MONDO was born in Brooklyn, NY and at a very young age took an interest in the family record collection. . MONDO developed a strong passion for dance music, then known as Disco. He found himself enamored by the downtown NYC music scene, which at the time, was the most elite school for culture and cutting-edge musical wisdom. As luck would have it, a neighborhood friend, Francis Grasso “The Father of Modern Dj’ing” and best known for inventing the technique of slip-cuing and beatmatching, took a then young MONDO under his wing and taught him beat mixing and song programming.
MONDO’s love for the exciting Dance Music lifestyle and art of DJ’ing inspired him to continually hone his skills at various clubs as well as private celebrity parties throughout NYC, and overseas in Italy. He soon became sought after because of his knack for mixing various dance music genres and keeping crowds moving on the dance floor.
As much as MONDO didn’t want to slow down, he took time to successfully pursue a law degree. It wasn’t too long thereafter that the itch to spin vinyl bit him yet again. This led to a weekly residency at some then well known NYC Alphabet City Venues. “Alphabet City was the perfect place to get my groove back.”
Fast forward to 2013 and MONDO begins hosting his Mix Show ‘State of Grace’ that immediately jumps to the Top 10 on Beatport.
“This is just the beginning!” “It’s all about the music; making great tracks and programming energetic and flawless sets to keep the crowds dancing… just like I did in the beginning!”