Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Interview: DJ Protege

DJ Protege of Blue Room Music Group has been keepin' our body rockin' in the hottest clubs in town from Six Lounge (Wednesdays) to Union Park (Thursdays) to Prague (Fridays). Holla at him next time you're out...

We recently got a chance to catch up with him outside of his busy schedule. Thanks for taking the time... here's what he had to say...

AHHS: Can you give your fans a quick bio of yourself?

Protege: I was born & raised in Austin Texas. DJing was a hobby I picked and haven’t stopped yet. It's simple I play music. And I do it well enough that I have been a working dj for 12 years or so.

AHHS: How did you get started in DJing?

Protege: I used to listen to Dj Magic Mike in the early 90's. He was always scratching. It sounded dope.

AHHS: Which artists inspire you the most and why?

Protege: There's so many artist in so many different styles of music it's hard to just say one or two. Timbaland cause his use of sounds and how their layered. Kanye & Just Blaze for there sample use.

AHHS: What are you spinnin' these days?

Protege: Man I play everything. Hip Hop, Reggae, House, 80's Retro. If I think folks mite feel it. I'll spinning it.

AHHS: From past experience, which song gets the party hype?

Protege: Black Sheep - This or That

AHHS: What gives you inspiration and how does that transpire into your music?

Protege: Man that's kind of hard to answer is just a few words. It's cause I mite like a melody from one track, maybe a baseline, snare, kick ect. It's the little things that make me want to work on something new.

AHHS: How do you see the scene locally, and where do you see it going?

Protege: It's changed a lot; People are more open to different kinds of music. It's cool because you can here a lot of different style in a small area.

AHHS: What is your favorite venue to perform at, and why?

Protege: I don't think I have a favorite but I did enjoy DJing @ Barcelona cause the bass was real solid.

AHHS: Can you give us 3 of your most favorite local artists?

Protege: Easy...........Feddi Man, Zeale 32 & Mike and Ike

AHHS: What is the best piece of advice that someone in the industry has given you?

Protege: All ways keep the energy level high.

AHHS: And a more light-hearted question: Have you seen a correlation between your level of success and quality of hoes?

Protege: Hell yeah......... Ladies look better as you get better/more popular.

AHHS: Do you have any parting words to our readers?

Protege: Do you and do it good. Take the time to study your craft. You'll make more noise by not imitating someone else’s style.

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