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DJ

Total Quotes : 75
Sonic Aspects

I was a rapper and a DJ, and if you wanted to be involved in hip-hop, you had to be involved in the sonic, the kinetic and the visual aspects. The visual was graffiti.

- Adam Mansbach

One Thing Needs

One thing any DJ needs in his crate, especially at a barbecue, is a selection of 15-minute-plus jams.

- Adam Mansbach

Brothers Founders

I am one of the founders of Hip-Hop along with my brothers Kool DJ Herc and Grandmaster Flash.

- Afrika Bambaataa

Tell Going

For me, it's a great thing to tell people anything is possible. When I was 15, people told me 'You're not going to be a DJ.'

- Afrojack

Music Play

I'm a DJ who makes dance music who got to play with Sting.

- Afrojack

I Think Big

I think 2014 for me is going to give me the possibility to do even bigger things than anyone has done. I want to change the party scene - like, stop just being a DJ with lights, a big LED screen, and oh-look-at-me speakers. There's way more to a party, and I think everyone knows it. I want to make it special.

- Afrojack

Scratch Jobs

I'm not a DJ, I don't know how to scratch and I don't know how to mix, but I do know how to party. One of my jobs is actually to travel the world and party.

- Amber Rose

May Like

As a DJ, people expect a certain sound and a certain danceability for the music. As a producer, I really like to let go of any rules that may exist.

- Armin van Buuren

Doing Recommend

I recommend everyone who DJ's to do it as a hobby and make sure you have a day job or are going to school. Only 100 DJ's in the world make a living doing this, by that I mean making a good, comfortable living.

- Armin van Buuren

Love Happy

The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard.

- Chelsea Leyland

Doing Due

I'm a DJ, but I'm also a ridiculously high-grossing musician due to doing productions.

- Afrojack

World Singer

I traveled the world as a DJ, as a singer, as a songwriter, as a producer.

- Al Walser

Love Shadow

If it's time to party, it's time for hip hop. I love Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye. If I'm chilling at home though, I'm listening to Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Radiohead, DJ Shadow. I also listen to a lot of classical.

- Alexis Knapp

Good Believe

The DJ still has the relationship with the people, I believe. I don't know to call the DJ 'the ambassadors' or what, but we still are connecting the dots, getting the good stuff and passing it on to the people. DJs still have relevance, even with the technology that elevates the DJ beyond being a selector.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Pay Attention Part

Hip-hop is a part of rock & roll because it comes from DJ culture. DJ culture is the embodiment of all genres and all recorded music, if you actually pay attention to it.

- Chuck D

Looking Back Country

Part of the great thing of looking back on how I went from the cattle ranch to the White House was, I was a country music DJ. I saw Garth Brooks perform for free in 1992 at the Colorado State Fair where I met this person who knew about this graduate school program.

- Dana Perino

Test Visualize

Everything I make as a producer, I visualize it as a DJ first. And all those beats, I test them as a DJ.

- David Guetta

More More People

I am trying to walk a tightrope; trying to keep the DJ community happy while trying to spread the message about dance music to more people. That is the mission that I am on.

- David Guetta

Against Streets

My parents were extreme left so everything was against the system. I was walking barefoot in the streets of Paris when I was eight. When I started to DJ they hated it, because for them, nightclubs, and all of this life, was terrible and fake.

- David Guetta

Artist Play

If I had to play only for people who liked the music because they heard it on the radio, it wouldn't make me happy. That's why I'm working so hard to have, yes, a profile as an artist, but also a profile as a DJ.

- David Guetta

Radio Air

As a radio DJ, I was on WRIN-WLQI. And even when I repeat it, it's horrifying. My morning sign-on, because it was in Rensselaer, Indiana, it'd be, 'You're on the air with Jim O'Heir in Rensselaer.' Ugh, oh my God, pathetic.

- Jim O'Heir

Talking About

Girls are sitting around talking about boys, right? Or complaining about boys, when they have their heart broken or whatever, and they need music for that, right? And they need music for that. So it's hard to find the right music. Not everyone has the right list or knows a DJ.

- Jimmy Iovine

Thought Long Island

I went to a radio station on Long Island in 1982, and thank goodness for me, it was so new that there was no receptionist. So the DJ opened up his booth, and took my tape and listened to it and thought it was a hit song.

- Jon Bon Jovi

Started Get

I'm a DJ. I get the party started.

- Avicii

Crowd Seamlessly

A lot of work and thinking goes into my DJing. I want the entire night to progress seamlessly and when I have to adapt the energy on the fly for the crowd on any given night, I can do so with harmonic mixes that I've practiced over and over again. I am far from the only DJ that does this and it's something I take pride in being able to do.

