DJ Richard Barreto is a native of the Bronx, N.Y. Growing up in New York City and attending the exciting shows of legendary hip hop and house artists such as Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Larry Levan during the 70s and 80s inspired him to become a professional DJ and entertainer. After successfully working in the New York area for 15 years, he relocated to Washington, DC where he continues to be an in demand performer for clubs, weddings and corporate events. Since 1995 he has worked a very demanding schedule as a resident DJ on The Spirit of Washington and Odyssey Cruises, often performing seven days a week. This experience has allowed him to become extremely comfortable performing for every type of crowd and function imaginable. He has a great speaking voice, mixing ability and an encyclopedic knowledge of music in a wide variety of styles.