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EP. 095 - Greennelay (My DJ Story Podcast)



Name: Kevin Morales

DJ Name: Greennelay

Website: soundcloud.com/greenelay

Instagram: @greennelay

Primary Genre: EDM

Other Genres: House, Bass House, Progressive House, Hip-Hop, R&B


Transcript:


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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 brought to you by the club APP.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: The number one Community for DJ to get paid for your live stream sets today we have my brother greennelay 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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Greennelay: Oh yeah i'm.


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Greennelay: i'm my name is Kevin.


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Greennelay: i'm actually from Chicago.


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Greennelay: And i've been djing for about like.


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Greennelay: Four years.


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Greennelay: yeah same thing was producing.


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Greennelay: I produce more time degree than I do, but I have a set of.


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Greennelay: Controls here and.


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Greennelay: Mainly what I produce more as like electronic music so that's more what I do and I have one song coming out it's called losing time and it has like.


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Greennelay: original songwriting that was able to obtain so i'm really excited about that, I am looking to some labels, because I really want to, I have this one label for know face and they look, they are really welcoming, especially when I showed my one song.


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Greennelay: And yeah hopefully I get signed by there by like next month because i'm working on songs like form one stuff.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome and that's super exciting man i'm really excited to hear your entire story in the DJ and producing industry man so talk to us tell us about the beginning days, four years ago, when you first got started as a DJ what sparked your interest and why did you choose this path.


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Greennelay: I really liked.


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Greennelay: Well, I started DJ because I really liked dance music.


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Greennelay: So I knew that like I wanted to like.


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Greennelay: Do something like that, and so I kind of like mess around and downloaded.


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Greennelay: Some traction episodes with a while ago, I need the matter was still like that relevant book, I heard you could download traction there, so I did.


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Greennelay: And so I started doing these like bootleg tracks dislike because I wanted a lot of DJ in the first place I didn't really know what Fuck I was doing.


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Greennelay: So, then, I.


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Greennelay: You know, try my best to like beat match, and like a also mixing key because I know when like you can mix in key it's a flows, a lot more, better and musically so I like to do that um.


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Greennelay: And then I started this like my mom's like basement so I was just like.


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Greennelay: kind of doing that I found on production tools, like a mix between production and DJ so I gave it a try and.


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Greennelay: I think like today, I have a interview with luck turn Chicago so i'm really excited about that.


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Greennelay: But it wasn't like a crazy story like I hear a lot of like stories on this podcast and it's actually pretty crazy, because I feel like most of them are like rage in the 90s, I actually don't have any sort of like that I swear to God I literally disappeared from.


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Greennelay: You know just in my bedroom DJ and i've been a better DJ for like as long as I can remember i'm basically just try my best to like go on to like.


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Greennelay: clubs and then this is one festival Midwest for i'm really looking to get into, and then I know buddy he wants to North coast to perform, but he saw time was really bad so for folks who have been when I.


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Greennelay: Can opportunity like to do that.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Well that's super exciting man, you know you're early in your journey but yet it's still an exciting journey that you're on so we're super excited to just talk to you about.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: What you've learned throughout the last four years of being a DJ and kind of what is your plan of action to kind of take you from the bedroom DJ.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: To the club, DJ that you want to be so where are some like key lessons that you learned early on in your journey of getting started and what can our audience learn from you, with your you know recent experience as a DJ.


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Greennelay: So I mean.


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Greennelay: I know that producing is a pretty big deal.


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Greennelay: Especially in the city.


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Greennelay: Because in Chicago there's a lot of artists like I was, I think, three months ago, I was trying to get into the scene and I didn't realize it was a lot of artists.


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Greennelay: Who like made their own music so, and if you're just another DJ they're going to kind of label you as another DJ and i've been i've been producing for a while, but like I know that some people will.