Established in 1986, DESTUNE records was one of Miami’s youngest independent labels to flourish out of the Miami Electro, Freestyle Dance and Bass music scenes. Founded by one of the youngest on air radio DJ’s/Mixologist in Miami, DJ Jorge Ojeda. Growing up in the most southern part of Miami known as Cutler Ridge/Perrine, he was inspired by the mix of music that merged from late 70’s Disco, Funk and contemporary Dance releases of that time.
As the sound of Electro Funk and Latin Hip Hop Dance music began to flourish out of New York and Miami, he was also drawn to the new sound developing out of Miami’s underground: Electro Bass. By the time he was 15, he already established his name and the name of his DJ crew “The Sound Of Destiny DJ’s”; known for the fiercest Electro Funk, Miami Bass and Freestyle sets on the streets of Miami. This would open doors and land him as a mixologist on Miami Latin radio station Super Q 107.5, where Ojeda would not only mix Disco classics and Freestyle, but include the formula of Electro Funk and classic Synth-Pop to the mix of Hi-NRG and Italo Disco imports. He was a master mixer on “La Disco-Teca del Aire along side Miami’s own legendary broadcasting DJ, Maria Cristina Ruiz. Through the mid to late 80’s, with his popular following, Ojeda joined the Urban Hip Hop/R&B station Rhythm 98.3 FM, which was programmed under the direction of “Funky Frank” Walsh.
DJ Jorge Ojeda was notorious for some of the fiercest Electro Funk, Miami Bass and 80’s Rap sets. In the process, DJ Jorge Ojeda was breaking and introducing many Dance records and artist at the street level via urban radio. Later, after the end of the Rhythm days Jorge Ojeda would join another radio station and introduce his master mixes and remixes on Miami’s, Power 96.5 FM.
Today, DJ Jorge Ojeda makes his home on Wepa.Fm with his own radio show entitled “ Master Mix Sessions. Master Mix Sessions plays the best in Electro, House, Progressive, Tribal, Breaks and NEO-Freestyle, and it’s on every Friday & Saturday night from 10pm to 2am est, Miami.
The Sound Of Destiny DJ’s & Destune Records quickly rose to fame for its sound and position as a remix and production house. With its own recording studio and vinyl record distribution, through out the years the label would help establish many careers and have many names walk through its doors over the past three decades including production, remixes, collaborations and alliances with many well known DJ’s & producers.
In 1995 DESTUNE established www.freestylemusic.com, The First and largest Freestyle dance music website, which helped establish other websites and helped many labels and artist launch into cyberspace. At the same time joined forces with Artist manager, promoter and song writer JONPITO, and established itself as a force serving as the key stone of the Miami underground Freestyle scene for over a decade. In the process having an influence in other labels, promoters, clubs, radio to take and focus on a Freestyle direction at the same time opening doors for participants in the current and future scene.
DESTUNE would also serve as the backing label for the Annual TAI SHAN BALL Freestyle and Dance industry showcase party during winter music conference/ m3 summit period and even made front page during the 2004 conference season. It continues to be the longest running yearly Crown Jewel Freestyle industry showcase, serving as a reflection to the past and a look into the future. DESTUNE also backed up the now established “Freestyle Appreciation month”, which started in Miami Florida and takes place in the month of October and overlaps with “Hispanic Heritage Month”.
DESTUNE is set to launch a string of releases that span from Nu-freestyle/Electrodance/Formula, Tech House, Tribal, R&B, Reggaeton, Breaks and more.