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EP. 118 - MyDJDre (My DJ Story Podcast)



Name: Andre Pounds DJ Name: MyDJDre Website: mydjdre.com Instagram: @mydjdre Primary Genre: Hip-Hop Other Genres: R&B, Reggae, Soca, Dancehall, Pop, EDM, Afrobeat Transcript:


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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 live streaming APP for DJ and partygoers today we have my brother myDJdre on the podcast brother, can you please introduce yourself.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: To the table, for you are and where you're from.


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MyDJDre: what's going on man is myDJdre checking in from Atlanta Georgia, the coalition, DJ I love my plug leasing the doom bj instruction DJ and i'm currently doing the mighty dangerous hbc you college tour.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Often rather sit super excited to have you on the my DJ story podcast and this podcast we like to share your story as a DJ.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: and help other people in their journey so talk to us about your early days as a DJ how did you get started, and what sparked that initial interest in becoming a DJ.


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MyDJDre: The initial interest started when I was in college I played football for South Carolina State University htc you in orangeburg South Carolina.


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MyDJDre: And so I was from Atlanta, and I had all the CD at that time it was CDs i'm not gonna take go how old I am but.


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MyDJDre: And that time it was CDs and so after the game, especially if we wanted, I will be the guy hey Dr price and music a Van Gogh party and so back then, I had.


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MyDJDre: You had those hundred packs of CD cases I had like two or three books were from CDs and so that kind of started the niche of me, putting in the music after the game.


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MyDJDre: Then that turned into me actually graduating coming home getting a regular nine to five corporate job they gave me an American express card and I start going buying equipment.


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MyDJDre: that's that's when I learned you got to pay the American express bill at the end of the month, no matter how much you spent you got to pay that bill, so it turned into that.


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MyDJDre: September 11 fit first first person, the last person hired is the first person fired in corporate America, if you guys didn't know that, so I was the first person fired after 911 when they say everyone started downsize and luckily I had bought some DJ and equipment.


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MyDJDre: pretty much there you know just been building the never sits garden club club, and now you know alternative into.


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MyDJDre: This crazy cuz thinking of how my story started, is why I kind of still do the hbc tour, because it was just so fun and interactive and you know we do it different ways, now, of course, but.


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MyDJDre: that's one of the main reasons why continued on doing this doing hbc you tours because I started, these are actually literally in the dorm.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: nice man that's super exciting and you went from a college dorm DJ to just really going about and doing DJ and all sorts of great places man check out your profile and you've been around brother and appreciate you being on the show and telling that.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: story so highlights some of the things that you've done throughout your journey, you know after you know getting your introduction at college and just walk us through some of the things you've been doing over the past 10 to 15 years.


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MyDJDre: Well i've been DJ yeah for about 15 years, and so one of the main milestones was.


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MyDJDre: A DJ for young job I was his DJ for four to five years with swag teams is the crew.


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MyDJDre: And then also I.


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MyDJDre: will let me jump back before that, before that.


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MyDJDre: I was in I was listening to the radio station and they I like DJ hershey DJ her she's a good friend of mine and.


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MyDJDre: he's awesome DJ and I used to train my ear to DJ like how he blends mixes and it's just you know is flawless but one day I was listening to the radio and they said they they.


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MyDJDre: There was this group called the super friends super Indies a's and so being from Atlanta whoa I was born in Cleveland but i've been down here, since I was six or whatever so being a at alien I heard that they were making the Legion of boom.


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MyDJDre: Which is the nemesis I don't know if you guys watch cartoons or whatnot you have soup friends and legion to do it so here in Atlanta they started the Legion of doom bj back in the bms days and all that stuff.


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MyDJDre: And so, one day, I walked into the office and was you know I want to be a part of it, they say, you can you can pay dues, and I said I don't have any money but I got a degree, and then I can.


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MyDJDre: Go downstairs and I can organize all this stuff for you so long story short, I came to director marketing after being there.


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MyDJDre: For so long, right up all the proposals and wasn't actually DJ and then after that I started teaching with a young jack on the road, I started the same with bhi on the road K route them did the snap music the pool Palace know those songs.


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MyDJDre: We did a couple of roads road trips with jeezy with DJ brad he brought me alone with jeezy then after young job.


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MyDJDre: After young josh I kind of started my own little tour, it was at the time it was the LSD college tour.


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MyDJDre: which I use the same acronym in and partner with the brand of the DJ was was so known that then and then we've just grown from that all the way up to now.


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MyDJDre: I still DJ in in normal clothes I got strip clubs that I may go rush and regular party clubs like go ghost bar where it's not dancers, is everybody's coming to have fun, you know.


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MyDJDre: We do private parties we do park parties I just got a lot of promo material to give people an experience, where we're outside whether it's through games and the music the cornhole cornhole is kind of like horseshoes if anybody out there don't know.


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MyDJDre: But yeah that's a couple of milestones of of what we kind of accomplished I got a.


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MyDJDre: we've helped out with a lot of different projects got platform future with coalition, DJ is I got a wife and lucci guy was a play.


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MyDJDre: atl top 20 out of 2021 DJ club, DJ of the year, so I got a couple of accolades but my whole thing is I just been passionate about.


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