2 Technics 1200mk5s, 2 Pioneer CDJ 1000 mk2s, Behringer DMX-4000 4 channel mixer, TEAC RW – CD22 cd recorder, Vinyl :), JBL 15” monitor, Klipsch 12” subwoofer.
How did you get into electronic music and what made you become a dj?
When I was 15 I stumbled upon a radio station here in L.A. (103.1 KDL) that used to play all of the club hits at that time such as: Diving - 4 strings, Something – Lasgo etc. I didn’t even know what this type of music was called, but the melodies and energy captivated me so I looked into how one “plays” it which is how I got into djing. As far as my reasons for spinning aside from loving the music, I feel a calling for me to unite people through music, so getting an uplifting emotional message across to the crowd through tunes that I love playing is very fulfilling as well as uplifting for me. If I can make peoples’ or even just one person’s night at a party through good vibes, then that’s all I want :).
Seems like you mix a variety of different styles; what makes you choose so many?
Well I feel that not just one genre explains or “understands” how I feel and given that there are so many aspects that make up my personality and sentiments that are ever changing, for me spinning just one isn’t as fulfilling as playing multiple. From the heavy sides of hardstyle, morbidity and rolling basslines of dark psy, to the dreamy uplifting aspects of trance, it’s impossible for me to appreciate just one style. It’s like someone having one personality trait, doesn’t happen!
In your opinion, what makes a good dj?
That is a good question actually. Well, I believe that one should be passionate about what they do and have good intentions contrary to spinning strictly for money, sex, or whatever else is derived from arrogance. I feel that if one makes one’s passions their way of life, then they’re in the right no matter what because they genuinely find happiness within themselves doing what they love. As far as technicalities go: evidently tight beat matching, clean transitions, having equal levels throughout your set, and good communication with the crowd!
My Mixes 26 mixes, 30 hours, 2.23 gb