I’m a SoCal-based Mexican-American female DJ/producer in my mid-twenties. My preferred genre of music is Latin music (i.e. cumbia, salsa, bachata, reggaeton, banda, etc), but I also play oldies and hip-hop.
I went to college for and work full-time in a completely unrelated field (engineering/mathematics), but I really enjoy deejaying and want to turn it into a second career/part-time hobby within the next year or so.
Although I’ve been able to land a few festival/banquet gigs over the past year, I’m still relatively new to this and feel like I still have a long way to go before I can land a residency at a club.
I think I’m good at reading crowds. I think I have a unique music selection and I put a lot of thought, research, and creativity into my sets. However, I know I have a lot to learn mixing and production-wise before I can take this to the next level.
I don’t really fit the stereotype of a DJ. I’m introverted, nerdy, and overweight. I sometimes worry that I don’t have the charisma, energy, extroversion, popularity, or “cool factor” to make it in this business. Also, while I’d love to quit my day jobs and pursue this full-time, I worry about being able to pay my bills. I know a lot of DJs who are more skilled and well-known than I am who have to hold down second/third jobs or rely on a spouse/parent to pay their bills.
Anyway, that’s me in a nutshell. If you have any questions, comments or advice, feel free to drop them below. Thanks.