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The DJ'S

Interview With Dj Jeremaya


 

 

 

 

 

 

OL

What up J! Thanks for taking the time out to do this! Can you tell the readers who you are and what you do?

Dj Jeremaya

My name is Chris Dawson aka Jeremaya I am from East Orange NJ. I am the DJ for the Trackstarz Radio show and I am co-owner of Trackstarz Music with Sean Grant aka Seantana.

OL

How long have you been dj’ing for?

Dj Jeremaya

12 years

OL

How did you get into dj’ing?

Dj Jeremaya

I started DJing in the year 2003 I was with a group name Destinations in the Atlanta Georgia area. I learned under DJ C Animal. He taught me how to blend, mix and scratch. He also taught me how to rock the crowd and keep the party going.

OL

Who have you’ve worked with or have dj’d for?

Dj Jeremaya

The artists in Destinations and I also did a Christian summer camp.

OL

What do you use to cut the plates?

Dj Jeremaya

I started off with Numark CD first then I moved to digital formats Numark Cue with iCue Mixing Station. Now I use Virtual DJ.

OL

What is your process in creating a live set or a set for the trackstarz radio show?

Dj Jeremaya

With Trackstarz radio show I create a playlist. And I use Virtual DJ to play music and iTunes to do the drops. When I do a live set I come up with a playlist and I set marks in Virtual DJ to know when I can blend in records. I also prepare ahead of time before I do the show. I’m conscious of every event I do so I know what to play at the right time.

OL

Any artist you want to or plan on working with?

Dj Jeremaya

I would like to do a DJ mixtape album. And I’m willing to work with anybody that is teachable and respect what we both do.

OL

What can expect from you in the future?

Dj Jeremaya

Djing, Producing music, writing raps, and  writing a short film script with my wife. Continue to be creative and come up with creative ways to reach people for Jesus.

OL

Lastly, could you tell us about the trackstarz show? What would you say are the differences between a radio dj and dj who goes on the road with an artist or performs live?

Dj Jeremaya

Trackstarz Radio is a show that is honest radio. We want to impact the culture with honest conversation with relatable topics. We also play the hottest music in the Christian genre. From Christian Rap, Christian R&B and Christian Pop. The difference between all the DJs above is perspective. The radio DJ knows I have to play the hottest music so nobody turns the channel. The DJ with the artist knows I have to make the artist look good and make the show hot. The DJ that performance knows I have to make sure I have the crowd enjoying themselves until I’m done.

OL

Alrighty, thanks for chopping it up with me J!

Dj Jeremaya

Thanks for the interview and sorry we couldn’t do it on the phone!

 

Follow Dj Jeremaya

Twitter: @Iamjeremaya

Instagram: Iamjeremaya

Website: www.trackstarz.com


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