Mario Garcia, aka DJ Sixth Element, is originally from Puerto Rico and currently resides in Miami where he operates his DJ business, Sixth Element. He caters to the South Florida area and specializes in corporate, private and house parties. Read on and get to know more about your fellow DJ.
1. How and when did you get started as a DJ?
At the age of 15, I was asked to help another DJ with a gig. A few bad cables forced him to make a run to Radio Shack and he left me in charge. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to be a DJ.
2. Is this a full-time job or something you do on the side?
I used to DJ full time at an ice skating rink in Miami for several years, but now DJing is a side job. I work full time in the marketing department for an international company based in Miami.
3. What fixtures are included in your setup?
My setup includes the following: a Mini Kinta and two LED Mushroom effect lights, an Obey 40 DMX controller and a MiN Laser RBX laser. In the future, I would like to add a 6SPOT, an additional Mini Kinta and a few SlimPAR 56 wash lights.
4. What is your favorite fixture and why?
As a mobile DJ, my favorite fixture is the LED Mushroom. Whether you use a single fixture to light a house party or string a couple together to flood a larger venue, they are always effective.
5. Best advice you can give someone just getting started in the DJ industry?
Always listen to different types of music and keep your ears open. It’s about what music will move the crowd, not what you like.
6. What are your top three most requested songs?
My top three most requested songs are: “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams, “Holy Grail” by Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake and “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell Williams.