Byron Fenix, senior producer and host of the weekly radio program Soul Deluxe, is not your average mix DJ and is soul music's most unlikely ambassador. Born to a Navajo father and a half Hopi half Navajo mother, the Phoenix native learned early on to appreciate diversity, not just in the music he collected, but in his everyday life as well. A graduate of Camelback High School in central Phoenix, Byron studied computer aided design at Phoenix College, and has been “spinning vinyl” in one shape or form, for years. 

The second eldest of five children, Byron developed a sense of humility and a strong work ethic early on, in part from having to help watch out for his siblings, while also witnessing it being played out by his elders. Over time Byron’s hard work ethic, creative spirit, and curious nature caused him to take the leap and start sharing his love of music on Phoenix’s online community radio station, Radio Phoenix. First, in 2008, as part of the innovative dance music program, Unity Vibe, he was thrown into talking on the mic by Phoenix’s DJ RMC, and later in 2010, as host of his own popular show.

What some people find the most interesting about him is that even though he now has a regular DJ residency in Phoenix, and a popular radio program, he’s still that humble, curious, hard working guy he always was. He also likes to keep things simple. When not on the air sharing the newest jams with his radio audience or keeping the crowds hyped at the club, Byron says his favorite things to do are spending time with his son, and listening to new music.

Byron is a resident DJ at Red Thai in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Craig Matthew serves as one of the co-hosts of The Venus Vault radio show, offering a male’s point of view as part of the program’s “Man Panel." He began his career as a touring professional golfer where he competed in several PGA Tour events and became a champion on the PGA Tour-Canada. While competing at the collegiate level he became the first golfer in the history of the Ohio State University to be named Academic All American as well as Athletic All American in consecutive years. Since retiring from his career as a touring golfer, Craig founded Altitude Coffee Lab in Scottsdale, Arizona, which was named “Best Coffee Shop” by Phoenix New Times in 2014.

In addition to his time spent in the coffee industry, Craig is a signed model with Ford Models in Arizona (Ford RBA) and also is currently recording his first album with renowned Los Angeles-based audio company Aftermaster Audio Labs. Having been exposed to such a wide variety of situations, Craig presents a unique male perspective colored by everything from professional sports to the Hollywood music scene.

Pita serves as co-host and producer for The Venus Vault radio show. Besides brainstorming topics to cover during the show and booking guests, Pita anchors the show’s “Naked News” segment, covering the silly, absurd and outrageous things that people do each week.

Pita is a multimedia journalist based in Phoenix who has a deep understanding of the complicated issues on which she reports. Equally curious and passionate, Pita digs through many layers to get to the heart of each story. As a journalist, Pita is inspired by social issues with a focus on underserved populations and the Latino community. Since graduating from Arizona State University she has worked in multiple settings, from mainstream television news to grassroots community radio stations. 

A contributing writer for both Spanish and English publications, Pita is currently producing an episodic web series about DREAMers and co-producing her first documentary about the healthcare system within the undocumented community in Phoenix. Pita's primary goal is to produce stories that will engage diverse audiences in open dialogue that will effect change on important issues. As director of communications of One Arizona, a coalition that represents twelve advocacy Arizona organizations, she supports the issues that matter to the immigrant community in Arizona, acting as an advocate for her community.

 

Nick Ramirez is a co-host and member of the “Man Panel” on The Venus Vault radio show. He brings an alternative (post corporate) lifestyle perspective to the show, combining a 1960s free love spirit mixed with an egalitarian and paleocultural lifestyle for the 21st century.

Named by Phoenix New Times as the No. 2 metal drummer in the Phoenix area, Nick is an accomplished musician and has recently launched a solo career under the stage name VjVistaDrummer along with his cosmic life partner Soraya Dominguez as MayaMusik.

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