Name: Allen Cooper
DJ Name: DJ A-Smooth
Primary Genre: Hip-Hop
Other Genres: R&B, Pop, House, Bachata/Salsa/Merengue, Reggae/Soca/Dancehall
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's up everybody Darrell freighter here the club CEO and we have another amazing episode of the my DJ story podcast brought to you by the club APP.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: So number one platform for DJ is to build their career online today, we have an amazing DJ we have DJ a smooth in the building.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: On the my DJ story podcast here to share an amazing story about how he got started in the DJ business DJ smooth, can you please introduce yourself tell the people where you're from who you are.
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Allen Copper: Yes, yes, he already can tell, or no or scared because this podcast.
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Allen Copper: My name is Alan I go by the name of DJ smooth I am currently from Washington DC and I love my DC team redskins football team was this i'm a washingtonian fan.
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Allen Copper: And I, yes, so my dad was a DJ honestly and I was so inspired because I love like I love music and you know, he said, the student PTC 95.5 big take on a radio every night and.
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Allen Copper: What really inspired me was just the love of music and just how it make you feel, and I remember one time my mom was like don't touch my day equipment list when I was young.
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Allen Copper: And for some reason is everybody felt like it was just like calling me like hey you know turn me on you know play with me.
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Allen Copper: You know, and I actually touched it and it felt so good.
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Allen Copper: And i'm like if i'm going to get in trouble, this is going to be worth it, you know just make it worth it, and my mom found out because I tried to like move things back to where it was, but I wasn't that good so.
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Allen Copper: You know I have been on nothing but you know it was just a warning, but at that moment I just knew I wanted to be a DJ flat out.
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Allen Copper: And I fast for a few years later I used to work for this entertainment company called elements and entertainment and it was a rental Hall, and my mom she dated a DJ.
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Allen Copper: And so i'm like this is not a coincidence live among Dana DJ my day was a DJ it's just something about just DJ.
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Allen Copper: And one night at you know, I was pretty much young haha yeah waiting for us to be I wasn't supposed to be, because, like, I was on a.
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Allen Copper: team I would definitely an 18 but I heard my favorite DJ DJ store and on that pump it black twin just you know every weekend, it was a temporary cabaret night and i'm sending the pack, and I was just like man.
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Allen Copper: I would, I really want to do in my life, and I was like looking at the crowd and a DJ.
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Allen Copper: i'm like yeah for sure, I felt like it was just like my calling, because it was a passion that might get this is something I definitely wanted to do.
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Allen Copper: And I can remember when I really told stormin Norman and, like the crew like hey i'm going to be a DJ really want to be like a legit legit DJ.
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Allen Copper: And they all laughed and i'm a competitive person, so you laugh at me.
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Allen Copper: Oh yeah that's the believe it back to you know about the show you so instead of been discouraging when like you know forget this, I like now i'm about to like it's a it's about to be on and so like.
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Allen Copper: Like I said, my marshy data, DJ you don't want who taught me how to be a DJ.
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Allen Copper: And I literally you know, he was the nicest guy, but when it comes down to like like actually like teaching you it just felt like boot camp.
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Allen Copper: But all the screaming or yelling i'm like yo, this is not making any sense because he was trying to give me the mix two songs and I remember it will be on say.
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Allen Copper: Jay Z crazy and low, so I cannot mix, both from the beginning to say my life, but I was of the Channel figure out why can't catch it and so he was telling me you got development 30.
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Allen Copper: Like you can mine and he got you know you got to count be at Yahoo account and he made a simple where it's like up down up down always going to downbeat.
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Allen Copper: So okay cool so it didn't make sense in the beginning, because I just wasn't catching it and I kept practicing kept practicing and oh my gosh I kept practicing on my own so good, but i'ma get it.
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Allen Copper: So it was this fashion show it was a rehearsal, and so