Tristan always gets a little extra excited when he gets to spin a Filipino wedding, mostly because he knows line dances like The Wobble and The Cupid Shuffle will be fair game. (He’s both Filipino and a sucker for a line dance.) Sure, he’s spun for the Jabbawockeez—but some parties just call for a good line dance moment, and 9-Volt is here for it.
By day, Tristan is an IT consultant, and a proud graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 9-Volt is the Remixologists’ resident road warrior, traveling as far as the actual Philippines and Sevilla, Spain—which was his fave gig to DJ, not only was the groom a close friend, but the location provided the perfect backdrop to propose to his wife, Megan. Tristan loves spinning weddings, but he’s had some pretty cool opportunities to spin for parties hosted by Food Network stars like Anne Burrell and Christina Tosi as part of the Food Network Wine and Food Festival, and non-profit organizations like APIA Vote at the 2016 DNC in Philadelphia.
If given a choice, 9-Volt will default to a mix of 90’s Hip Hop and R&B. When pressed, he’ll tell you he’d choose the Backstreet Boys over *NSYNC any day, but Justin over Nick in a head-to-head matchup. In his spare time, Tristan loves to read comic books—Marvel over DC, Avengers over Justice League, X-Men above all else—and uses his long drives traveling for gigs to listen to real books on Audible.
Tristan and Megan got married in August 2018—Mike and Taiga spun for it. They currently live in Alexandria, VA with their three cats, Gizmo, Grayson, & Panda.
– No matter what anyone tells you, Taylor Swift has never written a song about me.
– I’m deathly afraid of snakes. DJ Mike and I were once warned of a den of copperheads near our setup for a wedding ceremony. Two seconds later, Mike turned around only to find a 9-Volt-shaped cloud of smoke like in the old cartoons.
Go to “Oh Sh*t!” Song: “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift