Robert A. Velasco, aka DJ Awtkazt (pronounced outcast), is a DJ who lives in New Brunswick, N.J. and caters to the N.Y. and N.J. areas. He owns and operates Skorpio Productions Entertainment and DJs all types events from car shows to weddings. Read on and get to know more about him.
1. How did you get started as a DJ?
I became interested in DJing in the 80’s because my uncle was a DJ in the NY mobile circuit. I started DJing in 1994 and currently do private and corporate events.
2. Is this a full-time job or something you do on the side?
DJing is a part-time gig for me. I work full time as an implementation analyst for a healthcare automation company.
3. What fixtures are included in your setup?
I use an Obey 40 DMX controller to control my fixtures. I’m looking to add Intimidator Spot LED 150 moving yokes, a haze or fog machine and a bunch of SlimPAR wash lights for uplighting.
4. What is your favorite fixture?
I haven’t added moving yokes or scanners to my setup yet, so I can’t say I have a favorite fixture. I can’t wait to see the lineup coming to the 2012 DJ Expo because I plan to pick up some new gear.
5. Best advice you can give someone just getting started in the DJ industry?
Seek professional advice and budget accordingly.