In 7th grade my school didn’t have enough money to hire a DJ. I liked music, and
electronic stuff, so I decided I would make a mix tape and play it out of the
home stereo system that I had in my room. The mixtape was titled the “Kick Mix Tape,” because it started out with Beastie Boy’s ‘Fight for your Right.’ I made other mixes after that and for some reason I kept putting ‘Fight for your Right’ first and naming it the same. Stupid name, my mistake.
Anyways, I slowly kept buying more and more equipment, anything to help make the next party better. Lights, bigger speakers, fog machines and so on. When I was about 16 I figured out that I could start charging money for my skills and that’s when I decided my career path. I mean, I was getting paid to do what I would have done for free anyway… So I would DJ at my high school’s dances, assemblies, lunches, grad nights, anything they would let me spin at. By the time I graduated I had already played hundreds of shows, and owned enough equipment to throw a concert in a small arena. In college in-between classes I would have to return phone calls and emails from corporate clients, and promoters that were planning my next events. It started getting pretty crazy so eventually I hired some of my friends to help out and that’s when things started really blowing up.
Fast-forward to today and I can almost guarantee that if you live in southern California you have been to an event that I have either DJed, produced, or been involved with in some way. If you want more info on this check out Kick-Mix.com (the production company’s site)
Music is my girlfriend. I don’t have a favorite type really; I try to be well-rounded and will listen to anything I can get my hands on. My favorite types of parties are the kind that I can play whatever I want, ranging from Johnny Cash to Daft Punk and everything between.
One thing that separates me from other DJs is my music video mixing. For years my crew and I have come up with the freshest, most creative music video content out there. Mixing in cartoon and movie clips into our sets, getting video drops from artist, and even shooting and producing our own music videos. We even hook up live cameras and integrate video from the crowd into the set. I guarantee we will blow away any crowd.
I love to scratch, if I could scratch the entire performance that still wouldn’t be enough. But I know how annoying it can be when you just want to hear your favorite song and someone is scratching it up and ruining it for you, so I try to keep it to a minimum during performances. However, I will battle any scratch DJ at the drop of a hat! Even though I’ll probably lose.
That’s all I got, anything else you want to know just ask!
Paying it Forward
I like to give back to the community, helping
advance causes and strengthen foundations, my company and I are proud to help support the
American Cancer Society
Race for the Cure
Boys & Girls Club
The Red Cross
Habitat for Humanity
California State Parks
Baja Animal Sanctuary
The Leukemia Lymphoma Society
The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Special Olympics of Southern California
Hope Aids Walk
Who I’ve Worked With
Black Eyed Peas