Name: Eugene Fickens
DJ Name: DJ Prime
Primary Genres: House, Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Reggae, EDM
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on everybody Darrel Frater the club CEO here and we have another amazing episode of the my DJ story podcast.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Today we have an amazing brother, DJ prime he's here he's going to tell us his story about how he got into the DJ industry and how he's doing it so brother, please introduce yourself tell the people where you're from who you are.
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DJ Prime: They doing everybody on phone store, we are Queens I go by the name of DJ prime I started teaching back in 89 when I got my first set.
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DJ Prime: Because of my my cousins I have like 70 days that's in my family that live in Harlem and on one of my cousin just passed away actually my mentor.
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DJ Prime: So I got into the 89 and my mother bought me my first set of 1200 and they cost about $500 back then like almost 30 years ago 500 each and a bit more expensive now.
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DJ Prime: And I say, I want to say I DJ from 89 so like 97 nine stop doing like a lot of house parties.
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DJ Prime: lot of parties and schools and bars and just stolen like you know stuff in the House and all my stop eating around 97 goddess a beat making got into production and.
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DJ Prime: Did that for about four or five years i'm still making beats and everything in about 2002 I got back into DJ and I took up to turn turntable listen.
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DJ Prime: started practicing the art of turntable isn't where we like manipulate the beats and you know do a lot of scratch and a lot of tricks, etc.
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DJ Prime: And I got into a DJ battle in 2003 at guitar Center in long island city Queens came into the first place, and I was only like three four months of practicing.
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DJ Prime: And i'm I met a lot of great D days like DJ concision a lot of details from the execution is that i'm still in contact with.
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DJ Prime: And i'm I want to say I did that for about two three years and then I stopped completely and 15 years later I got back into it so.
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DJ Prime: The the thing I wanted to tell people have most of our DJ to me it's therapeutic it's like I use that it's like therapy for me.
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DJ Prime: The thing that mess me up the most is I wasn't really humble and I thought I knew everything because of you know, DJ and what like my friends and stuff and.
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DJ Prime: I have friends tell me oh you don't need to learn that we could do this and that and I wanted to go to the right way about it because it's like.
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DJ Prime: When you're playing the keyboard and you're not you don't know scales and chords and things of that nature it's best to learn it so you can you know better yourself, so I was just doing a lot of freestyle.
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DJ Prime: And I didn't really know much or whatever so.
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DJ Prime: I want to say, like to all inspiring the data that's coming out just be humble and try to learn as much as you can.
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DJ Prime: If you got to go to school, for it, if you got to pay for lessons for which you want to learn it's good.
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DJ Prime: Because you can learn it on your own, but sometimes it's like key elements of learning how to scratch properly mix properly.
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DJ Prime: To be able to do it right, so when you're doing a party or you as a DJ battle anything you won't just be looking awkward feeling awkward when you come across somebody that has like a high skill level.
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DJ Prime: And that's practice I practice, every day, you know, so I believe I think my story is great because, like, I had a lot of ups and downs.
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DJ Prime: And you know me coming back into it now is is like the best devil, because we have like live live streaming we can do when I was in school, we cannot.
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DJ Prime: DJ from our House, we did it in front of our friends and things like that we don't have the Internet it wasn't really popular like that, so I think that's really great.
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DJ Prime: That you can you know, DJ sets you can arm, you know basically third parties virtual parties and things and showcase your talent, with all of the social media outlets.
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DJ Prime: And um and that's why I got the call, and I think I really got back into it, because my cousin that passed away I believe it's very you know somehow.