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Respect the DJ Interview with DJ Winca

Amanda Giordano

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How did you get into DJing?

I was addicted to music (edm) and I like to make people happy and I just found a way to make them more better it’s djing

What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?

Practicing by seeing live videos of big artist happening in Tomorrowland, Ultra etc.

What did your first setup look like?

Just a laptop.

What does your current setup look like?

Numark mixtrack pro 3 (controller) lights and speakers

How did you get your DJ/Artist name?

I am a pharm student. When I learned about Anticanser I learned about Winca alkaloid suddenly it strikes in my brain like dj winca its suits. Like that only the name came

If you could DJ at any 3 events/festivals what would they be?

Tomorrowland, Ultra and Glimax (hardstyle)

If you could DJ in any 3 cities what would they be?

New York, Dubai and Bangkok 

If you could be a tour DJ for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?

Dj coone (hardstyle)

What is your goal when you play live?

Mad dance

What's your go to song right now?

Martin garrix high on life

What is your dream as a DJ?

To be an international dj

What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become a DJ?

Produce to my own music and workhard.

Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc.)

Instagram @dj_winca

Sound Cloud @DJ WINCA

Respect the DJ Interview with Pablo Ezequiel Cosentino

Amanda Giordano

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How did you get into the DJ?

I started as a DJ in 2016 by passion and recommendation of a DJ colleague. I love music

  

What did you do to improve your skills / knowledge?

I believe that the best thing to improve is the practice, in addition to the studies.

  

How was your first configuration?

My first configuration was an event for 150 people.

  

How does your current configuration look?

I think it improves day after day.

 

How did you get your DJ / Artist name?

Currently my artist name is "Wonder.why" because I think it is possible to ask ourselves why we like music.

 

If you could DJ at any of the 3 events / festivals, what would they be?

I would like to play my music for original events like "burning man", "tomorrowland" or some massive festival. If it's for a good cause, I'd love to play for the love of music.

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If you could DJ in any of the 3 cities, what would they be?

From Argentina: Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Bariloche

From countries around the world: Ibiza (Spain), Belgium and Amsterdam

 

If you could be a touring DJ for any artist (alive or dead), who would it be?

My favorite Dj is Hernan Cattaneo and I would like to tour with him and his team.

 

What is your goal when you play live?

My goal when I'm live is for people to dance and have fun.

 

What is your going to the song at this time?

Boose - Motip White

 

What is your dream as a DJ?

My dream is to play in the tomorrowland

 

What advice would you give someone who dreams of being a DJ?

Let it begin that it is never late.

 

Where can people find you? (social networks, website, etc.)

My artist Instagram from @ Wonder.Why__

My personal instagram is @Cosentinopablo

My Soundcloud is Pablo Ezequiel Cosentino

Respect the DJ Interview with DJ DCASO

Amanda Giordano

How did you get into DJing? 

I’ve always had a passion for the arts. I found that what I lacked in verbal expression I was able to convey through drawing and playing various instruments. I never believed nor had a desire to be a DJ but gravitated towards throwing parties my junior year of college. With promised returns on investments, four friends financed the purchase of my original equipment and the rest is history.

Within that year, I went from dorm parties straight to the big stage with the assistance of an early mentor Raj Stewart, “DJ Enigma.” His influence fueled my passion and lead to me pursuing the many facets of DJing.

What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?

I was present. I took every opportunity to surround myself with individuals more talented, more experienced and willing to provide guidance. I put ego to the side and what I wasn’t able to grasp in the moment; went back and practiced on my own. I made sure I was resilient enough when given No’s and resourceful enough to stay motivated.

Along with teaching others what skills I’ve grasped, I held regular practice sessions with other upcoming DJs in the city. I tribute most of my turntablism to DJ G.I Joe - the tour DJ for Immortal Technique. Joe gave me the necessary fundamentals to succeed; from body tricks, to proper hand placement, to set construction and more. G.I. Joe has been one of the most impactful characters in my evolution.


What did your first set up look like?

