Jimmy DePre


Giving Love with The Music

Jimmy DePre is a Philadelphia disc-jockey, radio personality and singer. His innate passion for music has led him to a fulfilling career through many different mediums, featuring a wide variety of musical genres. Jimmy’s keen sense of rhythm and extensive knowledge of the music from the first generation of rock and roll landed him a job with iconic radio personality Jerry Blavat at the age of 15. For the next six years he worked alongside Blavat at the best casinos, bars, nightclubs and venues in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware area, as well premier events in Florida and California.

In 2006, Jimmy put his love for radio as a means of preserving the music he loves to the test with a two-hour internet-only program. Over the next 9 years his show, The Rock & Roll Jamboree, grew from internet-only to AM radio, and in 2009 graduated onto FM radio. Cruisin’ 92.1 FM in Vineland, New Jersey then proudly carried The Rock & Roll Jamboree every Thursday evening from 10pm until midnight until November, 2015 when he put the radio show on hold to focus more energy on his nightclub career.

While spinning records behind Jerry Blavat, Jimmy learned the art of mixing and began to hone the skills which have made him a well respected disc-jockey in the dance community both in selection and blending. Upon parting ways with Blavat in 2008, Jimmy took to the nightclubs of Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New Hope, Fire Island, New York City and Rehoboth Beach to make his second passion, dance music, his work. With his love for disco and the path it has paved to the house music of today, Jimmy has successfully been able to connect to his audience through the freshest dance music currently available while incorporating beloved classics to create a consistently unique dance experience. For the past 8 years he's held the Friday and Saturday residency at Tavern On Camac in Center City Philadelphia, and is the man behind the music for some of the biggest annual events held in the area. He was a featured resident at Bobby Viteritti's monthly Classics Never Die party in New York City and in the last 4 years has been regularly venturing to the West Coast to share his sound with his favorite city, San Francisco.

When he’s not playing music for his audience, Jimmy uses his voice to front the acapella group Junior & The Four Seniors. Their street corner harmony has taken them all over the tri-state area as well as the prestigious Lead East Festival in North Jersey. In December of 2010 they released their first full-length album entitled “Fine Wine, Cheesesteaks & Harmony” and are currently in the studio working on their sophomore album. He's on and off sand first and second tenor for The Balladeers too and was formerly a part of The Norristones and The Royal Blues performing the same duties as well as singing lead.

His latest project is a podcast with his longtime friend, collaborator and DJ, John Michael Di Spirito, entitled About That Analog Life. A particular theme is picked for each episode and the two carefully select records from their respective collections, give them a spin and provide background information as well as personal stories or memories they have with the songs. Jimmy has also begun work on an archive project of forgotten Philadelphia music called The South Philly Record. With the help of YouTube and Instagram, he digitizes and scans rare recordings from his collection, shares them online, and once again provides the history behind them.

read more

Giving Love with The Music

Jimmy DePre is a Philadelphia disc-jockey, radio personality and singer. His innate passion for music has led him to a fulfilling career through many different mediums, featuring a wide variety of musical genres. Jimmy’s keen sense of rhythm and extensive knowledge of the music from the first generation of rock and roll landed him a job with iconic radio personality Jerry Blavat at the age of 15. For the next six years he worked alongside Blavat at the best casinos, bars, nightclubs and venues in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware area, as well premier events in Florida and California.

In 2006, Jimmy put his love for radio as a means of preserving the music he loves to the test with a two-hour internet-only program. Over the next 9 years his show, The Rock & Roll Jamboree, grew from internet-only to AM radio, and in 2009 graduated onto FM radio. Cruisin’ 92.1 FM in Vineland, New Jersey then proudly carried The Rock & Roll Jamboree every Thursday evening from 10pm until midnight until November, 2015 when he put the radio show on hold to focus more energy on his nightclub career.

While spinning records behind Jerry Blavat, Jimmy learned the art of mixing and began to hone the skills which have made him a well respected disc-jockey in the dance community both in selection and blending. Upon parting ways with Blavat in 2008, Jimmy took to the nightclubs of Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New Hope, Fire Island, New York City and Rehoboth Beach to make his second passion, dance music, his work. With his love for disco and the path it has paved to the house music of today, Jimmy has successfully been able to connect to his audience through the freshest dance music currently available while incorporating beloved classics to create a consistently unique dance experience. For the past 8 years he's held the Friday and Saturday residency at Tavern On Camac in Center City Philadelphia, and is the man behind the music for some of the biggest annual events held in the area. He was a featured resident at Bobby Viteritti's monthly Classics Never Die party in New York City and in the last 4 years has been regularly venturing to the West Coast to share his sound with his favorite city, San Francisco.

When he’s not playing music for his audience, Jimmy uses his voice to front the acapella group Junior & The Four Seniors. Their street corner harmony has taken them all over the tri-state area as well as the prestigious Lead East Festival in North Jersey. In December of 2010 they released their first full-length album entitled “Fine Wine, Cheesesteaks & Harmony” and are currently in the studio working on their sophomore album. He's on and off sand first and second tenor for The Balladeers too and was formerly a part of The Norristones and The Royal Blues performing the same duties as well as singing lead.

His latest project is a podcast with his longtime friend, collaborator and DJ, John Michael Di Spirito, entitled About That Analog Life. A particular theme is picked for each episode and the two carefully select records from their respective collections, give them a spin and provide background information as well as personal stories or memories they have with the songs. Jimmy has also begun work on an archive project of forgotten Philadelphia music called The South Philly Record. With the help of YouTube and Instagram, he digitizes and scans rare recordings from his collection, shares them online, and once again provides the history behind them.

Facebook Twitter instagram....jimmydepre mixcloud.c...AnalogLife instagram....illyrecord