Long Island’s DJ Theo is a seasoned veteran of the dance music industry, one who has not only lived to experience some of New York’s key clubbing moments, but one who has contributed to the scene itself. As a resident DJ for the tony Hamptons’ outdoor venue, Neptune’s Beach Club – with Theo now on his 13th consecutive year as resident DJ, one of the longest such residencies in America – Theo has been both patient and dogged in his intensely personal quest for furthering the cause of dance music.
Born Theo Pisani, DJ Theo honed his radio chops as a college radio programmer and music director for Rhode Island’s Bryant College, where he introduced alternative gems like New Order and 808 State into the stations’ rock-heavy playlists. Later working at New York’s Party 105.3FM Radio station, where he remains to this day, Theo had the opportunity of showing off his club-DJing skills to a much wider audience. In the late-1990’s, Theo’s live DJ sets from area nightclubs were broadcast on the seminal radio station, WLIR, where he also worked. Today, Theo maintains two weekly mixshows broadcast live satellite radio.
Although Theo has devoted years to radio, his true passion lies in clubland. As a club jock, Theo thrills over 3,000 patrons each Saturday during the summer when he spins nine-hour daytime parties at Neptune’s in the Hamptons. Deejaying at this breathtaking site, located directly on the beach in New York’s storied vacation getaway, Theo has cultivated Neptune’s from a middling venue into a contemporary powerhouse where global jocks like Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone and Erick Morillo are booked to play. This year Theo is nominated by DJ Times Magazine as one of “America’s Best DJs.