EP. 042 - Rosales (My DJ Story Podcast)

Name: Jonathan Rosales

DJ Name: Rosales


Instagram: @officialrosales


Primary Genre: EDM

Other Genres: Hip-Hop, Pop, House



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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's up 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 online Community for DJ.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: We can stream for free and not get cut off today we have rose Alice please introduce yourself brother and let the people know who you are where you're from.


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Jonathan Rosales: what's up my name is resolve this i'm from the Midwest area right now i'm in iowa city iowa city iowa, but I am from CCI which is, which is a little bit more West and where i'm at right now.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Often brother, we appreciate you being on the show man, we run a really hear the real story about how you got store start as a DJ from the beginning.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: And just tell us you know walk us through your journey and let us know you know your progress to the you know amount of time you've been teaching.


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Jonathan Rosales: For sure uh well, I would say um.


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Jonathan Rosales: It all started about like five years ago, when I was in a senior in high school, I was you know, I was typical case of senior is I was challenge kind of going through that last year and I remember odd is going through netflix.


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Jonathan Rosales: And the main thing that got me into like the edm culture was I saw a movie on netflix called under the electric Sky, which is about.


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Jonathan Rosales: The music festival on etc on today is so I watched that and I just got like kind of obsessed with that whole movie and I was started researching this stuff so and then all kind of festivals, I believe.


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Jonathan Rosales: there's a couple other documentaries, and so I think I saw that movie like probably like around December January, but my senior year.


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Jonathan Rosales: And then, once I saw that I was like oh my God like I gotta go to this like this looks looks amazing it's like in made to, and I can you graduate usually you graduate high school in May it's like it's like a week or two after I graduate like.


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Jonathan Rosales: You got to do this, so I found like a friend and like hey like like I was crazy movie you got to watch it too and he's like you know it's lit so like um it's like to exactly graduate you wanna you want to take a road trip and he's like sure so.


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Jonathan Rosales: And before this I was already listening to edm, but it was more like I never really went to any concert venue or, like any concerts or anything because we were in i'll actually this was when I was living in South Dakota in high school.


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Jonathan Rosales: Because I my my mom remarried and we relocated to South Dakota for by like five years of high school or school um so he's like sure, so we graduated we take my 2005 grand cherokee.


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Jonathan Rosales: drove it to Vegas like a 25 hour drive, but like I remember, leaving i'm we left my hometown or we left, where I went to high school.


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Jonathan Rosales: I like 9pm and i'm like holy shit like it was like dark already like holy shit we were like we're about a drive to Vegas are you ready for this shirt.


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Jonathan Rosales: I remember like an hour hour like holy Fuck we're actually driving a fucking day is like to like we had to go go, we left South Dakota like go through the middle of nebraska which is like all cornfield do you like you can like die there's like children bitcoin shirt and then.


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Jonathan Rosales: Then, after the roster you go through Colorado which is like still like kind of nebraska until you get some.


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Jonathan Rosales: Like the Denver area, so it was all just fields, and so we got so like Denver within like all changed by than me like go to the mountains for like.


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Jonathan Rosales: Five six hours and you go through like a tip of Arizona, and then yeah then, then you go to utah to and that's like it's all wrapped up dust, so it was like it was a crazy road trip on we know, being a flat to like an hour after Denver, so that was rough and we were supposed to like.


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Jonathan Rosales: We were supposed to get there that night at like seven with that flat added like five hours, but um you know I still remember to this day, so I guess that's that's a memory.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Effectively interesting man yeah you just got that motivation to become a DJ have to watch that movie.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: And you know what i'm just going to go and i'm going to go check it out see what's that about.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: So you know after you actually made it to the event tell me a little bit more about that in.


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love to hear.


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Jonathan Rosales: yeah okay um well that's like we're all change we got to the event.


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Jonathan Rosales: And then the first night of etc, you know you got the festivals like a little bit off of out of Vegas so you have like a 40 minute like shovel ride, but once you got there were already like 1130 and it started at like 738 30 so we were pretty late but um.


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Jonathan Rosales: We saw everyone like going towards the stage i'm like who's over them to like cascade i'm like okay let's go see heavenly lights lit right now, it was just starting, and then I just remember.


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Jonathan Rosales: Getting sucked into that so cascade was the first DJ I saw a whole set of i'm sorry I remember that, and I remember after cascade it was like Duke demands and Kashmir.


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Jonathan Rosales: Was armin van buren it was yeah it was crazy crazy for us, I, and I just remember like after that whole festival experience on that's like where I realized like I wanted to start now even just teaching but also producing yeah.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome man, so what happened from there, you know now you're your spark you're interested you you've seen the light like where did you go from there, did you start buying equipment you start you know practicing like talk to me like where did it go from there, and how you progressed.


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Jonathan Rosales: On that was a summer before college and then, once I got into college.


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Jonathan Rosales: there's wasn't really I was more into producing, then I wasn't really into the DJ um but then I had met a friend, he was a DJ in that area, because he grew up in high school there, and so, and then I guess like in high school, he was eating at some clubs in my college town.


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Jonathan Rosales: And so that sparked my interest in the gang and I started like researching that was like always asked like what program he used to DJ then like what program to us to produce and he was like using Toronto, he was using.


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Jonathan Rosales: ableton for producing and then so eventually I started practicing.


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Jonathan Rosales: DJ with a mouse like because tractor had like a DEMO version and you're able to just like play songs on the Left and the Right i'm just like DJ with a mouse, like you, literally can.


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Jonathan Rosales: You just have to do beat St but you know i'm doing using a mouse so but I did that, like I just practiced that like two three hours a night.


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Jonathan Rosales: every other day and did that for probably a year, and so I finally got a controller that once I got a controller I just bought like a.


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Jonathan Rosales: $250 that DJ 400 I just been out of practice that in my dorm room.


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Jonathan Rosales: and eventually a.


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Jonathan Rosales: um.


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Jonathan Rosales: I made a friends who DJ yeah I made another friend who DJ didn't iowa city area.


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Jonathan Rosales: And then his friend was DJ and a an ios area too, and I guess, they were looking for me more days, so he introduced me to him so then he came over and we like DJ for a little bit and he asked if I.