- Avicii

Never Would

I would DJ pool parties in Minneapolis, but I never swam there!

- Barkhad Abdi

Play Compete

Dance music cannot compete with a really great rock n' roll song. There ain't no DJ that's gonna play something that can take 'Mr Brightside' or 'Don't Look Back In Anger.'

- Brandon Flowers

Through Gig

Then I got a gig with an older friend who had the equipment and he played in this bar. They would bring me in the bar through the backdoor and I would DJ in the back room most of the night. Then they'd take me out the backdoor, so I was never really in the bar.

- Jam Master Jay

Turned Hottest

Then I just moved into being a DJ when that turned into the hottest thing.

- Jam Master Jay

Side Technical

And I know how many DJ pools have grown and I know how DJing has grown in the overall, but that was the technical side of it to me. DJs were rolling around, looking for stuff to buy and looking to see what was in the store when they get there.

- Jam Master Jay

Professional Baseball

Growing up, I actually wanted to be a professional baseball player instead of a radio DJ. Believe it or not.

- Casey Kasem

Always Dad

My dad being a DJ, I heard all the hits, no matter what. My mom always had on the radio because my dad was on it.

- Chad Channing

Childhood Dancing

And we had a DJ - my childhood friend from Chicago came to be the DJ at our party out in LA. It was a party, rockin' and rolling, and it was dancing and fun. For me it was different; just to have family with us.

- Jami Gertz

Big Records

As a DJ, it's my job to break new music. And instead of it just being the stuff that's coming from the major labels or the big pop records, I've always gravitated to something that's just different, you know?

- Diplo

Charge Venue

As a DJ I am never 100 percent in charge of the sound. The sound levels are controlled by someone at the sound board of the venue.

- DJ Jazzy Jeff

Love Soul

As much as I am hip-hop, I'm soul. As much as I am soul, I'm a turntablist. As much as I'm a DJ, I love jazz and rock.

- DJ Jazzy Jeff

Will Firmly

I am amazed at radio DJ's today. I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron. I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for.

- Jasper Carrott

Back Everybody

Wreckin' Cru was a DJ crew. They used to call it that because it was the guys that came in after the party was over and broke down the equipment. We eventually made a record, and we had the costumes on and what have you. Back then, everybody had their little getups, you know, like SoulSonic Force, UTFO.

- Dr. Dre

Alive Bad

Australians are crazy, man! Every night, I feel like I'm in a scene from Brad Pitt's 'World War Z'... the kids are going to figure out a way to from a zombie rave ladder over the plexiglass and come into the DJ booth and eat me alive... Not in a bad way at all.

- Jillionaire

Artist More

I'm more of an artist and a songwriter than I am a DJ. That word seems a little bit - well, it doesn't really describe what I do.

- Kaskade

Give Go

When you go see a good DJ, you'll know it, man - you'll know it in your bones. Between the guy who's phoning it in and the guy who's obsessively working it to give you the best show of his life.

- Kaskade

Guru Like

DJ Premier, this guy is like a god, a walking god. Guru, he put it down legendary.

- Fat Joe

Just Wanna

I just wanna be a DJ!

- Kirby Bliss Blanton

Wanted Kool

I was called Kool Dj Kurt Walker... but they wanted tocall me Kurtis Blow.

- Kurtis Blow

Person Saw

Pete Dj Jones was the first person that I saw with 2 turntables. This was 1972.

- Kurtis Blow

Myself More

I consider myself more of a producer and a musician than a DJ.

- Kygo

Sound Here

I want to be the guy with the fresh new sound. I can remember as a kid thinking about a DJ going, 'Ladies and gentlemen, here's the new one from Frankie Ballard. He's the guy with that hot new sound.' That's the dream.

- Frankie Ballard

Music West

Suckle was the first West Indian DJ and he had this fantastic source of music.

- Georgie Fame

Big Very

Now, the DJ becomes a star in itself because of the way he programs the songs with lows and then highs and then slowing it down. The big DJs, like Tiesto and Deadmau5 and all those guys, they are very, very creative.

- Giorgio Moroder

Rap Criteria

To me, the whole thing with the roots of rap music was when the DJ had to supply all the music for the group with two turntables. And the whole criteria of what that DJ would use had nothing to do with what type of band made a record.

- Mike D

Individual Known

As an individual I was known as the DJ or the mixer.

- Grandmaster Flash

Doing Before

Before this DJ thing, I was hopelessly taking things apart to try to figure out how they worked. I'd go mess around with burned-out cars, with my mom's stereo - I was public enemy #1 in my house for that. So my mom noticed that I was interested in this and decided to send me to school so I'd know what I was doing.

