Although Ryan “D.J. R.P.M.” McGuire’s professional career started at the age of 18, he began honing his deejay skills almost at the tender age of 10. Ask his mother and she’ll tell you she had to pull him away from his cassette tapes and make him go outside to play some days. What started as a dream to be a radio jock turned into an obsession with the entire art of DJing and since then Ryan has stopped at nothing to conquer every aspect of the industry.
Aside from realizing his dream of doing radio for over 4 years at KXJM, DJ R.P.M has become a DJ in high demand. Ryan has performed Weddings, Birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Private parties, Middle Schools, High Schools, Spring Break, Corporate, Retail, Promotional and has held down every predominant club in the Portland area. While many of these events are one in the same in theory, each must be treated differently and approached from a different angle. R.P.M. prides himself in being able to adjust to his crowd and surroundings and get the job done properly and efficiently, whatever the case may be.
R.P.M.’s musical knowledge is vast and armed with this knowledge he’s been known to rock crowds from the hottest hip-hop/dance club to some of the most elegant weddings you may ever see. From Frank Sinatra to 50 Cent, Barry White to Beyonce, Elvis to Eminem, BeeGees to Bieber…What ever his audiences crave, they won’t leave unsatisfied… most of the time they won’t want to leave at all!
R.P.M. has had the privilege of spinning for events and radio shows with guests like Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado, Ice Cube, Hulk & Brook Hogan, Ciara, T.I., Warren G, DMC (of RUN DMC), Pitbull, Digital Underground and Coolio. He has also entertained at events for Macy's, Fred Meyer, Be The Match, and Home Depot.
He has thrown down on the turntables at some of the most prized venues in the Portland-Metro area including The Moda Center, Roseland Theater, Berbatis, Crystal Ballroom, Portland Art Museum, Westend Theater, Ainsworth House, Abernethy Center, Gray Gables, Left Bank Annex, Gorgecrest Vineyards, Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom, Tiffany Center, Nines Hotel, Arie @ Eagle Landing, Fort Vancouver, Lakeside Gardens, McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast, Mt Hood Organic Farms, Oregon Golf Club, Red Lion @ The Quay, Riverview, Treasury Ballroom, World Trade Center, Castaway, McMenamins Grand Lodge, McMenamins Kennedy School, Langdon Farms, Zenith Vinyard, Lewis River Golf Course, Elysian Ballroom, Benson Hotel, Camas Meadows, Hostess House, Lake Creek Lodge, Jenkins Estate, The Reserve, Hilton Executive Towers, Postlewait's, Exchange Ballroom, Troutdale House, World Forestry Center, Heathman Lodge, Sentinel Hotel, Skamania Lodge, Bridal Veil Lakes, Yellow Gold Farm, Anderson Lodge, Lucy's Garden, Pomeroy Farm, Stoller Vinyards, The Quay, Red Lion Jantzen Beach, Red Lion Convention Center, Portland City Grill, The Foundry, Caswell Sculpture Garden, Mountain View Orchards, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Union & Pine, Opal 28, Scholls Valley Lodge, McMenamins Edgefield, Oregon Garden Abiqua Country Estate, Youngberg Hill Winery, Blue Hour , Royal Oaks Country Club, Cape Horn Estates, and Cedarville Lodge. He has also rocked Portland's hottest clubs including Barrel Room, Splash Bar, Shake Bar, Dirty, The Greek Cusina, Hobo's, Candy, Dodge City, Refectory and Copper Penny.
He has entertained youngsters at schools throughout the Portland-Metro area including Lincoln HS, Hillsboro HS, Reynolds HS & MS, Centennial HS, Tigard HS, Mt. View HS, Evergreen HS, Battleground HS, Columbia River HS, St. Mary's Academy, Lake Owego HS & MS, Prairie HS, Astoria HS, Taft HS, Ridgefield HS, Lents MS, Clear Creek MS, Parkrose Middle School, Lewis & Clark College, Oregon State University, Clark College, Western Oregon University and more!
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