EP. 029 - Psycho Sassquatch (My DJ Story Podcast)

Name: Rene Ramirez

DJ Name: Psycho Sassquatch


Instagram: @psychosasquatch

Primary Genre: EDM



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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on everybody Darrell freighter the club CEO here and we have another amazing episode of the my DJ story podcast brought to you by the club APP the number one platform for details to build their career.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Online and today we have a special DJ we have DJ sasquatch that is here, what does is going to tell us his amazing DJ story brother, could you please introduce yourself tell the people where you're from who you are.


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Rene Ramirez: yeah sounds good hello, my name is renee i'm, also known as psycho sasquatch.


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Rene Ramirez: yeah i'm from San Francisco Bay area and i've been teaching for what would be now for 14 years yeah.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: nice man super exciting, I want to hear you know the ins and outs of you know what sparked you to become a DJ and kind of you know walk us through your journey as you've been in the game for 14 plus years.


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Rene Ramirez: yeah so my interest in DJ King came up well, I was not born in the US, I was actually came from Mexico.


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Rene Ramirez: Mexico City, to be exact, and in Mexico City, we have these things, called us on the videos and so need arrows are you know.


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Rene Ramirez: People that bring speakers and literally crop a cut off streets, so they could just jam party and have dances and my uncle is one of well known.


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Rene Ramirez: Persons in Mexico City and that really sparked the interest in getting into music and you know the love for music is always there you know you admire what artists do, how they perform and and anything they do so that was my first interest into the DJ world.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome man that's great man and kind of taught me about like you know when you got the first attempt to like play at an event or.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: walk me through like your first sight intro to taking it to the next level of being like a professional or doing gigs like walk me through that introductory to actually DJ and playing sets.


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Rene Ramirez: yeah So for me i'm still not fully a full professional DJ i'll put that out, I love doing this as a hobby um.


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Rene Ramirez: I started off, I would say.


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Rene Ramirez: A little bit different than most, DJ but i'm pretty sure there's a few teachers who went the same route I started with virtual DJ or you know just the click of a mouse and I had no controller nothing to.


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Rene Ramirez: To really base it off, and like back then, it was just like Okay, how do I make this work, and you know tutorials on YouTube definitely helped and little by little started building from that the first gig that I had.


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Rene Ramirez: I do not recall exactly No, I do recall, there was a Barbecue event at my school and one of my teachers had a oh my God, was it, it was a pioneer.


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Rene Ramirez: CD jays I forgot which one they were they were pretty old, but they were the CD ones, so you know just like any other high school student I went bootlegged a couple songs put them bring them on a CD.


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Rene Ramirez: And started mixing them, and that was like the first gig it was it was completely awful because I didn't really know how to use actual decks and.


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Rene Ramirez: getting used to that was was interesting but little by little, you know it started building from there, I got a little bit more confident.


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Rene Ramirez: I purchased my first controller, which was a very shitty controller, but you know after that it built up and and I went to a couple DJ gigs and a buddies of mine, we created our.


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Rene Ramirez: Our group for silent disco and you know that was mostly like our monthly gigs where we would go to a and a an event and just silent disco.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Oh that's awesome and that's super super great for you to point out that you know you're still not a full time professional DJ but the beauty of this podcast and the beauty of this is that.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Every DJ, no matter where you're at in your story and your journey, you have an opportunity to share your experience with others and people will resonate with the fact.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: That you're at this stage and be able to tell your experience that at this stage because it's it's tough to really understand how to go about your journey when.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: there's no really you know perfect or blueprint as to how to you know, make it further and the industry so hearing your perspective is going to be really great for people that are early in their journey as well.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: um so talk to me about you know what are some things that you know.


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