Meet DJ Dysquo, a club DJ active in the Miami scene.
1. How and when did you get started as a DJ? What types of events do you do?
I have always been interested in music and DJing. I used to break dance for about 10 years, I did music production for about six, then I started making beats and DJing for five years. When I moved to Miami (from New York) I wanted to take DJing really seriously. I approached DJ Irie – the DJ for the Miami Heat – and asked him to teach me. I have been DJing ever since. I DJ for any kind of events in clubs and at private functions. I DJ open-format music, like house, pop, R& B, reggae – anything.
2. Is this a full-time job or something you do on the side? If it’s a side job, please let us know what you do full time.
This is what I do full time and making a career out of it. It has been working out with more opportunities coming every day — a lot more traveling, a lot more press. Things for me are looking good.
3. What fixtures are included in your setup? What are you looking to add?
I usually don’t use lights because I do a lot of events in clubs, but if I do need them, I rent them and I ask for CHAUVET®.
4. Best advice you can give someone just getting started in the DJ industry?
Find a mentor, practice a lot and learn. There is more to DJing than just spinning the records. Learn about the crowd and the flow of the music, and remember to have fun.
5. What are your top three most requested songs?
“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, “Motivation” by Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne; and “Give me everything” Pitbull ft. Neyo.