Elevator Pitch: Describe your job in a nutshell.
I rock parties, I evoke memories, I create an atmosphere using music!
Why did you start working at your company? What was the inspiration for this career route?
I started DJing because I was essentially told to. I used to hangout with a lot of DJs back in the day and found that I knew almost as much about music as they did. So DJ Kapn Kirk from 4Korners basically said one day, “There are hardly any female DJs in Toronto, so you’re gonna learn how to DJ.” And he taught me how to mix and beat match until I got confident enough to buy my own DJ equipment. At the end of the day music was already a huge part of my life and to know that I could create a career really doing something that I love wasn’t something I realized right away, but its definitely the reason why I still DJ to this day.
What is the best part of what you do on a day-to-day basis? The most challenging part?
The best part of DJing is playing a song, whether it be old or new and seeing the crowd reaction. There is nothing more satisfying that seeing a crowd of people lose their minds simultaneously to a song you chose at that particular moment.
I think the most challenging part is collecting money from shady [some, not all] club promoters. But I’ve learned to handle them now.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
This is such a tough question for me, because DJing can lead you into so many different career paths, it just depends on what your passionate about. I’ve always been passionate about anything pop culture, as well as marketing music and developing recording artists. So who knows, maybe in 5 years I’ll be on television talking about new artists or working at a Record Label.
What does success look like to you?
Success can look like many things. But to me success, looks effortless. When you see it, you know it. And you respect it because you know how much hard work it took to get there.
What is the most memorable milestone in your career?
The most memorable milestone in my career so far has to be my four Stylus DJ Awards. The first three meant a lot to me because I was being recognized as the best female DJ across Canada, and the fourth award for Mixtape of the Year was just as rewarding because it was for a collaborative mixtape [Love Letters & Broken Hearts] I did with DJ P Plus which really meant a lot to the both of us.
Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
Stay focused, be obsessive about your goals, and make mistakes.
Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is that important to you?
I don’t specifically but I have DJed a lot of events that have supported great charities. Most recently an event I DJed in Bahamas supported the fight against Breast Cancer.
What to you is notable?
How deep a person’s musical knowledge is, is definitely Notable
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