A Feature Interview w/ LMFAO Party Rock DJ Dainjazone

By Ravi in Get in Style, Lifestyle, Music, Pop Music
Friday, August 3, 2012, 12:00pm. (Updated: 8/22/12 at 11:14pm) Add comments

Yo, Lemme Get a Spot!
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We all know LMFAO works out. And normally when Redfoo and SkyBlu need a spot, their go to guy is DJ Air. But while Air is laid up with a broken leg, the hip-hop/pop-house act has turned to Vegas resident DJ Dainjazone to mix the protein.

After joining the Party Rock Crew and Moodswing360 agency in Summer 2010, the LA-native proceeded to take gigs all over LA as well as land himself a residency at The Palms in Vegas. They’re all currently pumping iron in Europe.

party rock crew membersDC CLUBBING:
What’s your set up?
DAINJAZONE:
(2) Technic turntables, Pioneer DJM 800 or 900, monitor speaker, laptop stand and a CDJ.

DC CLUBBING:
You like to be a step ahead. What’s the most unique place you’ve discovered a new track?
(demo from fan, dude rapping on street, etc)
DAINJAZONE:
All my “cool” tracks come from blogs. I’ve had a few tracks come from random people but nothing worth mentioning comes to mind.

DC CLUBBING:
Vegas residencies kick ass, how else will you eventually brand yourself as more than just “LMFAO’s Guy”?
DAINJAZONE:
The day will come when DJ Air will be healed from his broken leg and be back in action. Being LMFAO’s temporary DJ has definitely given the club world an opportunity to look at me in a prestigious fashion.

I’m already looking into what my next move will be when this run is over. Venturing into different entertainment fields such as modeling will be the next move. Life might throw me a curve ball and send me into a world of success that wasn’t in the plan. I’ve learned when prepping to be great, incredible things can happen.

DC CLUBBING:
If you could have dinner with 5 people, dead or alive, who would they be?
DAINJAZONE:
Kanye West, John Wooden, Bruce Lee, Pat Tillman, Jay-Z.
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DC CLUBBING:
What’s the hardest part of catering to the ‘ADD generation’?
DAINJAZONE:
I don’t think there is anything hard about doing the math on this generation. The challenges lie within the moment. You can actually coast your set and just play the hits. Or you can cook up something organically creative that conveys to the crowd and puts them in a mind state that would differ from having hits shoved into their ears. We as DJs control the people on the dance floor. We say what’s next.

DC CLUBBING:
Where’s the balance between playing what people want to hear and experimenting/going outside the box/taking risks?
DAINJAZONE:
Good question. Its something you have to feel in the moment, or position the risqué track in between tracks with great energy. That’s the safe way of going about it. My theory is if the unpopular track is funky enough you can make it work. It has to be delivered tastefully. This is where the art of DJing can be applied. This is when DJing becomes fun for me. The challenge.

DC CLUBBING:
Does what happens in vegas really stay in vegas?
DAINJAZONE:
Haha. Depends on the degree of ones ambition to gather the empty pursuit of “props”.

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