EP. 111 - DJ Thiago (My DJ Story Podcast)

Updated: Jul 5

Name: Thiago Ding DJ Name: DJ Thiago Instagram: @_dj_thiago Primary Genre: Open Format Other Genres: Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Reggae, Pop, House, EDM



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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.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: The number one online Community for DJ and partygoers today we have my brother Thiago here, he is an amazing DJ was super excited to hear his story so brother, can you please introduce yourself to the people who you are and where you're from.


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DJ Thiago: I'm DJ Thiago from Atlanta Georgia born and raised up there been tj since about 2017 when I started.


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DJ Thiago: mount right now on on military leave so that's i'm in California, but three hours behind you, but uh.


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DJ Thiago: yeah soon as I get back get right back to it.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome brother super excited to have you on the mighty Jay story podcast man and we'd like to hear the stories of DJ and just.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: walk us through your amazing journey in the DJ career so talk to us about the beginning days what sparked your interest to become a DJ just give us some insight on those early days.


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DJ Thiago: yeah so it was probably about 2007 maybe around 2006 is when I began interest i've been like music pretty much growing up, I was in chorus through elementary middle school and high school displayed in you know gma events on a chorus so always always had like a musical background.


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DJ Thiago: Definitely liked all types of genres of music and about sometime in high school they used to be a like a local hookah bar and it totally is.


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DJ Thiago: Where a lot of high school is used to congregate out on the weekends, and they would have a DJ over there.


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DJ Thiago: And I thought it was so cool that you know and could play one song mix it in with another one, so I would kind of hang behind a DJ Johnny blaze.


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DJ Thiago: And just kind of watch what he was doing on software's very simple software, but um eventually like he passed on the software to me I practice a couple weekends at home learning a little keyboard shortcuts and everything.


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DJ Thiago: By next weekend I was like showing him a couple things that he didn't know about and then one day he was like hey we're going to go out for a cigarette break.


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DJ Thiago: You want to jump on so sure why not jumped on and he came back and he's like I said, you want to get on he's like no man he's like killing it so from there, I kind of saved up.


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DJ Thiago: greatest software to so Rato saved up to get my first mixer from my first mentor DJ Anthony D and.


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DJ Thiago: Just saved up to get turntables after that and built more of a foundation of learning how to mix the songs blend them.


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DJ Thiago: As my career progressed I learned how to more mixing key read the crowd a lot of different aspects that go into DJ that people don't think about.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome and that's a super interesting beginning, you know you really just jumped right into it started learning and you really just naturally progress in in and that's super amazing to hear man.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: I would love to hear you know where did it go from there, you know after you got that initial introduction like when did you get like your first gig are able to kind of take your DJ career to that next step.


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DJ Thiago: So after I upgraded to like serotonin start learning that platform sensors like the industry standard um I was getting like simple gigs at sports bars like Tony sports bar and sandy springs and.


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DJ Thiago: i'd get like little wedding gigs here and there, little birthday parties it wasn't until I saved up to get my first turntables where I got my first began in Atlanta Havana Club and about 2010.


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DJ Thiago: Anthony hit me up on the phone and was like hey I see you know, been putting in some work and.


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DJ Thiago: I got a gig here and I need an opener for me, I was ecstatic I was super you know I brought both my turntables and and everything else, ready to rock um and That was my first gig out there and it was really exciting.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: nice man that's amazing brother and your first gig it's always a special one now tell me about little.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: details about that first gig you know were you nervous was it something that you were really confident for just had you feel in that moment, and then you know where did it go after kind of getting that first experience in the in the industry.


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DJ Thiago: i'm looking back at it now, I was definitely still an experience, but the drive was still there was definitely nervous.


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DJ Thiago: You don't really get to build crowd reading experience.