DJ Bobbihana

This was my first attempt at making a music video! We’d planned on this elaborate Harlem Shake video but didn’t get enough people to show up in crazy costumes to make it worthwhile so we just ran with an interview with DJ Bobbihana.
I’m Dj Bobbihana (spells name)

UnderCurrent Atlanta: What made you want to become a DJ?

DJ B: It was a point for me as a DJ where I wanted to be a Hip-Hop DJ you know because I mean, that’s where DJ’ing has its roots in Hip-Hop…if you love music you can do anything with it and I started getting influenced by, of course,  the traditional DJ’s I guess you can call them and realizing their styles of music and you go digging for what they put in their playlist you know you’re like I’ve never heard that song before and you go out there and you find it and you’re like, this is nowhere near Hip-Hop you know what I mean, you’re like in the folk lore area like “The Carpenters?”, it doesn’t make sense but at the same time, you throw a beat to it and everybody else enjoys it. Like I just love music period you know and I didn’t have lessons, I didn’t do a lot of different things when it came to…much, I just knew I wanted to be around music and surrounded by it, immersed in it, swimming in it, you know what I mean in that aspect, that’s all I wanted.

UCA: So you were around alot of music as a kid?

DJ B: My dad was a “real DJ”, my mom was not a “real DJ” but you could never tell the difference between the two which I always thought was amazing; like my mom was more of a mixtape type DJ and my dad was more of a club DJ so when they spun and they did whatever, I always grew up around music

My dad’s Saint Lucia, my mom’s from Jamaica so you know I heard all different styles of music

UCA: What’s it like performing for an audience?

DJ B: When you can go out to a crowd and know you’ve been hitting this music for so long in your basement or around other people and they appreciate it but when you get a crowd and they just go nuts for it you’re like man, this was all worth it

UCA: What kind of equipment are you using and how does it compare to old skool DJ’ing?

Right now I have a Newark NS 7 which is a digital interface USB controlled but I mean its platters, they spin and you can touch them and scratch them

I don’t knock up and coming DJ’s for the simple fact that it’s hard, it’s always been hard. The 70’s when you were grabbing mom and dad’s Technics or Gemini’s I mean, mom and dad didn’t have Technics sitting at the house, if they did, you were doing great. It doesn’t mean that just because you’re on a laptop or what everybody basically says is not industry standard doesn’t mean you’re not a real DJ cause it’s really there.

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