Name: Johnny Price
DJ Name: DJ J.P. GUNNz
Primary Genre: House
Other Genres: Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Pop, House, EDM
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Johnny Price: Good.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: What's going on everybody. They're afraid or the club CEO here and I got another amazing DJ here on the my DJ story podcast, brother. Could you introduce yourself to the artists who you are, where you're from.
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Johnny Price: What's up world I'm DJ Johnny price, aka JP guns. I'm from Chicago and and it's great to be here.
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Johnny Price: Big ups goes out to everybody. I'm a house music DJ. I have a live stream that i i do i do my house music stuff on on the club, you know, and I love house music ever since like I've been. I can remember in 1988
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: We're now that's perfect, brother. So let's jump right into it. So 1988 that when you got started as a DJ.
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Johnny Price: That's what I got started as a DJ. Um,
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: How, how old were you
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Johnny Price: When I was 19 years old when I, when I first started when I was in some so it's been like 33 years
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Nice, nice. So what what got you into it. What made you first pick up the
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Scale of teaching.
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Johnny Price: Well, um, well I when I got when I got out, I was in college, and when my roommate was a DJ. And I used to follow him, you know, to the parties and stuff, you know, and
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Johnny Price: He, he went to, you know, I was a he was doing parties at Northwestern University and stuff and you know we we didn't go to the to the college to the school. I went to a junior college
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Johnny Price: And but he ended up getting some gigs over at Northwestern. So I was always like a great way to get in and you know it beats girls and stuff like that.
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Johnny Price: So, so that was the first motivation, but then when I saw the crowds and stuff react into his music plan and I was just thinking this is something I need to do.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Wow, that's amazing me. You saw it firsthand. He said, I want some of that too.
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Johnny Price: Yeah, exactly.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: So boom. You're 19 years old.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Probably going on to your 20s and then you know you're doing these parties at the local college like what happened after that to tell me the progression from there.
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Johnny Price: Well, the progression from there was like I was doing, doing, I started going and doing parties and I saved up bought some equipment of my own.
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Johnny Price: And his business started to rake in he was training me and then I ended up ended up like buying some equipment and
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Johnny Price: Getting contracted out to do do some gigs and it was like some pretty easy stuff, you know, DJ one one playing hits and open format and stuff, you know,
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Johnny Price: Um, and then as as time progressed, I was hearing radio stations and I was hearing my favorite DJ and like this one, DJ, one of my influences. Well, I have several influences, but the the first influence was DJ bad boy bill.
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Johnny Price: Because he was a house DJ popular house DJ out and she here in Chicago. And when I heard his mixes and heard him scratch. And that's when I really got into like
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Johnny Price: Scratch science you know and i and i like to because I like, now you know. Am I, am I said so like to cut and scratch during my sets.
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Johnny Price: And and I was just thinking, Man, I need to do that. So I went home, got on the on the turntables as you see I got still got the 12 and stuff over here and and
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Johnny Price: And and just started practicing man and and then one thing led to another. Um, I was working as a waiter at a local, local restaurant that had an adjacent
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Johnny Price: nightclubs nightclub with it and it was in every little town Evanston north of Chicago and of all places, you know, and