Name: John Coleman
DJ Name: Frostbyt3
Primary Genre: Hip-Hop
Other Genres: EDM, R&B, Pop, Dancehall, House
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on everybody Darel Frater The club CEO here and we have another amazing episode of the my DJ story podcast.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: brought to you by the club APP the number one Community for DJ where you can get paid to live stream your in person events, today we have my brother frostbyt3 right here to tell his DJ story, can you please introduce yourself to the people who you are and where you're from.
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Frostbyt3: Okay, so I am my name is John Coleman by go by the name frostbyt3 that's my DJ name i've been producing and DJ since I was about 10 years old.
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Frostbyt3: i'm from I was born and raised in the nars town area, but right now I reside in a pot town and yeah just been into music at a young age, since my dad that's all All I know is music and he's a listen to a lot of different music influencers and genres in terms of like.
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Frostbyt3: stemming from like motown and r&b.
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Frostbyt3: And for me as a teenager I think what got me into a DJ specifically was electronic dance music at the time as a teenager that's always listening to.
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Frostbyt3: But i'm i'm starting as i'm getting older i'm starting to listen to different types of genres.
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Frostbyt3: At first I thought always going to listen to just electronic dance music, but you realize that you know music stems from different cultures and different genres so i've been listening to a lot of like and everything like Spanish to.
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Frostbyt3: Some r&b rap jazz all all that that good stuff.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: nice man super interesting beginning man, I think that you know, having an edm background and just you know, having in your family and just being grown up around that kind of music.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: really just give you a really solid foundation because edm is very versatile and it works with all across the world.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: So it's super good to you know have that as a foundation and kind of branch off into other genres of music as well.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: So super excited you know just to hear about your entire story, and I want to hear you know you know where did you go from that introduction and walk me through your journey, you know early in your career as a DJ.
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Frostbyt3: So um I feel like I started.
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Frostbyt3: I started listening to electronic dance music around my was 10.
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Frostbyt3: And I think the first artists know I know the first artists that got me into DJ was daft punk and.
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Frostbyt3: Just everything from their aesthetic to like the way they're able to produce their music too I think what really stuck out was their live performances, the way that they were able to have.
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Frostbyt3: A whole audience captivated just by like the lights and how they were able to have their whole set set up.
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Frostbyt3: And the way that they were able to like you know, DJ and mix was like wow it's really cool how they're able to blend one song to the other, and that was something that I felt.
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Frostbyt3: I could do, because you know when I was younger in middle school in high school I basically put a lot of like rhythmic.
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Frostbyt3: instrument so if I wasn't you know beat boxing I was playing the drums or if I wasn't playing the drums I was beat boxing so I already knew the rhythmic element of.
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Frostbyt3: Keeping time which is definitely what a DJ needs is once they have the rhythm down, then they can pretty much rock the whole set.
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Frostbyt3: So I was like Okay, I know i'm good with rhythm and timing and, at the time I was just.
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Frostbyt3: playing around with different DJ software and I was trying to find the right type of software first was virtual DJ and then I tried to Toronto.
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Frostbyt3: And I didn't have a DJ controller at the time, so I was just using my laptop and the mouse, you know how all starting out disease and i'm I mixed I remember mixing.
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Frostbyt3: And it was I was completely on actually I was just pressing buttons and I mixed flow writers I cry with i'm not sure if you know more interesting.
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Frostbyt3: And I forget the song by for all it's called lingo rainbow and they they were at the.
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Frostbyt3: same bpm and they were at the same pitch so they just blended and seamlessly and I was like whoa what is this.
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Frostbyt3: And once I started to listen to it, I was like okay I started looping stuff and I started going crazy with the effects.
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Frostbyt3: And I was like you know what I if I could do this, but this these two songs I really wanted to see what would happen if I were to.
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Frostbyt3: I don't know mixed David Bowie with like kendrick lamar if I were to mix the Beatles with just just to go crazy in this disco genre crazy with it so after that.
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Frostbyt3: I started saving up for a DJ controller.
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Frostbyt3: At the time I was in.
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Frostbyt3: With my dad and my mom and they had a lot of church events so that was a little bit of exposure they're trying to DJ for certain certain.
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Frostbyt3: church events and then throughout the neighborhood there were a couple of events in terms like basketball, so I was able to DJ for like the little basketball tournament that they had around the neighborhood.
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Frostbyt3: I DJ for a junior prom one time i've DJ for like a barbecues and cookouts over the summertime so basically just getting a lot of experience, and I think you learn a lot from.