- Grandmaster Flash

Play I See

When you play in a band, you're in phase with people. When you're a DJ, you're totally off-phase. Your work time is 3 A.M. - 5 A.M. and I don't think you can connect. You're miserable the whole time. Whenever I see a DJ in the airport, they are always on the verge of crying.

- Thomas Mars

Like Been

I wouldn't call myself 'into the DJ scene.' I have friends who are DJs, like James Murphy. I was really into the DJ scene at his wedding. But generally, I'm not at the clubs. I've never been to a rave.

- Greta Gerwig

Career Will

It will be great to have a fashion career during and after my DJ career.

- Tiesto

Away Before

I saw a DJ from Germany called Sven Vath. I saw him in the club, he played for six hours and I was just totally intrigued, because everything he played I'd never heard before and everything he did I'd never seen before. I was so blown away by what he did.

- Tiesto

Love Popping

There aren't that many songs that pay homage to the DJ. They are the ones getting artists' music out there. They are the ones getting the club popping. But no one's giving them any love.

- Tila Tequila

Play TV

My views on equality are pretty obvious. I mean, I did play a highly complex lesbian techno DJ on TV, but I know it's not always easy to come out and tell the world where you stand.

- Sarah Shahi

Other Mum

I never had any plans to become a producer when I was a kid. I wanted to be a DJ, like most other kids at the time. Then my mum bought me a Casio keyboard and I started to sample sounds that I liked.

- Timbaland

Behind I Think

I think it's difficult to say what exactly made me become a successful DJ. It depends on so many different things. If I were given an award, I would thank my family, friends, Tiesto and the great team behind me for all their support and hard work. Without them, I wouldn't be where I am today.

- Martin Garrix

More Making

I was never really a DJ... I just kinda figured it all out at once as I started to tour. I was making music and producing and I just had to start to DJ as I got more into touring.

- Skrillex

Makes Beats

My brother makes beats, and I DJ.

- Slim Jimmy

Doing Been

I was playing acoustic bossa nova music in a trio, and Tucker was the DJ that night. He came early and saw what we were doing and ended up remixing one of my songs on the spot... We have been working together ever since!

- Sophie Hawley-Weld

Nightclub Columnist

Everyone his own cinematographer. His own stream-of-consciousness e-mail poet. His own nightclub DJ. His own political columnist. His own biographer of his top-10 friends!

- Walter Kirn

Rock Indie

The music is at this weird intersection of dance music and indie music. It's not quite dancey enough to do a full-blown DJ set, and it wasn't quite rock enough for a rock band. But I guess it's what makes us unique - drawing from a lot of different influences.

- Washed Out

Shore Named

I have a rescue dog named Walter, and Walter and I are such fans of the 'Jersey Shore' that we changed his name to DJ Wally D.

- Steve-O

Phones Had

I was MCing in the playground, spitting lyrics over mobile phones - Sony Ericsson, Walkmans, W810s, the Teardrop Nokia phones, all of that. Vital equipment! I never even had a DJ set where a DJ's playing vinyl, and I'm spitting.

- Stormzy

Need Named

Disco is the first technology music. And what I mean is that 'disco' music is named after discs, because when technology grew to where they didn't need a band in the clubs, the DJ played it on a disc.

- will.i.am

Soul Turned

I'd heard a lot of Motown and Stax when I was a kid, but the more well-known end of it. On Jam tours, we had a DJ called Ady Croasdell who ran a '60s club. He turned me on to underground stuff and what people call northern soul. It just blew my mind.

- Paul Weller

Data Specialized

When I got out of undergrad, I had a degree in theater and telecommunications. My first job, I was a news reporter for the local stories for NPR. Then I was a country-western DJ. I did data entry for a yearbook company. In my mid-20s I went back to grad school at NYU, and I specialized in playwriting.

- Suzanne Collins

Idea Saw

I saw this DJ playing music and saying things to the kids. They would answer him back, and I say, 'That's a great idea.'

- Sylvia Robinson

Away Collaborated

You know, I've learned a lot from every person I've collaborated with, from Madlib to Jean Grae and Hi-Tek, to Mos to DJ Quik, to even somebody like Jermaine Dupri. I've taken something important away from every experience.

- Talib Kweli

College Grateful Dead

My musical influence is really from my father. He was a DJ in college. My parents met at New York University. So he listened to, you know, Motown, and he listened to Bob Dylan. He listened to Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones, but he also listened to reggae music. And he collected vinyl.

- Talib Kweli

Argument Which

When you DJ, you're just on your own, which is nice because there's no argument.

- Peter Hook

Soul My Life

I personally see myself as a musician in the first place. You know, I don't want to say I will be a producer and DJ for the rest of my life. I can totally see myself being in another band in five years, if that's what my heart and soul wants to do, if that's what will make me happy. I'm totally happy to just not DJ anymore.

- Zedd