DJs – they have a fascinating lifestyle, the travel a lot, and there always seems to be some mystery attached to their figures. They make it to tabloid news more rarely and are less known to the general public – if you are a fan of club music, you’ll have to look up information about these artists on the Internet and follow them on social networks for the latest news. For your entertainment, here are some less-known facts about the most successful DJs of the moment:
1. DJ Snake – quit school at age 15
DJ Snake was born and raised in Paris, France. He started to DJ when he was 14 and the next year he gave up on his studies to work in one of the most famous record shops in Paris. There he met artists like DJ Cutkiller, who became one of his mentors.
2. Nora En Pure – she would consider mixing just a hobby again
The South-African born artist Nora En Pure says she doesn’t identify herself with her career and she does music because she likes it. But, if one day nobody would be interested in her work anymore, music could go back to being just a hobby again. The reason is that she doesn’t want to force anything and she prefers to “take things as they come”.
3. DJ Khaled – owns thousands of sneakers
DJ Khaled is known for owning thousands of pairs of sneakers and he often posts about his footwear on social media. Since his favorite athlete is Michael Jordan, his favorite shoes are the Jordan 3. The closet where he keeps his sneakers is larger than some people’s bedrooms and he stores his most precious items in a specially built trunk.
4. DJ Vas – watches ‘Cat Falls and Fails’ videos on YouTube
The famous turntablist says his favorite hobby is his job and even in his spare time he likes to mix in order to relax. But, when he’s not doing music, he likes to spend time at his Playstation, to practice jet ski, to travel on a scooter looking for nice restaurants, and to watch ‘Cat Falls and Fails’ videos on YouTube – and he doesn’t really have a reason for that.
5. DJ Mustard – started his career at 11
This Los Angeles-based songwriter, DJ, and record producer is famous in the hip hop community – what fans may not know is that DJ Mustard mixed for the first time when he was 11 – his uncle let him DJ in a family party.
6. Martin Garrix – he can’t dance at all
Martin Garrix is one of the youngest and most famous DJs in the world, ranking on the first positions of Top 100 lists. The Dutch DJ is a shy person, and for this reason he only sings when he’s in the shower and confesses he was super shy to use the microphone when he first started touring. Moreover, he doesn’t dance, although his music definitely inspires fans to let it go on the dance floor.
7. DJ Zinhle – has a fear of balloons
DJ Zinhle is one of the few female artists in the world of deejay, and her stage name comes from her real name, Ntombezinhle, which means “beautiful girls”. An unusual fact about this talented DJ and mother of little girl Kairo is that she is afraid of balloons: “This one time at McDonald’s, I could smell them and I had a panic attack”. The fear of balloons actually has a scientific name – globophobia.
8.DJ Cuppy – Lagos is her favorite city of all
The Nigerian music producer has been active since 2013 and she is currently living in London, after just graduating from New York University with a Master’s Degree in music business. Yet, her favorite city in the world is Lagos, Nigeria. It is the largest city of Africa and a major financial center on the continent. DJ Cuppy always travels in a bullet proof car whenever she is in Nigeria though.
9. DJ Thomas James – he almost quit deejaying for his ex-girlfriend
DJ Thomas James confesses he was almost persuaded to quit his musical career by an ex-girlfriend whom he dated for three years. She didn’t enjoy his lifestyle and did not think that mixing would take Thomas anywhere. It looks like she was wrong, and while she is probably working a regular job, Thomas is pursuing the passion of his life.
10. DJ Flume – started mixing because of a cereal box
One of the hottest Australian DJs has some nice memories from his childhood. Apart from playing the saxophone in a school band for 9 years and singing in a choir, the talented musician considered mixing as a passion after getting a free music production disk in a box of Nutrigrain cereal. He started to play with it and became interested in electronic music.
These interesting facts show that DJs may have glamorous lives, but in many aspects they are normal people just like everyone else. And, more than that, their personal histories tell us that one should always pursue his passion when they have a special feel for music or any other activity.