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[FEATURED DJ] DJ AI-VA

How long have you been spinning? 

Started as kid spinning at high school parties in 1991. First club gig was the same year. I was only 13 years old on the decks for 300+ club crowd. I started in 1998, so 20 years now.

 

What inspired you to DJ? 

As an eight year old kid my first mind blowing experience was to see Herbie Hancock with Grandmaster DST in the “Rock It” video. One of my older brothers friends was a musician and there was always music in our house. They we’re a great inspiration to me. I had many records by the time I was 12. So started to use my collection at my high school parties.

 

What genre is your favorite to mix? 

Blending hiphop with many other genres.

 

Favorite song to mix? 

Drop It Like It’s Hot, I like to Mash it with everything

 

Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years? 

Professionally touring the parts of world that I never been to, such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc. Spinning more festivals and more bigger events. I would also like to produce some big party hits.

 

What is your favorite hobby? 

Music and family takes up all my time. But number one after that is traveling, biking and hiking.

 

What is your favorite movie? 

Life Is Beautiful

 

What is your favorite TV show?

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Friends

 

What advice would you give to a new young DJ?

Learn and never give up. Work hard and earn your name!

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