EP. 057 - Zaffron (My DJ Story Podcast)

Name: Sabir Brara

DJ Name: Zaffron


Instagram: @zaffronmusic

Primary Genre: House

Other Genres: NuDisco, Pop, EDM, Reggae, Afrobeat, Deep Tech



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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on everybody darryl fair 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 that front here to tell us his DJ story, can you introduce yourself to the people who you are and where you're from.


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Zaffron: yeah what's up y'all I am from California, I had a chance to live all over the US with work and travel the globe, but California native.


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Zaffron: My name is some beer I go buy some beer, and right now i'm in a way.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome brother super excited to have you on the podcast man and how we doing on this podcast want to hear your story of how you got into the DJ game and just walk us through your story from the beginning to where you're at today.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: So yeah just tell us you know what sparked your interest into being a coming to DJ.


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Zaffron: yeah you know uh I believe everybody's story is unique and I, you know music has just been a big part of my life and I had a blessing of having an older sister That was really into.


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Zaffron: 80s, music and that's what got me into like thinking more about beats and, like the progressions of songs and.


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Zaffron: As a kid man, I would just make playlists and CDs for every occasion it could be a four year old birthday party, it could be my grandma's birthday party, it could be a Barbecue.


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Zaffron: I was always making the playlist right and I and it just came kind of kind of natural to me and I loved all kinds of genres of music.


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Zaffron: I did that in college too I bought these little turntables these cheap ass Toronto turntables it could barely do anything but I wouldn't mess around with them and.


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Zaffron: not really to take it seriously, but my friends would call me DJ saber a play on my name, and you know I got to be known as that, even though I wasn't really a DJ at all, and then fast forward college i'm old as hell i'm i'm 36 So hopefully this will be inspiring to.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: you're not old man, you know it's all.


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Zaffron: Relative but.


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Zaffron: there's always been a voice in my in my head, have you got to be in music you got to be music, you ought to be music.


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Zaffron: I went down this business management nba route in my career being a management consultant very conventional kind of boring.


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Zaffron: and always music always brought me back to feeling happy feeling centered I would travel a lot for for work, and I would always the first thing I would do is check out what concert venues, and what concerts are playing and whatever city, I was traveling to.


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Zaffron: I got this great job in San Francisco I was working long hours and I I just I was like I need an outlet I need an outlet, this was three years ago.


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Zaffron: And about two two years ago, and I was in San Francisco and I stumbled upon this this this club that is pretty well known, it was a random Thursday night.


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Zaffron: The downstairs has this awesome elaborate elaborate DJ set up and usually you know pretty big DJ play there, but there were all these like beginners playing and like showcasing.


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Zaffron: And it turned out to be a school, it turned out to be a nonprofit school called the blueberry school in San Francisco and they offer DJ classes so.


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Zaffron: I was like i'm signing up i'm signing up and so for two nights, and this was a this was a blessing and.


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Zaffron: A lot of people didn't even know DJ schools exists but they're blowing up, not all of them are are a lot of them are expensive, but you can find nonprofits that are doing it.


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Zaffron: And what was cool about this is, we were meeting up twice twice a week and.


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Zaffron: For two hours, and we would just practice on the CD js you know $8,000 system, which is not easy to get your hands on if you're beginning.


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Zaffron: And so it was a great way to kind of understand the club scene and also be like a performer how to read a crowd.


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Zaffron: All of that stuff that came together, you know it gets the nerves out a little bit because they're there is a little bit of that you know.</