Interview DJ Prostyle:
1. How long have you been djing and what inspired you to start?
I HAVE BEEN DJING FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS NOW... I FIRST WANTED TO BECOME A DJ WHEN MY SISTER THROUGH A HOUSE PARTY, I WAS ABOUT 13 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME AND THE DJ THERE LET ME PLAY WITH WITH THE EQUIPMENT WHEN THE PARTY WAS OVER.... AFTER STAYING UP ALL NIGHT SCRATCHING AND MESSING UP HIS RECORDS I KNEW IT WAS SUMTHING I WANTED TO DO..
2. What do you think makes a good DJ?
I THINK BEING A GOOD DJ IS BEING ABLE TO DO EVERYTHING. SOME DJ,S ARE GOOD AT SCRATCHING,, SOME ARE GOOD AT MIXING,, AND SOME JUST KNOW OUT TO TALK ON THE MIC AND ROC THE PARTY.... I THINK WHEN YOU COULD DO ALL 3 YOURSELF,, THEN YOU ARE A GOOD DJ..
3. With the qualities stated in Question 2, who do you think is a good DJ?
DJ KID CAPRI.. HE SET THE STANDARD TO WHAT KIND OF DJ I WANTED TO BE.. NOT JUST SUMONE WHO PLAYS MUSIC BUT RATHER A DJ WHO PUT ON A SHOW..
4. What's the most memorable experience in your DJ career?
WOW,, IVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE SO MANY BUT DJING FOR 106 & PARK LIVE ON TV AND THEN GETTING PHONE CALLS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY TELLING ME THEY WERE WATCHING WAS A BIG DEAL FOR ME..
5. What advice do you give to new djs that are pursuing a successful
career like yours that you wish you had received when starting out?
TO NEVER GIVE UP,, STAY PERSISTENT AND KNOW THAT THERES ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE TRYING TO GET WHERE YOUR TRYING TO GO.. SO MAKE WHEN YOUR GIVING OPERTUNITIES TO DO THINGS,, U TAKE ADVANGE... AND NEVER BURN BRIGDES BECAUSE YOU MIGHT HAVE TO CROSS THEM DOWN THE LINE..
6. What are you currently working on?
YOU COULD SEE ME KICK OFF YOUR WEEKEND EVERY FRIDAY ON BET 106 AND PARK.. GET READY FOR FREESTYLE FRIDAYS... ALSO I HAVE MY OWN RADIO SHOW ON POWER 95.3 IN ORLANDO MONDAY THREW FRIDAY FROM 7PM TO 11PM.. AND I MIX ON SUNDAYS FROM 8PM TO MIDNIGHT.. YOU COULD LISTEN ON LINE AT POWER 953.COM.. I ALSO HAVE MY OWN RECORD LABEL " ALL PRO RECORDS " .. WE WILL BE RELEASING OUR FIRST ARTIST SOON... I ALSO HAVE MY OWN PROMOTION COMPANY " ALL PRO PARTIES "-- WE DO PARTIES IN ORLANDO AND NEW YORK WEDNESDAY THREW SUNDAY AND THROW BIG CONCERTS, CHECK THE WEBSITE.. ALLPROPARTIES.COM.. I ALSO AM WORKING ON A REALITY TV SHOW AND IM IN THE WORKS ON A MOVIE DEAL... I ALSO HAVE A TRAVEL COMPANY " ALLPROTRAVEL.COM AND A COUPLE OF OTHER INVESTMENTS HERE AND THERE.. LOL...
7.When can they see you live? What clubs coming up?
