DJ MiRz lives in Miami, Fla. and caters to Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The Miami native specializes in Zouk, Compas, Hip Hop, Rhythm and Blues, Dance, Rap, Reggae, Latin and Caribbean music and has almost 10 years of experience. Read on and get to know more about him.
1. How did you get started as a DJ?
I started DJing in 2003. The events I attended were in need of a DJ, so I decided to invest in some equipment which included a pair of Numark CD players, and a mixer. I started out doing small parties for my friends which resulted in referrals. I DJ all types of events including weddings, birthday celebrations, school events and other special occasions.
2. Is this a full-time job or something you do on the side?
I have a passion for music and entertaining others, but DJing has always been just a side job.
3. What fixtures are included in your setup?
I recently just started investing in lighting for my setup. I have a few SlimPAR LED wash lights and a Scorpion Storm FX laser. I would like to add more uplighting to my setup so I can offer my clients extra services.
4. What is your favorite fixture and why?
So far, my Scorpion Storm FX laser is my favorite fixture.
5. Best advice you can give someone just getting started in the DJ industry?
Learn your music well and spend the extra money on quality equipment because it will pay for itself in the end.