DJ Espada

Espada (aka Damien Vasquez) has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities DJ community for more than two decades. In the early years, he came up alongside some of the Twin Cities' most notable hip-hop artists including Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Eyedea & Abilities, and he was one of the original DJs of RSE Radio. As a party rockin’ turntablist with an immense knowledge of funk, soul, disco, hip-hop, house, and beyond, you can find Espada playing around town and the country nearly constantly.

Past Shows


Dec
31
st
2021
First Avenue
Dec
31
st
2021
First Avenue
Cancelled

First Avenue's
New Year's Eve Danceteria

Celebrating 50+ Years of Music ★ Dancing ★ Partying
ft. DJ Espada, DJ Michael Grey, DJ Rowsheen, and DJ Smitty
Feb
1
st
2020
Mainroom
Feb
1
st
2020
Mainroom

Andrew Broder

with Hippo Campus, Marijuana Deathsquads, Dizzy Fae and more!
Oct
31
st
2019
Mainroom
Oct
31
st
2019
Mainroom

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with DJ Espada, Mike 2600, Dj Rowsheen and more!
Aug
31
st
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Aug
31
st
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

First Avenue Goes To The Fair

Hosted by Mark Mallman and Lori Barbero
Afterparty with DJ Espada
with Al Church, Brother Ali, deM atlaS and more!
Aug
17
th
2019
Mainroom
Aug
17
th
2019
Mainroom

YOUNG v LIL v BABY

with DJ BACH, DJ Espada and GREENERY
Aug
1
st
2019
Fine Line
Aug
1
st
2019
Fine Line

Remember Jones

with DJ Espada
Dec
22
nd
2018
Fine Line
Dec
22
nd
2018
Fine Line

SNOW FLEX ZONE

hip hop / r&b / funk / house / throwbacks dance party
with Mike 2600, Just Nine, DJ Espada and more!
Oct
31
st
2018
Mainroom
Oct
31
st
2018
Mainroom

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with DJ Espada, DJ Keezy, Mike 2600 and more!
Jul
6
th
2018
Mainroom
Jul
6
th
2018
Mainroom

LIVIN LA VIDA 90s

A Summer Dance Party
with You Oughta Know, the 90s Preservation Society and DJ Espada
Apr
21
st
2018
Mainroom
Apr
14
th
2018
7th St Entry
Apr
14
th
2018
7th St Entry

Ripe

with Caleb Hawley and DJ Espada
Feb
1
st
2018
Mainroom
Feb
1
st
2018
Mainroom

Thursday Night Throwdown

A Big Ol' Funky Dance Party
with DJ Espada, Mike 2600, Jimmy 2 Times and more!
Oct
31
st
2017
Mainroom
Oct
31
st
2017
Mainroom

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with TIIIIIIIIIIP, DJ Espada, Mike 2600 and more!
Jul
22
nd
2017
Mainroom
Jul
22
nd
2017
Mainroom
May
27
th
2017
Mainroom
May
27
th
2017
Mainroom

Soundset Official Before Party

with DJ Abilities, TIIIIIIIIIIP, Psymun and more!
Apr
21
st
2017
Mainroom
Feb
1
st
2017
7th St Entry
Feb
1
st
2017
7th St Entry
Oct
31
st
2016
Mainroom + Entry
Oct
31
st
2016
Mainroom + Entry

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with CHRIS CLOUD, GREENERY, DJ Espada and more!
Apr
21
st
2016
Mainroom
Apr
21
st
2016
Mainroom

ALL NIGHT DANCE PARTY

NO COVER / AFTER COREY TAYLOR
with Mike 2600, DJ Jake Rudh, DJ Espada and more!
Feb
25
th
2016
7th St Entry
Feb
25
th
2016
7th St Entry

More Shows

Sep
13
th
Turf Club

The Homeless Gospel Choir

Sep
9
th
7th St Entry

Present Company

with Emma Jeanne Rothwell and Creeping Charlie
Sep
19
th
Turf Club

spill tab

with Boyish
Sep
2
nd
First Avenue

Emo Nite