What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The process consist of meeting (in person, when possible) to discuss the vision for the event. From there, I would provide feedback and I would explain how I would best service their event. Lastly, I would render a breakdown of the services and equipment to be provided and the costs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have spun for the past 10 years playing at various events, large and intimate. In addition to that, I was also a dj with The Dj Scratch Academy & Scratch Weddings in NYC for several years.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Back when I was promoting parties, one of the djs I booked for an event had canceled at the last minute so I jump in for him, and I never looked back.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked with all types and I've spun at corporate events, weddings, restaurant and lounges, schools and college, kids, department stores, galleries, celebrities, and lgbt events... You name it, i probably have spun at something similar.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I'm proud of how successful an exhibition that I spun for at the Bronx Museum was. The music, paired with the images, impacted the crowd and the client in a very striking way. It took me about 2weeks to prep his song list.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would say not to cut corners when it comes to having a quality event, so book someone with a proven track record and in NYC & Harlem, I got the keys.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Find out if the prospective dj is versatile enough to make any necessary musical shifts, if necessary, just in case.