EP. 055 - TG (My DJ Story Podcast)

Name: Teon Goode

DJ Name: TG

Instagram: @frequencyisfree

Primary Genre: Hip-Hop

Other Genres: Reggae, House, Afrobeat, Open Format



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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.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: The number one online Community for DJ we can stream for free and not get cut off today we have my brother tg here on the show, can you introduce yourself to the people who you are where you're from.


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TG: what's going on my name is tg that stands for my first and last name ti good to n G O D I reside out of Cleveland Ohio.


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TG: amazing story to tell you about how I got involved into teaching in Cleveland Ohio and just an overall so that's just what you know how we're going to do right here man great.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: i'm super excited to have you man so let's jump right into this, can you tell us a little bit about you know how you got started what sparked your initial interest in becoming a DJ.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: um.


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TG: It started back in the 90s.


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TG: I don't know if you ever watched the movie juice were Omar epps was doing his uh his pre training try to figure out where he want to go into that DJ battle ever since then, I was hooked and um I got myself turntables back in 1997.


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TG: I was pretty much i'm incompetent of knowing how to put together the whole setup St James far as like getting amps and making sure your mixes says mixers hooked up and all those things, so I just I failed miserably and um and never really got to get.


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TG: off the ground as a DJ in 90 so I just kind of just stuck with dancing and.


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TG: Doing like.


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TG: Like B boy parties and stuff like that, so I stayed in those lanes, but as far as like DJ that was like the core thing that I wanted to do, but, as I was always.


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TG: In the closet about it, I wouldn't tell anybody that wanted to DJ so that's how.


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TG: My passion and how I really was like oh man this DJ stuff is, though, just looking at the record was dope just watching a spin off my man, I need to do this, like this is the best thing ever yeah that's I went down for me.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome man, so you know you had an interest he tried it in beginning wasn't going to well.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: And you were doing some dancing and then eventually you know you're able to dive deeper into.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: You know, really break into the industry so walk us through kind of your you know your first gig and your first opportunity to really.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: become a legitimate DJ and really walk us through the early stages of your career then just continue from there, and tell us what's how's it been going ever since.


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TG: Okay, so I moved back to Cleveland cuz i'm originally born at a scene from Ohio but I moved back to Cleveland in 2005.


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TG: And um I remember my sister, and she came out here to live on me as well and, at the moment I was telling her, I was like I wanted to get into theater so I wanted to do like you know just pretty much they have like the second biggest.


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TG: broadway you know functions that happened here in Ohio like, especially in Cleveland like the second to like you know broadway in New York City, so I was like you know what I feel like I should go do that choose like.


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TG: that'll be don't so we just like decided to go to the cavs game when we had that discussion, this is how it all happened i'm breaking this down verbatim so we go to a cavs game.


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TG: This is one of the brawn James was like really taken off in 2000 506 that's six season, I met a guy named V hand is to VIP passes and we went to this after club after our spot DJ MC boogie he goes by MIC now.


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TG: He was a real big guy look like a big chef huge huge he's like to 200 almost 300 pounds back then he's not that way now and i'm.


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TG: got to go to his party and I really was digging the show sent them an email and I told him how like you know how like I appreciate you as a DJ I really liked the sound that you do and the girl.


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TG: The ambiance that you created at that party he told me to come kick it with them at a cavs game after that so moving forward.


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TG: They had more parties and we kept coming to them so like you know back in those times you follow DJ so we just found the DJ and, eventually, I met another guy named Terry urban that was his buddy so his buddy comes up to me, was like hey ma'am Terry URBAN.