Name: Abraham Delgado
DJ Name: DJ A-Beatz
Primary Genre: House
Other Genres: Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae/Dancehall, Latin, Pop, EDM, Afrobeat
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on everybody they're afraid of 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 is where you can stream for free and not get cut off today we have my brother, DJ a beats on the podcast brother, can you please introduce yourself to the people who you are and where you're from.
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DJ A-Beatz: Good well good afternoon good morning good night, whatever it may be, wherever you are Thank you Darrell my name is DJ beats my God given name is Abraham Delgado.
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DJ A-Beatz: And I am originally from New York City born and raised in New York City uptown Washington heights well actually I was born in Harlem but I was raised in Washington heights and I currently reside in Miami.
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DJ A-Beatz: it's funny that though i'm actually right now in New York City came up to see the family came up to see friends for a week or so.
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DJ A-Beatz: But yeah I reside in Miami i've been residing in Miami now for about almost 10 years um I yeah I was, I was a DJ for i've been a DJ for a long time um I you know first started in New York City just doing you know basically teaching them, you know, out of my bedroom.
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DJ A-Beatz: Not online, because when I when I was growing up like I said i'm i'm i'm actually 47 years old, but i'm very active still.
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DJ A-Beatz: So when I was growing up as a DJ or as a kid I was you know, a teenager in my 20s there wasn't even that this platform, like Internet and stuff like that, but we did private parties, you know park parties and stuff like that.
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DJ A-Beatz: And I was mostly a house, DJ you know house music DJ.
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DJ A-Beatz: And so yeah, then I did a lot of bars and and occasional clubs in New York City had DJ in the tunnel before a couple of spots, but I did the lower East side circuit which a lot of you know a lot of bars back in the 90s.
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DJ A-Beatz: They I mean there was so many bars down in the lower East side and in the village of New York City in Manhattan that catered to so many different styles and.
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DJ A-Beatz: I had a lot of a lot of opportunities down in that area um and I also was involved with an Internet radio station called wt in our radio, which was stand stood for we take no request radio, which gave me a.
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DJ A-Beatz: lot of opportunities to interview I had an Internet radio show where I interviewed a lot of artists artists from Talib kweli to MC lyte to.
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DJ A-Beatz: Oh, goodness man so many artists I can't find my top of my fat Joe.
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DJ A-Beatz: I was able to go and be on the red carpet for the MTV sorry the BT hip hop awards and got to meet a lot of a lot of artists there and interview artists.
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DJ A-Beatz: Greg Greg nice Nice and smooth I interviewed as well.
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DJ A-Beatz: So yeah I did that for for a few years and then just fast forwarding to where I am now like I said 10 years ago about 10 years ago I moved down to Miami.
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DJ A-Beatz: You know, New York City, is a very competitive city.
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DJ A-Beatz: and
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DJ A-Beatz: To make it in New York City basically it's like 100% man you got to give your 100% to doing that, and even then it's really tough.
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DJ A-Beatz: But I did have a nine to five so was it was tough for me to do both.
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DJ A-Beatz: And then I met my you know my wife my current wife and what, in the middle of our you know relationship she got an opportunity with her jobs, like you know.
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DJ A-Beatz: I got this great opportunity Miami you know i'm with my job, and I think we should move down Downs like I always knew in New York City that's what my life was going to be.
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DJ A-Beatz: by hook or by crook, I was going to try to make it in New York City.
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DJ A-Beatz: But she was I said, you know, and I had a great up, I had a great job working on a five I work for the teachers Union for about 13 years and DJ part time.
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DJ A-Beatz: And she's like well, we can move to Miami Miami is a party city, you can make it as a DJ full time down there, and you know that's why I love my woman, because she really pushed me to make that move to Miami and man, it was the greatest move I ever made because.
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DJ A-Beatz: That with a