YOU COULD SEE ME LIVE ON BET 106 & PARK THIS FRIDAY AND THE WEEK OF THE BET AWARDS LIVE FROM L.A. ,, AS FAR AS CLUBS GO.. EVERY WEDNESDAY IM LIVE AT ROXY NIGHTCLUB IN ORLANDO, THURSDAYS IN NEW YORK AT VARIOUS CLUBS,, FRIDAYS AT TABU NIGHTCLUB IN ORLANDO,, SAT NIGHTS AT DESTINY NIGHTCLUB IN ORLANDO AND SUNDAYS AT ROXY NIGHTCLUB IN ORLANDO... UNLESS IM TRAVELING AND COMING TO A CLUB NEAR YOU.. CHECK MY CALENDAR FOR UPDATES
8. Tell us about your local music scene. Who are the top local artists?
THE MUSIC SCENE HERE IN ORLANDO IS GREAT.. THERE IS ALOT OF UNSIGNED TALENT HERE.. OFCOURSE I MUST SAY THE HOTTEST ARTIST TO ME OUT HERE ARE TRAFFIK, BIG ADEPT, DROP, SONNY CHULO, BRAVO, WES FIF, VIPER AND SOME OTHERS... ORLANDO IS ABOUT TO MAKE ALOT OF NOISE IN THIS MUSIC INDUSTRY
9. What is a song that you hate to love ? (guilty pleasure)
I WOULD HAVE TO SAY ANY RECORD THAT I PLAY OUT.. I HEAR ALOT OF THE SAME RECORDS OVER AND OVER AGAIN..
10. As a street marketing professional on the promotion side of the
music industry, what suggestions do you have for independent or new
artists in creating a buzz for themselves? And how can they get to you?
YOU HAVE TO GO HEAVY WITH THE PROMOTIONS.. CDS,, SHIRTS,, FLYERS,, POSTERS,, EXT... AND GETTING YOUR MUSIC PLAYED IN THE CLUBS IS IMPORTANT ( MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR LOCAL DJ,S) . ALOT OF RECORDS HAVE TO START IN THE CLUB SCENE B4 THEY COULD MAKE IT TO THE RADIO.. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY MAKE SURE THE PRODUCT IS GOOD.. MEANING THE QUALITY.. NO MATTER HOW DOPE THE BEAT IS OR THE LYRICS... IF IT JUST SOUNDS BAD NOONE WITH SUPPORT IT.. YOU COULD CHECK MY MYSPACE PAGE FOR CONTACTS TO GET YOUR MUSIC TO ME..
11. What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome?
JUST TRYING TO STAY FOCUSED AND ON THE RIGHT COURSE, THINGS MOVE REALLY FAST AT TIMES FOR ME AND I JUST TRY TO STAY ON THE RIGHT TRACK.. I TRY TO STAY 1 STEP AHEAD AT ALL TIMES..
12. Who were your influences growing up?
13. Who would you like to share the stage with? Who have you shared the
I WAS NEVER ABLE TO MEET TUPAC.. BUT WAS BLESSED TO HAVE DONE A SHOW WITH BIGGIE.. I HAVE ALSO EITHER DONE CLUBS, CONCERTS OR 106 & PARK WITH JAY Z, DIDDY, BEYONCE, MICHEAL JACKSON, USHER, JANET JACKSON, MADONNA, WILL SMITH, KANYE WEST, 50 CENT, LIL WAYNE, MARIA CAREY, JIM JONES, YOUNG JEEZY, NAS, ALICIA KEYS, WYCLEF, RICK ROSS,SEAN PAUL, LIL JOHN, LUDACRIS, AND SO ON.. THERE REALLY ISNT ANYONE IS THE INDUSTRY I HAVENT MET YET...
MYSPACE.COM/DJPROSTYLE, ALLPROPARTIES.COM,, ALLPRORECORDS.COM, POWER953.COM,,
15. What else do you do besides DJ? And what are your typical working
WORK IS 24/7 ,,, I DONT SLEEP, I PASS OUT.. LOL.... ASIDE FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND EVERYTHING BUILT AROUND THAT.. I INVEST IN PROPERTIES, I AM ABOUT TO OPEN A BARBER SHOP, AND IM WORKING ON MOVIES AND OTHER THINGS FOR THE BIG SCREEN AND A TRAVEL AGENCY..