Born and raised in St. Paul, MN, Miguel Vargas began DJing out of South Minneapolis in 2006, spinning Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, & House. Shortly after joining forces DJ Ren (Steven Renderos), they expanded their styles to include Cumbia, Salsa, Samba, and other tropical rhythms. They debuted the music radio program, Radio Pocho, on KFAI Minneapolis in 2010. Since then, Vargas has been working in radio for KFAI and American Public Media, and produces Pochanga, a quarterly alternative Latinx concert series in the Twin Cities.