First Setup

  1. Hercules DJ Console

  2. 2 passive gemini speakers

  3. 1000 watt generic amplifier

Second Setup

(1) Numark mixer, & 2 Numark turntables

What does your current set up look like?

(1) Serato Rane 62 x 2 Technics 1200MK2’s

(2) Pioneer S9 x 2 CDJ 850s

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How did you get your DJ/Artist name?
DCaso is a play on Picasso. Along with Djing I play several instruments and draw. I believed I needed a name that encompassed my full ability. I also believe DJ’s paint pictures with sounds in an abstract way, therefore my admiration for Picasso. I changed the “P” to “D” as anyone that truly knows me calls me “D”- so Dicasso. I took out the “i” & one “s” in order to avoid anyone from being able to use my name as a pun; and was left with DCaso.

If you could DJ at any 3 events/festivals what would they be?

(1) Redbull 3Style 

(2) Boiler Room

(3) Electric Zoo

If you could DJ in any 3 cities what would they be?

  1. Atlanta

  2. Texas

  3. Toronto

If you could be a tour DJ for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?

Uncle Luke. Not only does Florida bass bump, but everyone looked like they were living their best life. Also, Luke was a pioneer in the music game as far fighting for freedom of speech and the birth of the parental advisory sticker. Djing for him and the 2Live Crew would be one for the books. 


What is your goal when you play live?

I want everyone to leave sweaty and smiling from ear to ear. I want everyone to live in the moment and avoid the use of social media. I want people to remember why each song resonates with their soul. I want people to genuinely have an AMAZING time.


What's your go to song right now?

R&B: Meek Mill ft Ella Mai - 24/7

HIP HOP: Meek ft. Drake - Going Bad

AFRO BLEND: Casanova ft. Tory & Davido - 2AM 

LATIN: Casper Magico -Te Bote

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What is your dream as a DJ?
If you were to ask me this question a few months ago, it would be to travel the world DJing. Luckily, I can say I’m living my dream. In the last 3 months I have dj’d in Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Haiti, St. Marteen and am going on a 3 month tour with an up and coming artist I can’t yet mention. Everything is finally falling into place and its so rewarding. Hopefully, with time I’ll be able to pay it forward to new and upcoming DJs.


What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become a DJ?

Firstly, Id ask: What are they willing to sacrifice to make their dream a reality? 

I am a firm believer that a jack of all trades is a master of none and that to fully explore your truest abilities that you must be fully immersed in whatever you are pursuing. Once you’ve gained a significant hold on that lane, pursue another until you have fulfilled all your desires and passions or at least gave them a valiant effort. “Making mistakes is better than faking perfection.”


Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc)

Respect the DJ Interview with DJ Tommy Vee

Amanda Giordano

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How did you get into DJing?

When I was a kid I was kind of fat and the other kids didn’t let me play soccer with them because I was slow...So I focused on other interest...like music...and this is how it started...

What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?

Keep listening to other djs and producers...riding the wave...

What did your first set up look like?

1 regular turntable,1 mixer and 1 technics 1210.

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What does your current set up look like?

4 cdjs pioneer nexus and a Pioneer mixer...2 sticks.

How did you get your DJ/Artist name?

My real name is Tommaso Vianello. Vianello is very popular in Venice, where I come from, so it sounded kind of cheese. So I put a Vas the Hip Hop tradition says. But friends were joking about that, calling me Tommy the Fith..;))And then I put the 2 ee

If you could DJ at any 3 events/festivals what would they be?

Maybe Burningman, Coachella and a Circoloco.

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If you could DJ in any 3 cities what would they be?

NY, London and Tokyo...I’m missing Tokyo so far...but other 2 were years ago.

If you could be a tour DJ for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?

The Daft Punk...I was violently influenced by them.They are my age and I literally grew up with them.

What is your goal when you play live?

Make people sexy, dancing, smiling and having a great time.

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What's your go to song right now?

A new track of mine named Kunye.

What is your dream as a DJ?

Keep playing for the rest of my life.

What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become a DJ?

Good luck...it’s really hard now#everybodywantstobeadj

Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc)

Instagram mostly so far... @djtommyvee But also on FB as Tommy Vee.