About Alexander Padei
Alexander Padei (“PAH-day”) grew up with a family committed to music and academic excellence. From age 4, Padei had a cello in his hands and from then till high school, he practiced and performed his way through the likes of Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall and even Governor Deval Patrick’s Governor’s Ball after his election. Later, his love of music really began to bud in high school as he explored Rock n’ Roll, growing as a vocalist, guitarist, pianist and stage presence.
Then came DJing. Padei fell in love with mixing and, later, producing his own original records. He explored this newfound love constantly building his musical aptitude as an MC, DJ, Singer and Producer. Within the five years since college began, Alexander Padei not only performed hundreds of gigs, not only became Boston’s youngest Resident Nightclub DJ at age 19, but also launched a popular New England Lifestyle Brand called “The List” and later a marketing consultancy called “Wicked Smahketing;” Alexander Padei is not only a fluent musician but a businessman, designer, event planner and stylist as well.
So, for the last five years, Padei has refined his professional skillset, beginning with just a laptop and conquering every popular genre he could get his ears on, including Hip-hop, Top 40, EDM/Dance, Reggaeton and, more recently, everything from Punjabi to Persian. Today, Alexander Padei is especially proud of his capacity to navigate a multiethnic diversity of crowds, rocking the room every time. He’s also hailed of his ability to maintain a high level of energy and entertainment over long periods; DJ Padei regularly performs sets 3, 4 and 5 hours long.
All in all, DJ Padei, despite only graduating from Harvard College just in December of 2016, has an impressive professional record. He has carved his way through Boston’s nightlife scene, taking on multiple residencies. He has built a reputation on Harvard campus as Harvard’s best DJ and has been the Official DJ for Harvard / Yale, The Harvard Masquerade Ball and more. Further, he has taken on the mantle for many 1000 to 2000 + person festival events across the college arena.
All that said, he is not a college DJ. Far from it, he is an accomplished Private Event DJ and Private Event Marketing Consultant known above all for his great service and impeccable music selection, no matter the background or makeup of the crowd. He’s rocked everything from an Iranian wedding to a 60th birthday party to great reviews. With his promotional experience, he has fully masterminded dozens of viral marketing campaigns for major events such as Wellesley’s Remix Party (3500 attended), the Harvard Masquerade Ball (1000 attended), Harvard / Yale @ Toad’s Place (2000 attended, 3x in a row) and Jews Cruise (4x in a row, over $70k raised across all four events)
Ultimately, if you want an accomplished DJ, there are many options. What sets DJ Padei apart is the breadth of his musical knowledge, as well as his ability to navigate the room as not only a DJ, but an accomplished original recording artist (2 EPs released), marketer, content creator and event planner. If you’re looking for a stylish, classy performer who’s mantra at every party is “Dress Your Best, Act Your Worst,” Padei is your man. If you want a DJ who feels as comfortable in a Country Club as he does a Hip-Hop Club, DJ Padei could be your best choice.