How did you get started: I started by making mix tapes on cassette for slow dance parties in public school. At University, I played the music between periods at hockey games. One of the original owners of Pynx, Jeff Hill, gave me a shot about eight years ago to tour with Pynx, and I've been playing shows ever since.
Most memorable gig: It was my second chance for a group in Brampton, Ontario. My first attempt was a complete disaster. The requests for bhangra music were pouring in, and I ended up having a young girl play most of the songs from her phone. After that event, I studied the genre and kept up with the music. I returned a year later with a grasp of the genre, along with some of my own tricks, and totally rocked the crowd. It was a memorable lesson in knowing your audience and reading the crowd. I loved the second chance. -------WTFest after Our Lady Peace was another one. Lots of preperation, but well worth it.
Advice for New DJ's: Be familar with tempo and key. Learn as much as you can by watching the best in action..... But when it's not working, forget about being a technical DJ and play some hits. However, the most important thing you can do is love music and how it connects.
Favourite Food: Chicken Pad Thai
Favourite Music Movie: The Harder They Come with Jimmy Cliff