Name: Kevin Peralta DJ Name: DJ Peralta Website: soundcloud.com/deejayperaltaa Instagram: @iamdjperaltaa Primary Genre: Latin, Reggaeton Other Genres: Dembow, Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, Hip-Hop, Trap, R&B, Dancehall, House, EDM Transcript:
00:00:01.920 --> 00:00:15.420
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on everybody Darrel frater the club CEO here we have another amazing episode of the my DJ story podcast brought to you by the club, the number one live streaming Apps DJ and partygoers today we have my brother, DJ peralta how are you brother.
00:00:16.020 --> 00:00:17.220
DJ Peralta: i'm good good doing good.
00:00:17.820 --> 00:00:21.900
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome and we want to have you introduce yourself to the people who you are and where you're from.
00:00:22.770 --> 00:00:32.280
DJ Peralta: Alright, so my name is my DJ name is DJ peralta the my real name is Kevin I'm Ecuadorian and American as.
00:00:34.290 --> 00:00:38.370
DJ Peralta: I don't know 559.
00:00:40.110 --> 00:00:46.110
DJ Peralta: J O like music has been my passion so like that's the reason why I got into DJ.
00:00:46.950 --> 00:00:49.890
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome and we're super excited to have you on the podcast and.
00:00:50.160 --> 00:01:02.370
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: This is the my DJ story podcast so we want to hear your story in the DJ game so walk us through the beginning days talk to me about you know what sparked your interest to become a DJ and just kind of give me some highlights of the early days, how you got started.
00:01:03.120 --> 00:01:10.920
DJ Peralta: Alright, so basically when I was younger my mother's since like I was like, six, seven, she says that I had a passion for music.
00:01:11.850 --> 00:01:21.540
DJ Peralta: And everywhere, I used to go, you know before used to be the vinyl DJ so I used to just play around i'd even know what I was doing so after a while like.
00:01:22.200 --> 00:01:32.520
DJ Peralta: I would say around 1112 years old, I stopped, and I could I because I also have a passion for soccer so my passion for soccer went through on through high school.
00:01:33.030 --> 00:01:43.230
DJ Peralta: So I start the game I didn't touch a DJ or nothing soccer was everything till I got after my high school years like probably I was a junior year.
00:01:45.090 --> 00:01:52.830
DJ Peralta: I just I thought soccer wasn't my thing anymore, and I was like you know, I have a passion for music, I want to end up there was one time I literally.
00:01:53.670 --> 00:02:01.890
DJ Peralta: My friend was DJ and I got on top on the on the DJ cycles, I think he went to the bathroom for like five minutes and I just got I started playing music.
00:02:02.430 --> 00:02:13.710
DJ Peralta: And, like the feeling of just seeing people dance Party I don't know I feel like me as a DJ brings me, it brings life to me and I love and I enjoyed to see that, like, I have a girlfriend now.
00:02:14.280 --> 00:02:27.150
DJ Peralta: I barely dance or her, but she knows that my passion is DJ she's she sees my happiness when i'm DJ and all these people are going crazy and after I get feedbacks like man like your set was crazy.
00:02:27.600 --> 00:02:38.220
DJ Peralta: you're you're gonna make it big and that's that's my passion, right now, like I love the James like if i'm not DJ i'm playing soccer one or the other that's that's all i'm all about.
00:02:38.910 --> 00:02:46.740
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: that's awesome row and kudos to your girlfriend for being such a supporter and allowing you to have fun and DJ even when he just wants to dance so.
00:02:48.660 --> 00:02:55.260
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: I know it's super important to have people in your circle that just support you, because it's not easy when you have people that are pulling you back.
00:02:55.770 --> 00:02:59.460
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: But when you have people that push you for and it allows you to live in your passion.
00:02:59.880 --> 00:03:07.470
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Things really usually work out so kudos to her and kudos everyone that's been supporting you on this journey man, you know top tell me a little bit about you know.
00:03:07.740 --> 00:03:17.370
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: When you first got on that turntable when your friend gave you that the opportunity you know where to go from there and walk me through your journey, as you know you got started and continue with your DJ.
00:03:17.700 --> 00:03:24.090
DJ Peralta: So basically when I got on the turntables at a club over here in Queens New York um.
00:03:24.870 --> 00:03:32.550
DJ Peralta: I don't know something and inside of me when like I told you before that that experience when everyone was just like partying dancing.
00:03:33.510 --> 00:03:41.700
DJ Peralta: Something inside of me was like Oh, you know what maybe I want to make this into a job, because this is basically a job teaching a lot of people don't feel like that a lot of people see as hobbies but.
00:03:41.940 --> 00:03:53.190
DJ Peralta: there's people that actually take this seriously, which I do so, I where the next day very next day one online guitar Center COM by myself.
00:03:54.300 --> 00:04:03.600
DJ Peralta: forgot has been to I think it was the pioneer as be to and from there, I just started downloading music study.
00:04:04.440 --> 00:04:13.830
DJ Peralta: DJ on my own time free are trying to perfect my craft and a funny story I literally got better.
00:04:14.580 --> 00:04:22.980
DJ Peralta: DJ on YouTube nowadays everything on YouTube just there's other DJ is out there, that there will that's why I shout out to them.
00:04:23.370 --> 00:04:29.280
DJ Peralta: that they have the time to show the days you know these little little little things that these new DJ controllers have cuz.
00:04:29.640 --> 00:04:33.630
DJ Peralta: You know the game is getting crazier now that so many people that want to be a DJ.
00:04:34.050 --> 00:04:42.840
DJ Peralta: So, like shout out to those people who show those little tweaks all those you know little little skills little hints to become better so that's how I.
00:04:43.560 --> 00:04:53.580
DJ Peralta: I basically became better as a DJ and then from there on my friend his name is be sending us the pianos shout out to him he's guiding me gigs and.
00:04:54.360 --> 00:05:04.440
DJ Peralta: The person I am because I have because of my family, because my friends, because my girlfriend my girlfriend actually my manager right now so she gets me the gigs and everything, so I mean I was blessed i'm just blessed.
00:05:05.280 --> 00:05:14.190
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: that's great man I love, how you jumped right into it and you sought for resources that can help you get your skills up even faster, you know there's a lot of free resources online.
00:05:14.490 --> 00:05:20.550
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: A lot of mentors and people that will show you the ropes and you make sure you took advantage of that because it's really hard to learn on your own.
00:05:21.150 --> 00:05:30.930
Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: So instead of you know, gone through trial and error just kind of watch the tutorials and just kind of really are learning from people that know how to do it very well and that kind of makes you go much faster.
00:05:31.230 --> 00:05:35.190