Name: Tyler Williams
DJ Name: DJ Bassassin
Primary Genre: EDM
Other Genres: Hip-Hop, Pop, House
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's up everybody Darrel 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 to me for DJ is to get paid for live streaming your sets today we have my brother, DJ bassassin here 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 Bassassin: hey what's up guys, this is DJ bassassin from San Diego California.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome and really happy to have you on the show we want to hear your DJ story so talk to us tell us about what got you interested in DJ and walk through your story right from the beginning.
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DJ Bassassin: The very beginning, would be around 2008 when I first started get into the edm scene and I thought oh yeah you know i'd like to make this kind of music.
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DJ Bassassin: Because I was.
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DJ Bassassin: Playing guitar at the time, I thought it'd be fun to do but there's no money in it and then my friend got me by the head and trust me to look at the people around here trust me there's money in it that's it okay.
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DJ Bassassin: that's kind of how it started.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: off of it, so you saw the money opportunities like that students let's go tell me, you know started making that money talk to me to do you know go and find a gig did you start selling mixtapes what where do you start man.
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DJ Bassassin: yeah i'm.
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DJ Bassassin: right away, I started looking at YouTube tutorials on how to produce on on how to DJ.
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DJ Bassassin: i'll just self taught sitting in my garage.
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DJ Bassassin: I started using African.
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DJ Bassassin: booking agency to get me show as like a wrap around the area and I printed up shirts right away, I made mixed CDs, I made original production CDs and would sell them after my shows.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: often felt so talk to me, though, what was happening with like your first show how did you land that first show and to walk me through just how everything was going in that time period.
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DJ Bassassin: Think my first ever show as a DJ.
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DJ Bassassin: was at a bar called brick by brick in San Diego.
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DJ Bassassin: yeah it was Okay, because using the booking agency, they put me, along with like bands and rappers which was kind of cool because I got to see all the different local artists around the scene, but.
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DJ Bassassin: Since they said that oh you're a DJ you don't really fit the format we're gonna put you on last so i'd have to go on last every time I did a show with them so i'd have to check in at six o'clock at night and go on at 10 so all my family and friends and fans that were there.
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DJ Bassassin: were like attendees how much longer, how much longer, how much longer we want to see you.
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DJ Bassassin: Oh yeah that's that was how it was first going.
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DJ Bassassin: It obviously it grew into much better gigs.
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DJ Bassassin: going on with different crews different teams.
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DJ Bassassin: Everything that i've all the shows that I booked were all of my own work, either through connections that I that I had made or through other people seeing me online.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: yeah that's great man so talk to me, if you like, had to recommend someone else is just starting to become a DJ right now.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Do you recommend them starting out through the booking agency, just like you did, or do you recommend just hey.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: just go start knocking on doors and figure out how to get your first gig talk, talk to me and give me some advice, so our audience can really get some insight on how to break into this industry.
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DJ Bassassin: um I i'd say.
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DJ Bassassin: For someone new.
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DJ Bassassin: And maybe I told myself.
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DJ Bassassin: You really do have to learn how to crawl before you can walk and walk before you can run don't start out the gate trying to book a show as soon as you come up with your own with your own name.
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DJ Bassassin: Really practice.
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DJ Bassassin: mixing beat matching knowing when the when the transition to the right song song selection really get your skills down producing and and DJ.
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DJ Bassassin: Before trying trying to become the next superstar.
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DJ Bassassin: I think that yeah that's what I did is obviously everyone wants to.
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DJ Bassassin: know the fame the money right right away.
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DJ Bassassin: Well, no i've been doing this.