GLENN A.COOPER A.K.A.DJ ALAMO, born in Brooklyn, New York, moved to South Jersey in the early 90’s where he gave birth to his disc jockey career. He always had a love for music, and entertaining people, also within him was an even deeper love for hip-hop and an interest in the art of turntablism. Becoming a DJ was a natural progression for him.
Starting his career with his father’s belt driven turntable, DJ Alamo followed his big brother in the early days of his high school career. He began his record collection by shopping at the local music stores on a bi-weekly basis. Learning the tricks of the trade as he went along and doing private parties, it was not until his freshman year of high school that his career as a DJ exploded.
It was not until Christmas of ’95 when his dad bought him first pair of turntables. From there he sharpened his disc jockey skills to the point where he was making mixtapes for local friends in school, in addition to DJing all of the school and recreational activities. Upon graduating high school in 99 DJ Alamo was already DJing major events and parties at Lincoln University, Rutgers (in New Brunswick, NJ), Fairleigh Dickinson, Cheyney University, West Chester University, The College of New Jersey, Seton Hall, and Rowan University. Also, on his list of venues is Hampton University’s homecoming along with local clubs in the area such as George’s, Citrus Metropolis, and Club Iguana.
The following year as his advancement in the industry was expanding more and more each day, DJ Alamo joined DJ forces with DJ Ace one of his teammates and cousin, who was DJing countless events in the southern New Jersey area. The combined talent of the two, plus the addition of greats that oversaw them like DJ Cee Chung, DJ Kam, DJ Jayski, and also the late DJ Swift.
Since then, DJ Alamo has been DJing all over the east coast, from as far south as Miami, Florida, all the way up north to Boston, Massachusetts. In his illustrious career DJ Alamo has spun at various colleges, universities and clubs along the east coast; including but not limited to 923, Palmers, Emerald City, Club 27, The Blue Horizon, The 5 Spot, Red Sky, Dreamz, Chrome, Bluezetes, V.I.P. Lounge, Club Plush, Club Shampoo, Fuzion, Electric Factory, Wachovia Center, Liacourse Center, Temple University, Rain Night Club, Cebu, Club Heat, The Reef, The TLA on South Street, Liqiud Charm, Club Fluid, Club Solo, also Lancaster Hall, Club Mellow Mood, The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Polaris, Cafe Spice and Blue Martini in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Club XL, Maxines 2, Conduit, Demara (in NYC), Zante’s, 40/40 (NYC and Atlantic City), Deko, Studio 21, Z Lounge, Posh, Copacabana, The Caddy Shack, The Spot, Diva’s Lounge (in NJ), M15, The Fashion 40 Lounge, and The Roxy (in NYC). In the past few months DJ Alamo has been at Club Pure (in DC), New Jersey Clubs & Veues: 60 Park Grill, Lavignas, D’s Place, Blu Lounge, Posh, Adelphias, Timeout, 6th St Lounge, Franklinville Skating rink, Savoy, Home Depot, Gateway, Philly clubs: Lotus, M Lounge, Dowlings Place, Glam, 32degrees, Cafe spice, Qbar, Transit, Odesso, Spirit of Philadelphia, Warmdaddys, Ms.Tootsies, Fisos, XO Lounge, Club Onyx, Mushulu, Dave &Busters, Hibachi, Clubb Skyy, Allstarrrrz, and Club Ebony & Ivory (in North Carolina).
DJ Alamo has opened for high profile celebrities such as Fat Joe, 50 Cent, Lil Kim, Busta Rhymes, KRS 1, Special Ed, Black Moon, and he has recently opened for Kid Capri, Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex, MaxB, Sheek Louch, Power 99’s Hot Boyz, Smokey, Kindred Family of Soul, Jay z, Memphis Bleek, Foxy Brown, Papoose, Kayslay, Jadakiss, the whole Lox family, DJ Scoob Doo and Michael Collier, Gillie da kid, Joey Jihad, Buffy the body, Esther Baxter, Sunday Carter, Beanie Sigel,Wacko, Skip utp, DJ Radio, Baby Cham, Lady Saw, Tone Trump, Major Figgas, Big Scott, Ron Browz, Cyserro, Karl J, Lyric, Lil Zhane, Meagan Goode, Vivica A. Fox, Tamala Jones, Peedie Crack, Chico Benymon, Rudy from Cosby Show, Eva Pigford, Charlie Mack, Jr Writer, DJ Nophrillz, Bunjii, Journalist, Wu Tang, Brooklyn Zoo, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Keyshia Cole, Lisa Ray, Stacey Dash, Lil Wayne, Jim Jones,City High, Clipse, Elephant Man, Stone Love, Jabba & Bobby Konders, Lil Scrappy, and DJ Prostyle. He has also spun events with some of the bigger names in the industry like DJ Pcutta, DJ Envy, DJ Clue and Mr. Cee from NY’s Hot 97, DJ Ron G, DJ Doowop, Fatman Scoop, Bizmarkie in VA and from NY’s Power 105.1 DJ Whutevva and DJ Greg Nitty from Philly’s 100.3 The Beat., DJ Doc B, and DJ Cosmic Kev. He has also done events with some major corporations such as The Boys and Girls Club, CVS pharmacy, with plenty of guest appearances in the tri-state…
DJ Alamo has branded the titles of “the next best thing”, “da ambassador”, and “the party starter”, for his knack to make a party turn from nothing to something in the blink of an eye. You can find him currently spinning in major clubs and universities throughout the NY/NJ/PA area. You can also catch DJ Alamo spinning in a city, town, club, backyard, or college near you. He has a surplus of projects featured on www.coast2coastmixtapedjs.com, in addition to mixtapes on www.datpiff.com and www.allflamerz.com. DJ Alamo is on www.99thejoynt.com and can also be seen on www.jahyummy.com live radio slots on Sundays 4pm-7pm, Mondays 8pm-11pm, Tuesdays 8pm-10pm and Wednesdays 4pm-7pm.
This is just at the beginning, and the best is yet to come from this young man. As time goes on he is only getting better and more creative each day. S.W.A.T. Team DJ’s is continually growing and getting better on a daily basis, with DJ Weswill and DJ Nasty being two of the figure heads leading the charge, we’re certain that he and the DJ Company will be making noise in the industry.
Glenn A. Cooper