Derris “Deevine Soundz” Perkins is one of St. Louis’ paramount DJs. Born and raised in north St. Louis, MO, to a young, working mother and a renowned radio personality /disc jockey father. A graduate of Northwestern Missouri State University, with a Bachelor degree in Communications, Soundz has maneuvered his way through the music world for nearly twenty years. He began spinning records in 1992 at college and house parties throughout St. Louis and surrounding cities. Known for his ability to blend all genres of music, Soundz later became St. Louis’ premiere skating rink and night club DJ. Skaters of Saints and Skate King rolled with the sounds of Soundz for more than a decade. In 1999, he landed an internship with Clear Channel Communications. After a brief hiatus, Soundz realized radio was his true calling and rejoined the communications arena with Radio One, Inc. His career at Radio One began as a part-time promotions assistant. Within minimal time, he was promoted to local executive producer for the nationally syndicated Michael Baisden Show, and weekend on-air personality on WFUN-FM, Foxy 95.5 HYPERLINK "http://www.myfoxy955stl.com" www.myfoxy955stl.com . In October 2011, he transitioned from afternoon to morning drive, becoming the local producer for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Mon-Fri 5:00AM-9:00AM. He also holds the duties of Production and Traffic Assistant. Multitasking is apart of his daily routine, as he juggles each with a thorough mind and hand! Outside of the airwaves, Soundz continues to pave his way through the St. Louis and metro east area, specializing in weddings, birthdays, private and special events. For over two years, he was the house DJ for St. Louis’ #1 upscale nightclub, The Loft Jazz Club. Currently since 2009, he's been moving the crowd every weekend at Studio Blu (The Loft Jazz Club partner venue). Derris “Deevine Soundz” Perkins, is the man who delivers music “that will give you a lifetime of inspiration, memories and pleasure”!
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