So you wanna be a DJ feat. DJ Switch
Your insider’s guide to mastering the decks
Here’s the truth: the time to follow your dreams is always right now. If you dream about being an A-list DJ with a stack of hits behind your name, then take your inspiration from Flying Fish and discover your flavour, your way.
To guide you on your path to all things fly, we harassed DJ Switch for his tricks of the trade and career advice. Read on and remember you don’t have to set yourself on fire.
When did you know that you wanted to be a DJ? Is there a precise moment you remember?
When I saw DJ Ready D with POC at a club called Reality.
What’s the best tip you have for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
Stay in your own lane and get a coach.
Do you ever wish you just got a 9-to-5 job?
I had one (lol) and sometimes I do. But, I love this too much and I don't think I would be able to get into a 9-to-5 job.
When someone says they wanna be a DJ, what is the first thought that pops into your head?
Lol, that's such a good question! They wanna be famous and make a quick buck.
What’s the first piece of advice you’d give to a wannabe DJ?
Match and model a good DJ with vision.
What was your first gig? How did you feel when it was done?
Some old club called Sublime and I was pretty excited. I literally got home, and the next day I practiced my mixing again to perfect my set.
Everyone imagines a DJ lives a very exciting life, tell us about your morning routine?
Wake up, gym, admin... I'm my own boss.
Confess! Tell us a little bit about your internet search history. Tell us your top sites to browse?
I only search what interests me so software for DJ'ing, sneakers (Yeezy drops) and lots of TRAVEL.
What’s the most unexpected lesson you’ve learnt from being a DJ?
Hot today, cold tomorrow.
Final words of advice to wannabe DJs?
Stay humble and professional.