EP. 112. DJ Big 6 (My DJ Story Podcast)

Name: DJ Big 6 Website: Instagram: @djbig6 Primary Genre: Hip-Hop Other Genres: R&B, Reggae, Bachata, Pop, EDM, Afrobeat Transcript:


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on everybody Darrell 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 live streaming APP for party goers and DJ today we have my brother, the world's greatest DJ DJ big 6 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 Big 6: My name is the world's greatest DJ big 6 i'm from overseas Tennessee born and raised a six five till I die, but I reside in spartanburg South Carolina right now i've been here since 2007.


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DJ Big 6: So you know I DJ mobile web mobile DJ weddings corporate events sorting frat parties i've been doing it since 1992 so.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome brother, and I was born in 1992 so.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: yeah yeah yeah it's it's it's.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: larger than my life, so I appreciate you jumping on the podcast man so here on the my DJ story podcast.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: I want you to go into your story about your DJ career so walk us to the beginning, you know what sparked your interest in becoming a DJ and give us that intro story of you know how you got started.


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DJ Big 6: Well, I got introduced to the entertainment feel back when I was say about 10 or 11 my dad he's to do fashion shows, and would have like.


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DJ Big 6: got it fun in the sun and I didn't know Greece Tennessee so I was always around speakers and my my mentor that really got me involved in the DJ him his name is Leon Leon heard.


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DJ Big 6: So I would always watch and see how he would you know, take the records and spin and email and see how it worked and and my dad got me to start videotaping the.


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DJ Big 6: fashion shows so and I didn't want to do it, you know I want to be with my friends on I don't want to be done will be doing this, so and, but I did it and I started, you know, putting things together so whatever you do get your kids involved.


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DJ Big 6: Early that way they can understand the the mechanicals behind the scenes type things that way you know sparked the interest and i've been doing it man.


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DJ Big 6: To be honest with you along the time you know I grew up in the Church, you know grew up singing in choirs and in band and stuff like that I was being musical my dad is musical.


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DJ Big 6: So i've been around it all my life so and then finally got to DJ, and I say I DJ in 92 with tapes I had to.


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DJ Big 6: I had to tape to tape decks going, you know, and I will put a miss together, back then, it was criss cross it was a DAS effects it was a O P P was the hottest record back then, so that was.


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DJ Big 6: In I had all had the head of everything on that night it just line up perfectly it was a graduation party when I graduated in 92 in June so.


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DJ Big 6: Coming up on 29 years I can't believe it's been that long, but I still remember every detail, that of that night but I DJ with two tape decks and ever since i've been been going ever since so.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: that's amazing I love the intro you know always had music in your life and then eventually towards the tail end of college.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: You did the graduation party and you really hit your stride in the DJ industry so i'm super excited to hear you know where did it go from there, you had that amazing intro and you just hit the ground running walk us through where you went from.


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DJ Big 6: And then, once I went from from college, I went to my home from the hospital went to college and university Tennessee knoxville and.


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DJ Big 6: I started DJ my first gig and I can tell you this, my first gig, it was with.


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DJ Big 6: CAP outside and they pay me $80 and it was.


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DJ Big 6: OK OK yeah they paid $80 it was at the armory right there off of it's a notch, we all know people know where where the armory was, but it was.


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DJ Big 6: It was it was good, it was you know I did pretty good for my first you know, and once I started.


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DJ Big 6: Building and I started getting equipment, you know that's after that $80 and i've started charging 100 and then started getting a you know a lot of people I started making a name for myself, you know and then also as far as advertisement.


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DJ Big 6: I did mixtapes like live mixtapes shutting people out, you know the fresh that's royalties and you know just talking, you know in that tape started circling around so.


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DJ Big 6: You know if mixtape DJ still alive, you still should do it because word of mouth is very powerful if you, you know I know now is is the live streaming but.


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DJ Big 6: The shout somebody out can put it, you know bug in their ear and it makes you make people feel good so you know that really got my career going and kept going and kept building and kept getting any equipment, I used to rent speakers and I started.


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DJ Big 6: Buying equipment so.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: yeah I think I think he just created a new dope analogy, the live Stream is a new mixtape yeah.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: People out and you're getting people excited and using.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Your platform as a way to put other people on it's amazing man, so I really appreciate what you've been doing from the get go and it's still.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: relevant today for new DJ Sarah listen to this right now that you need to make sure that you're out there, putting other people on shouting people out and building building Community around what you're.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Doing as a DJ and that's how you really drive value to the industry to the Community and to your own brand.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: So one thing we like to talk about here on the mighty distorted podcast is your brand you have a unique name, DJ big SEC, let me rephrase that the world's greatest DJ big sex.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: ED talk to me about what that brand needs to you and how'd you got the name how'd you select that name or how was it given to you.


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