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Reppin Vancity DJ T

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B: When did your interest in music begin?

DJ T: I have always loved music, when I was a kid I would play pots and pans I had a little kid keytar, that's right I said it a keytar lol, with a head mic so I could pretend I was a full out rockstar lol.

B: How and when did the dream of being a DJ begin?

DJ T: When I was a kid I always wanted to be something in entertainment but I couldn't sing, I couldn't rap, I could break dancing but I was too big to be a professional dancer. My sisters boyfriend at the time talked to me about how he used to DJ and I thought it was something I wanted to get into, but I didn't know much about it. I watched the movie Save the Last Dance, and when they get into the club and it goes from the Rocwilder to Crooklyn Clans remix of 'Love Like This', I knew that was what I wanted to do. So at 13 I would do odd jobs to make money. I went and put turntables and a mixer on layaway from a pawnshop and on my 14th birthday my parents paid the balance of my gear for me. I then I taught myself how to play.

B: What was the first event you ever played at/put on?

DJ T: I DJ'd a dance at UBC and cleared the whole room when I was 13. lol. The first (club) party I ever did was with my boy Justin, it was called "Schools Out" at Lick club and it failed, but I learned from it.

B: What's the best, or your favorite all time event you've played/put on?

DJ T: My favorite place I played was this competition in Tom Lee Music, and I got second place. My favorite event, well have two I've put on. One was blacklight that Blackcard Productions put on, which was me and Ethan working together. We did the event at Lick club. The other one was me and DJ Joi-zee throwing our birthday parties together, this year we had a real shower built onstage and a dancer in it, all sorts of awesome.

B: Who are your favorite DJ's?

DJ T: My fav DJ's are the Crooklyn Clan crew, and this really cool group called Keys n Krates- they are sick. But in Vancity it was DJ Jules, R.I.P.

B: When all the partying is over how do you like to chill?

DJ T: I like going out dancing with friends or staying home and watching movies with the wifey.

B: What was your first record/album you ever bought?

DJ T: First track I ever bought on vinyl was 'Boyfriend/Girlfriend' by Blackstreet and Janet Jackson.

B: What's you favorite track of all time?

DJ T: Blackstreet's- 'Hustlers Prayer', Tony Rebel's- 'If Jah', Beres Hammond's- 'No Disturb Sign' and Earth, Wind and Fire's- 'September'.

B: How is the gay/lesbian club scene doing in your eyes at the moment?

DJ T: I feel the scene has to adapt to our new surrounding as the doors have closed on many of our venues. Luckily other doors have opened. The 'straight' bars are more accepting (of gays) then they were when I first came out 8 years ago, which is nice to see.

B: Vinyl vs. CDJ's?

DJ T: Anyone who knows me knows that I love me some vinyl. There's nothing better then the feeling of the wax on the tips of your fingers, and going to that little dark record store making sure you find that one rare record you hope no one else will take. However it is cheaper in this economy to play CDs thanks to iTunes.

B: If you could stage a party anywhere, where would you choose?

DJ T: I love to work with production and make an amazing show in Las Vegas.

B: How do you see the (gay DJ club scene) scene 5 years from now?

DJ T: I see DJ's and bands working together more. Bringing back the bands, M.C.'s and, DJ's Friday and Saturday's about more then just getting drunk but as real entertainment.

B: What advice would you give to any new DJs/Promoters?

DJ T: My advice is make sure u are doing it cause you love music and the high of a great dance floor. Also make sure when you are learning how to DJ you learn the old fashioned way from vinyl to CDs then to computer, cause then you'll be able to DJ in any kind of situation that may come up. For promoters, make sure you throw a party in a venue that fits the kind of party you want to have, not just because you have a space.

B: Do you have a current residency?

DJ T: No residencies as of right now. Looking for the right space and right event. ☺

B: Anything else you want to say?

DJ T: I would like to say thank you to my friends and family that have loved and supported me through everything. Especially to my parents if they hadn't given me the support and freedom I wouldn't have been able to do what I do. Thank you to my wifey for being there when I would fail and help pick me back up, to my best friend for many nights brainstorming and listening to my frustrations. And to my DJ daddy, R.I.P. DJ Jules, you taught me real mixing.

Thanks T for Now peeps, make sure you go check out one of her sets at her next event!! And if you want to get in touch to book her for one of your events, you can hit DJ T up on Facebook or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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