Eric Aguirre, aka Vice, is an in-demand DJ and radio personality with a bent toward high-energy, club-ready EDM and mainstream house music.
A native of Los Angeles, Vice grew up listening to an eclectic mix of music including hip-hop, pop, rock, and R&B. At age 12, he bought his first turntable and started experimenting with DJ'ing. In the late '90s, he hustled his way up the ranks at Los Angeles' POWER 106, working first for the station's street team, and later earning the chance to spin records and mix live on the air. Gaining recognition as one of the station's top DJs, Vice eventually caught the attention of club owners. By the mid-2000s, he had helmed major dance nights at such hotspots as Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, Tao Las Vegas, and New York's Marquee. From there, he toured the globe, headlining sessions in Ibiza, Tokyo, London, and Hong Kong, as well as playing such festivals as ULTRA Miami, Nocturnal Wonderland, and Electric Daisy Carnival. As a producer, Vice has collaborated with a diverse group of luminaries including Rihanna
, Capitol Cities, Linkin Park
, Tegan and Sara
, Kelly Rowland
, and others. In 2013, he scored his own club hit with the anthemic EDM single "World Is Our Playground," featuring vocals from Mike Taylor. The track landed on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart and further established Vice as a rising star. In 2014, he returned with the rousing old-school house-influenced single "Bright Lights," featuring Estelle
. That same year he also grabbed ears with his pulsing remix of singer/songwriter Caitlyn Scarlett's "Bad Love." In 2016, Vice delivered two more ear-grabbing anthems, "Love Again" featuring singer Nicky B. and a remix of Wiktoria
's "Save Me." ~ Matt Collar