After releasing the mixtape “Leader of the New School” last year, DJ Dainjazone caught the attention of the electro pop mega duo LMFAO, quickly securing himself a highly coveted spot as the resident DJ for their wildly popular “Party Rock Crew” which throws some of the most celebrated and largest concerts and club nights. DJ Dainjazone now holds residencies in Las Vegas and Los Angeles at the most celeb driven marquee nights. Celebrity VIP Lounge had the opportunity to catch up with Dainjazone to chat about his start on the DJ circuit, what it’s like to work with LMFAO and whether he has a special lady in his life. Check out the highlights from the interview below.
DANITY: Tell us a little bit how you got involved in DJ-ing.
DJD: I was playing baseball at New Mexico State University and a teammate was throwing a big Halloween party. I decided I wanted to DJ the party. So I invested in a Numark CD Mixer a week before the party. After that party I continued to dj athlete parties and eventually invested in turntables.
DANITY: What do you think is the biggest misconception about being a DJ?
DJD: The biggest misconception about being a DJ Is that we have to fabricate what we do to be noticed or advance. The right people in the game will smell it on you in a heartbeat if you fabricate your accomplishments.
DANITY: Being a DJ, you have to be an energetic party starter. What do you think separates you from other DJ’s?
DJD: I typically don’t care to compare myself to other djs. I leave that up to the critics. I just want to focus on my craft, research, study and figure out ways to deliver a set that people will remember. I take risks in my sets. There’s a method to my madness. I don’t like to throw curveballs at the crowd without properly setting them up. It’s an art and a science.
DANITY: What has been the biggest challenge to get to where you are now?
DJD: I don’t think there is one specific challenge that sticks out. I’ve managed to put all challenges on the same respectful level and not make them bigger than what they are. Challenges will always occur so I feel the best thing to do is simplify this consistent occurrence.
DANITY: What has been the highlight of your career so far?
DJD: Being the temporary tour DJ for LMFAO. DJ Air, who is their tour DJ, broke his leg so I’m filling in until he’s ready to go.
DANITY: Do you have a secret talent?
DJD: No I don’t think so. Everything I’ve excelled in has been put on the surface and I’ve been acknowledged for it.
DANITY: You recently joined the LMFAO tour. What has it been like working with those guys? Are they as goofy “in real life” as their on-stage persona?
DJD: The experience has its fun moments but Redfoo is a perfectionist so I’ve had to ground myself and make sure I’m locked in and on the same page with not only him but the rest of the crew as well. When we’re not locked in work mode the fun and goofing around is out of control. The whole crew is filled with characters. In the mist of long days and nights with no sleep the jokes are a necessity.
DANITY: Being a DJ, I am sure you meet a lot of beautiful women around the world. Do you have a special lady in your life? What has been the craziest thing a girl has ever done to get your attention?
DJD: No, I am currently single. I haven’t experienced anything crazy yet. I’ve seen a lot, but the females actions weren’t directed towards me. Haha.
DANITY: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
DJD: Live a limitless life. Trust yourself. There is nothing I can’t do. I am a reflection of the best advice I’ve been given. My focus isn’t on flexing my success and end results. My focus is on what’s next.
Sounds like the perfect advice to me! We can’t wait to see where Dainjazone goes next.