Name: DMecca Hines
DJ Name: DMecca
Primary Genre: R&B
Other Genres: Hip-Hop, Break beats, Neo-Soul, Reggae/Dancehall, Latin, Afrobeat, Pop, House
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's up everybody Darrel Frater TheClub CEO here and we have another amazing episode of the My DJ Story Podcast brought to you by TheClub Appm the number one online Community for DJs, where you can stream for free and not get cut off.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Today we have our brother, the Mecca here to tell his story brother, can you please introduce yourself to the people who you are and where you're from.
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DMecca Hines: hey everyone, this is yours truly D Mecca the sole conductor represent New York City straight on a Harlem and.
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DMecca Hines: i'm here i'm here with you brother was.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome and we're super excited to have you on the podcast We really are super interested in hearing your story in the DJ industry so let's take it right to the beginning, you know why did you become a DJ what sparked your interest and you know tell us how you got started.
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DMecca Hines: I got started.
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DMecca Hines: What sparked my interest was um I have stepbrothers that I.
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DMecca Hines: would stay with when I was younger in the summertime they lived in salvia projects and.
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DMecca Hines: This one particular summer they had a park gym as we call it back in the days and soundview and I actually snuck out the House um because it my step brother them used to live on the second floor but their their their room was right above the awning.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: To the building.
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DMecca Hines: So what I was, I was able to climb down.
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DMecca Hines: and go across the street, to the park and when I can I heard the music and you know used to always hear about the tapes back in the day, and so I climbed down across the street.
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DMecca Hines: And Lo and behold, is grandmaster flash DJ and i'm like wow so as i'm watching him i'm watching the crowd and then just for him to have almost like a God like.
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DMecca Hines: Control of the crowd man and just to watch his movements hand movements and everything he would catch a reckoning was like like it was flawless so there was it was like.
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DMecca Hines: second nature to him and that's where I got the bug from that's what I wanted to do, and I mean I paid the ultimate price, because when I snuck back in the House of my stepmother clocked me with a iron skillet and.
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DMecca Hines: Our remember nothing after that, after I snuck back in the window she thought I was a burglar and woke up the next morning I had to speed not and.
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DMecca Hines: You would think maybe because of the unconscious acted I would probably forgot why I went outside but uh no that didn't stop I wanted to still be a DJ.
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DMecca Hines: So I had a cousin that lived in that's from Harlem hunter nice street Linux.
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DMecca Hines: and
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DMecca Hines: He grew up with the legends of like.
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DMecca Hines: Hollywood Donald D disco Dave stuff like that, so he had equipment and I will go to his house.
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DMecca Hines: And he would let me practice I told him he say you should we won't do this, you should do like yeah that's what I want to do one, I want to learn how to be a DJ and I would spend most of my time.
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DMecca Hines: At his house just practice and practice and just tried to emulate what I saw.
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DMecca Hines: and
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DMecca Hines: So.
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DMecca Hines: i'm a one time practices so much he had two girls over.
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DMecca Hines: course one with for me and he wouldn't room with his and I was still in the living room with minds and.