RotPG – Guillermo Arce 08/14/2015
Guillermo Arce started djing in 2007. The whole reason why Guillermo Arce got turntables was so that he could become a hip hop/scratch. But that didn’t work out because he couldn’t get into it. A year later after he almost called it quits & started working at Paul Frank under Juan Mendes who introduced him to house, industrial and techno music. Guillermo Arce started going to record shows with my coworkers to start a vinyl collection. His collection grew after 2 years of nonstop buying records but didn’t know how to mix. YouTube was new at the time and it was going to be the future so he decided look up how to mix vinyl tutorials and after a few days & got it down. His friend Dan Sena from Dim Mak records asked him to start a night at Detroit bar in Costa Mesa with him. Saying it’ll be fun! We get paid! We get to dj and we drink for free!
Guillermo Arce almost didn’t do it because he doesn’t drink and rather just play at home by myself. But I am so glad I decided to do it because I have meet a lot of fun interesting people & play at big places and have opened up for big acts like Major Lazer, Crystal Castles, Datarock, Peter Hook of Joy Division / New Order, Afrika Bambaataa, Skrillex, The Presets, Flosstradamus, Arabian Prince, Steve Aoki, Cut Chemist, Wolfgang Gartner, Mstrkrft and the list goes on…
About Riders of the Plastic Groove
With well over 20 years of DJ'ing experience, Dennis Simms has held
residencies at famous clubs like Metropolis (Irvine, CA) C2K at The
Venetian (Las Vegas, NV) and The Shark Club (Costa Mesa, CA).
Dennis Simms has performed with world class talent such as Junior Vasquez, Taylor, Danny Tanaglia, Frankie Bones, Sandra Collins, Crystal Method, David Alvarado and DJ Pierre just to name a few. While at C2K, he has opened for Snoop Dogg, Digital Underground, Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh. Dennis was also a part of the So-Cal rave scene back in the 90’s while working with master of underground sound systems known as "Shredder" (aka Atlas Sound).
Dennis Simms currently operates a long-standing radio show called
"Riders of the Plastic Groove" (RotPG) that is dedicated in delivering
the best in electronic music from all over the globe featuring world
class DJ's oftentimes performing live sets on the weekly broadcast.
The show airs every Friday night from 8pm - 10pm (PST) and broadcasts
live and direct from the University of California (Irvine, CA) at KUCI
88.9fm and also streaming worldwide at www.kuci.org. You can
also find KUCI streaming on iTunes under Public Radio / KUCI.
RotPG, Orange County’s top rated electronic dance music show, features
many styles of music such as breaks, house, electro, progressive,
minimal, tech house, techno, trance and drum & bass. RotPG regularly
hosts world class DJ's and producers such as Sasha, John Digweed, Paul Van Dyk, Taylor, Christopher Lawrence, Juan Atkins, Skylab 2000,
Bassland, Electric Skychurch, Omar Santana, Scott Bradford (Lexicon
Avenue), Tom Stephan, Fred De Neef, David Alvarado, Rachael Starr,
Simply Jeff and Faust & Shortee just to name a few.
To hear the finest in electronica from all spectrums of sound, tune in
every Friday night to KUCI 88.9fm from 8pm to 10pm.
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