So boom. You're at this function, it's wild lit. Drinks are strong, musics' on point, the vibes are great, got you feeling like you in a Hype Williams video in the 90's! So, who's to thank for that feeling? That bomb ass DJ, mixing up all the hottest shit. I became intrigued in learning more about DJ's after realizing how the position has evolved since the days of DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash.
Being the DJ is way more than deciding what song to play next, they are essentially the master of ceremonies! They orchestrate the entire vibe of the event. I was blessed with the opportunity to link up with DJ Schemes, a premier celebrity DJ in the DMV area.
DJ Schemes is originally from Brooklyn, where his long family history sparked his musical interest. By the time he was a student at West Virginia, he was deejaying at Taboo, a premiere hip hop club in the area. "I was in there on the main nights.", he explains, "Once I knew what I could do there and how people were coming from Maryland, Pennsylvania, from the outskirts, I knew it was something real." With hard work and dedication, Schemes has been blessed with opportunities that have led him to DJ in places like Mexico and islands Jamaica. He has opened shows at sold out arenas for celebrities such as Drake and Jeezy and most recently, earned his own segment on WKYS. DJ Schemes a member of "The Team" a group of the most influential DJ's in the area. His functions promote good energy and fun. His goal is to take DJ'ing to the next level in hopes of one day making and producing songs and managing prominent artists.
You can experience a DJ Schemes event if you're located in the DMV. He's at Peace Lounge, Rosebar, Ozios and at Stadium every Thursday. "I'm really all over the city.", he says reassuringly. Follow him @djschemes to stay up to date on all his events.
His message to the world?
"Focus on what you're passionate about and learn the business aspect of it."