Reflections of a DJ

DJ Big Ben Talks Art of Quick Mixing on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Big Ben

DJ Big Ben

On this episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew travels to New York City to sit down with DJ Big Ben.

The veteran DJ discussed topics such as quick mixing, which he’s known for, working with the legendary Mister Cee at Hot 97, and the impact that rappers like Nipsey Hussle and 6ix9ine had on New York.

Watch the excerpt below and the full episode here.

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Related Post: When Should DJs Retire? J. Espinosa Discusses With ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

When Should DJs Retire? J. Espinosa Discusses With ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

J. Espinosa
J. Espinosa at the Red Bull Music 3Style World Finals in Taipei, Taiwan on Jan. 26, 2019. (Credit: Jasmine Chang / Red Bull)

J. Espinosa, the Red Bull Music 3Style world champion, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The renowned Bay Area DJ talked about his experience competing in 3Style, what it’s like being the official DJ for the Oakland Raiders, plus more. At one point, Espinosa and the crew pondered the question: when should DJs retire?

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R.O.A.D. Podcast: Does Marshmello Have a Clone?

Marshmello

On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew discusses a variety of current issues in the DJ and nightlife industries. One of the topics discussed is the rumor that Marshmello uses stand-ins for his live shows.

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Related: Jerome Baker III Talks Go-Go, B-More and Jersey Club on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Jerome Baker III Talks Go-Go, B-More and Jersey Club Music on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Jerome Baker

Jerome Baker
Jerome Baker performs at Lounge 247 in New York. (Source: Instagram)

Jerome Baker III, a DJ based out of Washington, D.C., talks about regional club music and more on this week’s episode of Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. R.O.A.D. Podcast.

In addition to a long career in nightlife, Baker runs Rock Creek Social Club, a creative agency that also hosts a monthly day party. He is involved in the local Broccoli City music festival, and has performed for the Washington Wizards and Washington Redskins.

In the interview, Baker and the crew also discuss his upbringing in Arizona, his own podcast, and DJing with Phase.

Watch the excerpt below and the full interview here.

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Related: Four Color Zack and DJ Scooter Debate Sync Feature on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Craze Talks Freestyling Sets on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Craze

Craze
Craze at Q Nightclub in Seattle. (Credit: Robee Aquino)

Two weeks ago, Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. the R.O.A.D. Podcast had A-Trak and Roctakon on the show to discuss their recent Twitter debate. This week, the show sat down with Craze, who also took part in the argument.

The outspoken turntablist discussed the altercation, among many other topics, such as touring with Kanye West and working with Four Color Zack.

At one point, co-host DJ Crooked asked Craze how he goes about planning his sets. Craze revealed that he didn’t plan his sets until he started working with Zack.

Watch an excerpt below and the full episode here.

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Related: A-Trak and Roctakon Address Twitter Debate on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Tina T Talks Competing on ‘Master of the Mix’ on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Tina T

DJ Tina T
DJ Tina T at Backyard Kitchen & Tap in San Diego, CA. (Source: Facebook)

Following their highly anticipated interview with A-Trak and Roctakon, the R.O.A.D. Podcast sat down with veteran DJ Tina T.

Based in Los Angeles, Tina is best known for founding Camp Spin Off, a DJ camp for teens. She also competed on the third season of VH1’s Master of the Mix reality show and DJ competition.

Tina discussed a variety of topics in the interview, including what it was like competing on Master of the Mix.

Watch an excerpt below and the full episode here.

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Related: A-Trak and Roctakon Address Twitter Debate on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Beyond Faithful: the Beef Behind the Hypest Record in DJ History

Be Faithful

Be Faithful

Whether or not you’re a DJ, chances are you’ve heard Fatman Scoop and Crooklyn Clan’s timeless anthem, “Be Faithful.” It’s a sure-fire party starter that gets played everywhere from clubs and stadiums to weddings and movies.

EDM stars drop it in between choreographed hand-hearts. Even Australian Parliament members “throw they hands up” when the song comes on. I’ve been playing it for over 16 years, and it’s never failed. Not once.

What many people don’t know is the story behind it and the on-going feud between Fatman and Crooklyn Clan member Sizzahandz. To shed light on the situation, the R.O.A.D. Podcast sat down with both of them to hear their sides of the story.

Watch below:

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Four Color Zack: The Politics of DJing in Las Vegas

Four Color Zack

Four Color Zack
Four Color Zack at Holy Ship! 10.0 on Jan. 7, 2018. (Credit: Rukes)

Four Color Zack recently sat down for an interview with the Reflections of a DJ podcast (a.k.a. R.O.A.D. Podcast). The show is hosted by Las Vegas DJs Crooked, D-Miles, Jaime Da Great, and Neva.

Among the topics discussed were the politics of DJing in Vegas. A fan of the show, Zack told the hosts that he values their inside perspective of the Vegas club scene. The conversation that ensues covers what it’s really like DJing in Sin City as well as some of the dos and don’ts of holding down a residency.

Watch the clip and listen to the full interview below. New episodes of Reflections of a DJ go up on Wednesdays on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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Related: Shecky Green: How DJ AM Became the Highest Paid DJ in the World

How DJ AM Became the Highest Paid DJ in the World

Shecky Green

Shecky Green
Jonathan Shecter aka “Shecky Green.” (Credit: L.E. Baskow / Las Vegas Weekly)

Jonathan Shecter aka “Shecky Green,” the co-founder of The Source magazine and current Editor-In-Chief for Cuepoint at Medium, was recently a guest on the Reflections of a DJ (R.O.A.D.) podcast.

A former director of programming for the Wynn, Shecky played a key role in negotiating DJ AM’s groundbreaking deal with Las Vegas’ PURE Nightclub in 2006.

During the convo, the show’s co-host Crooked asked Shecky about how he helped broker the deal. Shecky discusses how the negotiations went down and how it raised the bar for DJs going forward. He also talks about how the death of AM marked the beginning of the EDM era.

Reflections of a DJ is hosted by Las Vegas DJs Crooked, D-Miles, Neva, and Jaime Da Great.

Watch the clip and listen to the full interview below. New episodes go up on Wednesdays on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Related: DJ Scooter: WTF is Open Format DJing?

DJ Scooter: WTF is Open Format DJing?

DJ Scooter

DJ Scooter
DJ Scooter at at 1 OAK in Las Vegas on Sept. 20, 2017. (Source: Facebook)

DJ Scooter, a San Diego nightlife icon and member of the duo Scooter and Lavelle, was recently a guest on the Reflections of a DJ (R.O.A.D.) podcast.

During the convo, the show’s co-host Crooked asked the question: WTF is open-format DJing? The answer may seem obvious, but Scooter and the hosts had different definitions.

Reflections of a DJ is hosted by Las Vegas DJs Crooked, D-Miles, Neva, and Jaime Da Great.

Watch the clip and listen to the full interview below. New episodes go up on Wednesdays on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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