Jesus “DalePlay” Herrera is an award-winning Miami based producer and DJ. Having suffered a terrible debilitating stroke at the age of 18 years old, unable to walk, speak or eat, the young producer immersed himself in videos about music production, learning techniques and falling in love with art. The now famed producer hopes that his music will aspire to inspire, he reveals “let there be no fear for the young kids from the Latin corners of this world”.
Are you still impaired by your stroke? If so, would you consider yourself disable?
You know the saying that ‘the left controls the right and the right controls the left’? Well, me neither… If you met me today, you wouldn’t notice that I have been through something like this. I do feel the side effects of it on the left side of my body which I won’t tell you what they are so you guys can have a guess!!! Disabled? Nah, I never felt better in my life. I feel ABLE to do anything in life la
What is the story behind you getting signed with Warner Chappell?
My manager who is an incredible hustler done the chase and got the ball rolling with Warner Chappell and here we are. Shout out to Auroraaaa!
Any plans for a reality show to showcase your professional and private life?
Yeah, I am on it! ‘Come play with Daleplay’
What are some of your other passions in life?
My mother’s food.
Growing up bilingual as an immigrant from Venezuela and moving to Miami at the age of 13, he was influenced by both English and Spanish language artists. By the age of twenty, he won his first BMI Latin Award and since then, he’s actively collaborated and had placements with Marc Anthony, Will Smith, Bad Bunny, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Prince Royce, MØ, Becky G to name a few.
Look out for DalePlay’s first single which is about to come out soon! And connect with him at @djdaleplay on Instagram and Twitter.