Name: Kit Guerra
DJ Name: DJ Guerra
Primary Genre: EDM
Other Genres: Hip Hop, Rap, Dancehall, Pop, House, Afrobeat
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Darrel Frater, TheClub: what's going on everybody Darell Frater the club CEO here, and today we have another amazing episode of the my DJ story podcast brought to you by the club APP the number one Community for DJ where you get paid to live stream your in person events.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub: Today we have my brother, DJ Guerra here on the podcast you please introduce yourself to the people who you are and where you're from.
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DJ Guerra: yeah hey what's going on guys, my name is DJ Guerra.
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DJ Guerra: Originally i'm from the Philippines I started off DJ there.
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DJ Guerra: have had a I guess a pretty interesting story of how I made it all the way to New York so i'm currently working in New York.
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DJ Guerra: But yeah I guess that's that's it like by white shorts feel short intro.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub: rather well we're super excited to have you on the show man, and we want to hear about you and your DJ story so take us to the beginning, you know what sparked your interest in becoming a DJ and just walk us through how you got started.
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DJ Guerra: yeah no most definitely I think.
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DJ Guerra: I was over in the Philippines actually.
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DJ Guerra: worked like playing on the national team, so I was like super into professional sports.
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DJ Guerra: As you know, many athletes they won't share the other side of being a national athlete which is you know you you play hard and then you party harder.
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DJ Guerra: So outside of that you know, I was always introduced in like the new clubs like all the different like top spots within the Philippines, as well as in Southeast Asia.
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DJ Guerra: And I think there was just there's one time, when I was like right like waiting and traffic driving home.
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DJ Guerra: And I noticed, I had like song add and what I mean by song add maybe this like a self coin term I always like change the song after like 45 to a minute in right and I was like clearly I can do something with this.
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DJ Guerra: And you know that said another night when I was like out one of the promoters asked me if I like knew how to DJ like a on a random whim, and I was like Oh, being the competent self that I am I was like Oh, I can debate, DJ so he's like listen.
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DJ Guerra: i'm gonna put you in a set next week so literally I had seven days to like prep and become a DJ and do all those things so.
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DJ Guerra: You know I reached out to a DJ or top DJ within the Philippines and he's like yeah I will definitely help you out and and.
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DJ Guerra: Amongst those that one week or those seven days like I just loved it I loved being able to like you know transition from different songs it's like I definitely took my song add and transferred it into something productive.
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DJ Guerra: You know i'm on that set I like I killed it well, at least, I thought I killed it, I thought that people could have crowd loved it.
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DJ Guerra: And it just went from there, so you know from this little like little athlete party boy that now turned into a DJ I definitely wanted to pursue that so outside of like you know playing in sports I spent a lot of my time.
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DJ Guerra: Building up my crates building out my library is building up the sound that I wanted to put out there, and you know it started to stick, so you know coming for that one gig like I started getting gigs every week and then it came to a point when.
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DJ Guerra: Even if I had a day job I would end up like gigging until like two in the morning at least three or four times a week.
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DJ Guerra: And then, after that, like, I was getting introduced into like the corporate scenes so like a lot of the Christmas parties which pay the big bucks like they.
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DJ Guerra: definitely wanted me on there, because I was like an athlete's last DJ and then I finally got introduced into the like the Southeast Asian like music festival market.
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DJ Guerra: which was great too, so I played in a couple music vessels in the Philippines and a few in Southeast Asia.
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DJ Guerra: And then Lo and behold in 2017 I took my MBA so that's like when I transferred over to the US.