name himself DJ Saoko. Ever since his teenage years, he has liked to share his passion for the Latin music with others, and his favorite way to do this is by being a DJ.In 2001 he moved to the Rhode Island area in the US, near Boston, with his music collection. Since he saw good-sized salsa scene in Rhode Island and Boston. He decided in that year to become a Salsa/Latin DJ.DJ Saoko signature is his unique style, taste, and music selection. His objective is to create a set’s flow that satisfies everyone, also depending on the mood of the night. With that in mind, he selects tracks rich in rhythm, flavor, and sound to deliver the dancers with superb dancing experience. He is mainly a dancers DJ, but he is comfortable spinning whatever works for the event. Such as Salsa Romantica, Cubana and others genres, such as bachata, kizomba, and even reggaeton.From 2007 to 2013, DJ Saoko was one of the tops and most requested Salsa DJ in New England and the Northeast Coast. He is now known nationally and internationally. He relocated to Houston TX in the summer of 2013 due to a job in his professional field of Accounting.Dj Saoko had djed in the following countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, US, Greece, Egypt, Turkey,  Cyprus and Dubai.  Have also DJed in top  Events nationwide, such a s New York International Salsa Congress, Connecticut Salsa Congress, Boston Salsa Festival, Brooklyn Salsa Congress, Texas Salsa Congress, Houston Salsa Congress, Las Vegas Salsa Congress, LA BKS fest & Seattle Salsa Congress, DC Salsa U Underground Social & Seattle AVS Social to name some..DJ SAOKO was the 2015 Champion at the Vinyls Salsa battle of DJ’s at the Las Vegas Salsa Congress..


Club, Socials and Events


·         On1 & On2 Social, Cairo Egypt

·         Latin Moods at Ocacti, Dubai UAE

·         Sublime Night, Dubai UAE

·         La Bomba Latina, Dubai UAE

·         Palladium Salsa Social, Mexico City

·         All Vinyl Salsa Nights, Seattle WA

·         Mambo Nights, LA

·         Soul of a dancer, Charlotte NC

·         Salsa Sinners Social, Las Vegas NV

·         Salsa Underground Social, Washington DC

·         Bembe Salsa & Bachata Social – Houston TX

·         HSD Salsadura Socials – Houston TX

·         Rice University Salsa Explosion – Houston TX

·         Casino Star Socials – Houston TX

·         Amaya Socials – Houston TX

·         Culture Beat Socials – Houston TX

·         SSQQ Socials – Houston TX

·         Dance Heights – Socials – Houston TX

·         El Sabor de Houston academy opening – Houston TX

·         Plaza 59 – Houston TX

·         Salsa Eddy’s social – Houston TX

·         Latin dance factory parties – Houston TX

·         El Matador Thursday Salsa nights – Houston TX

·         Prohibition Club, Havana nights – Houston TX

·         Pura Salsa Social – Dallas TX

·         Dallas Club – Austin TX

·         Salsa Spirit Social – Austin TX

·         Caribe Salsa Saturdays – Dallas TX

·         Club Iguana, New York City NY

·         Mambo Fateegz Social, New York City NY

·         Boston Venezuelan association – Christmas party El Gaitazo

·         Salsa at Showcase live – Foxboro MA

·         Boca Bar, Waltham MA

·         Club Caribe – Cambridge MA

·         Havana Club Salsa – Cambridge MA

·         Salsa & Latin New Year’s Eve at Club Caribe – Cambridge MA

·         Dance for Haiti fundraiser – Club Caribe – Cambridge MA

·         Risque at An Tua Nua – Boston, MA

·         Ryles Tuesdays Noche Latina night, Cambridge MA

·         Noche Latina dance company socials, Cambridge MA

·         Cuban Conference – Cape Cod MA

·         Salsa Thursdays at Rosihnas & Tantric

·         Mambo pa’ti dance company socials

·         Salsa Sundays at Platforms – Providence RI

·         La Cabana Bar Grill – Pawtucket RI

·         Rhode Island Venezuelan association – Christmas party, RI

·         Providence Salsa Ball – Biltmore hotel

·         J J Latin dancers socials – Cranston RI

·         Salsa & Latin New Year’s Eve at Club Caribe – Cambridge MA

·         Dance for Haiti fundraiser – Club Caribe – Cambridge MA

·         The Spot underground Providence Latin night

·         Vera Rowe’s social – New Hampshire

·         Fuego y Candela Socials, Boston MA

·         Enigma Salsa Fridays – Cambridge MA

·         Sabor Salsa Social – Providence RI

·         Salsa in the Park, Boston MA

·         Salsa y Control Vinyl Jams, Boston MA

·         Boston-Cuba weekend, Boston MA

·         Salsa Passion Social, Worcester MA

·         Salsa Storm Social, Worcester MA

·         Roots Café, Providence RI

·         60/40 Salsa & bachata Social, Boston MA

·         Salsa y Gaitas night, Providence RI

·         Masacote Christmas party, Boston MA

·         Club Cubanos, Boston MA



Congresses / Festivals

·         Houston Salsa Congress: 2010, 2015 & 2019

·         Texas Salsa Congress: 2013, 2017,  2018 & 2019

·         Dallas Salsa Congress: 2013 & 2018

·         Texas Salsa Classic 2011

·         Boston Salsa Congress 2009 & 2010

·         Boston Salsa mini-congress: 2011

·         Boston Salsa Festival 2016 & 2017

·         Connecticut Salsa Fest 2010 & 2012

·         New York International Salsa congress 2010 & 2012

·         Brooklyn Salsa congress: 2010

·         Hawaii Salsa Congress 2016

·         Salsa Jam in Cyprus:  2012 & 2014

·         Seattle Salsa Congress 2015 & 2016

·         Istanbul international dance festival: 2013 & 2014

·         Las Vegas Salsa & Bachata Congress: 2015 & 2016

·         LABKS: 2015-2016



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