Name: Richard Trejo
DJ Name: Dracir
Primary Genre: EDM
Other Genres: House, R&B, Reggae/Soca/Dancehall, Latin
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on 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: To them, or community for DJ to get paid for your live stream sets we have my brother dressier here on the show brother kane please introduce yourself to the people who you are and where you're from.
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Dracir: hey whats up guys what's up darrel my name is dracir I live here in indianapolis indiana.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Wonderful brother super excited to have you on the show you've been a big supporter and Community member of the club.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: And I really just want to hear your story about yourself in the DJ industry so talk to us about you know what sparked your interest in becoming a DJ and give us some color on the beginning days in your journey.
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Dracir: Okay, so i'm practically they're really new to the game and industry.
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Dracir: What I what I live that I studied in school and monitoring all down in Mexico.
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Dracir: So it's it's the third largest city in Mexico so there's always something to do there on the weekend there's one festival per month.
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Dracir: So I used to go to all these festivals I I enjoyed the electronic music ones much better than than the rest of them and that's what I got my interest on on getting to DJ.
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Dracir: I moved here to indianapolis and 2019 so that's when I bought my first DJ equipment and my wife supported me and she's like I don't want to see that thing just there right.
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Dracir: So I had to learn the hard way just YouTube cross fader all all this stuff and and we're still learning still learning.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: yeah that's exciting man, and when you see it like that, where you go somewhere you just have a really great time you like hey.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: that's something I want to do as well, he just kind of jumped right in it, then you have that support from the people around you, such as your wife and family and it's just a really great thing to be able to take a hobby and turn it into something bigger so like.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: I would love to hear.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: You know what are some early steps you took to jump right into this passion of yours and talk to me just about how other people can get started as a DJ in this current climate.
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Dracir: Well, you, you said it this current thing the pandemic was.
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Dracir: I think I want to say, like hard and good for some of us, for me, I think it started much better than than the guys that already were saying that.
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Dracir: The club's got shut down all this, but for for for me and and others that were just starting, I think.
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Dracir: It made us grew a little bit easier or faster, so I just started, I remember when I first plugged in my controller set up my speakers, I think I said something wrong that I didn't got any out audio from it and.
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Dracir: I had to start learning by the hardware I downloaded five songs I put them on, and it was a huge mess.
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Dracir: So you know tattoo to start learning and a lot of tutorials I think that's one of the amazing things that from our era that everything's on YouTube and and you can get access to all this stuff for free, sometimes since sometimes you gotta pay yeah.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: yeah no a lot, things are available for free and leverage them utilize them they're going to help you in your journey.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: And even if you have to pay for some of them it's an investment into what can become a very lucrative and fun career for yourself.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: DJ is extremely amazing and anyone can turn it into a money generating business for themselves.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: So I encourage you to invest in yourself and definitely look into some of the free but also paid opportunities to learn the trade and figure out how to turn it into a business man.