Born and raised in Tampa, FL, DJ Soltrix started mixing and producing music when he was only 15 years old. He was inspired by local radio DJs and how they were capable of flawlessly blending tracks together into a high energy mix for thousands of listeners to enjoy. In 2008, he began working as a DJ in a local Latin radio station and quickly gained recognition in his community through his talents. His popularity continued to grow and he landed weekly residencies in some of the most prestigious nightclubs in Tampa. In 2012, he created and formed what is now known as the #1 Latin remix online store which features some of the world's most renowned Latin remixers: LatinRemixes.com. As a remixer, DJ Soltrix is well-known amongst the Latin DJ community and his remixes can be heard throughout Latin nightclubs across the globe. Some of the artists that he has produced club remixes for include: Prince Royce, Plan B, Tito El Bambino, Don Omar, Toby Love and countless more. His goals now are to travel and share his talents with the rest of the world.
Aside from being the first organize to bring Bachata Festival in the USA (Reno & San Francisco in 2009), Rodney is also a one-time co-organizer of the very first Dominican Republic Bachata Festival in Santo Domingo.
A top organizer of bachata festivals all over and with over 150,000 subscribers in his newsletter and over 30,000 friends combined in myspace, twitter, tribe and facebook, Rodney Rodchata Aquino is a popular Latin Dance instructor, promoter and lecturer in the world. He was the first man in history to ever organize the very 1st international bachata festival in USA (Reno Bachata Convention, SF Bachata Festival), and co-organize Lithuanian Bachata Festival, DC Bachata Congress, and soon in Hawaii, Seattle and Puerto Vallarta. Solely responsible for revolutionizing bachata dance in USA, RODCHATA, as bachateros intimately calls him, has been in the Latin Dance scene for over 15 years and is considered the foremost authority in the bachata dance, both Dominican and Modern styles. He recently launched his much awaited dance DVD line up, Latin Dance Stimulus, a 5-volume of dance instructional DVDs of bachata, salsa and merengue.
A certified instructor, his dance background includes Latin International Ballroom, salsa (on1, on2 mambo, and Cuban son, Casino), cumbia, chachacha, merengue and bachata. His first encounter of the bachata dance was in the New York area in the 90’s. He embarked himself into dancing bachata and studying the culture and since revolutionized bachata dancing in USA and the world.
He is the founder of the Salsagang.com (MySalsaNetwork), a dance website that revolutionized salsa dancing in the Bay Area. He also founded iBachata.net, and Rodchata.com that produces successful events such as Annual Reno Intl Bachata Convention, Annual San Francisco Bachata International Festival, Club Bachata and Havanisimo events. He had the opportunity to teach the Latin Dance at major events all over Europe, Asia, Australia, USA and beyond. Aside from teaching all over the world, he also teaches regular bachata and salsa classes all over the Bay Area.
Rodchata has MA in Counseling Psychology and is presently a PhD student. He is a certified Personal Fitness Trainer and holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in the Martial Arts. His experience in the Martial Arts for 20 years and his background in Fitness Training plays a vital role on his effectiveness as a dance teacher.