Name: Grant Bass
DJ Name: Imhotep
Primary Genre: EDM
Other Genres: Hip-Hop, House, Trap
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on everybody Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO here and we have another amazing episode of the My DJ Story Podcast brought to you by TheClub App, the number one Community for DJs where you can build your career.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Online today we have my brother, DJ mo tech brother, can you please introduce yourself to the people who you are and where you're from.
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Imhotep: yeah absolutely.
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Imhotep: My name is mo type Ak my full name is actually grand bass i'm originally from the Midwest I grew up in a city called elkhart indiana.
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Imhotep: And I currently reside in California right now in southern California.
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Imhotep: i'm in right now on obviously you know I think a lot of people understand the past year has been past year year and a half, has been difficult, with games before coven everything.
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Imhotep: I was I mainly do weddings and also, I was starting to pick up club events, and I also produce and do all types of side projects on the side i've got a.
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Imhotep: Few friends that are cinematographers sometimes they asked me for music for their for their films i've got a friend that likes to make little often on the side video game so i've done some stuff for that so like kind of like the you know.
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Imhotep: FLEX my musical muscle and kind of take part in all different types of projects and stuff to kind of keep myself my skill set you know diverse and open, you know, be able to cater to whatever anyone needs let's see what else.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome no that's a super good intro i'm super excited to hear.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: You know your journey and some of the things that you've been doing over the past couple of years of being a DJ and sounds like.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: you're very versatile with all the things that you do in your career so i'm super excited about that.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Can you walk us through the beginning days you know what sparked your interest in becoming a DJ in the first place and give us a little you know introduction about why you became a DJ and what moves you to do that.
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Imhotep: it's actually a funny story, I saw I grew up like I think my first major influence with DJ was guys like DJ jazzy Jeff and fresh Prince, and all those guys more than hip hop side.
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Imhotep: As I started to get a little bit older and like through middle school high school and college, you know I started to get more.
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Imhotep: involved in like started to get more interested in the edm community and, like, I was listening to acrylics and stuff before.
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Imhotep: Electronic music became more of like now, a big production like you know, like performance as it is today, before they were really DJ is there just producers.
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Imhotep: And one of the groups that I really clung to his daft punk I loved their idea of you know, the mass and.
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Imhotep: You know, really having a heavy emphasis on just the music and making that the point of their career and having total you know creative freedom over everything that they did.
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Imhotep: So I used to run track used to be an athlete got hurt during college and couldn't really do that anymore.
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Imhotep: But you know I liked one of the biggest things that I, you know really drew from athletics was I like to perform for people, so you know I kind of looked around seeing other things I could do to expand that creative energy to expend that energy and I fell on DJ and.
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Imhotep: You know musics always a journey I started off, you know playing all I think the same stuff everyone does all this stuff here festivals and.