There was once a guy who had a dream of becoming the greatest D.J. in New York City. His name was David Holloway was from down south and moved to New York toward the end of his senior year in high school. He did not have much experience on how to D.J. in a big city club, but David knew if he was to get a chance he would take advantage of it. He had been in plenty talent shows and small town backyard parties, but he had never performed in a night club.
David graduated high school and took a job as service attendant at a local car dealership where his uncle got him a job. There he would change oil and tires on cars that was in for service. David hated his job, but continued to practice on his turntables in his parent’s basement every spare minute he could hoping one day he would be a club D.J. He worked on techniques like beat matching, showmanship, and David also studied the styles of music that is listen too in the area of the city he was in.
This schedule of working at the dealership and practicing in the basement went on for about two years, and David was getting discouraged at ever becoming a club D.J. He thought his fate was sealed with being stuck in a dead end job of working on cars. His close friends would encourage him to send mix-tapes to local clubs, but David was very particular about his craft and did not want to give his tape it just to anyone, so his tapes just could be thrown in the trash. Despite his low moments David was determine not to give up.
It was a Friday at the dealership and what could go wrong went wrong with David at work. He was having a really bad day running behind and to add salt to injury his supervisor was yelling at him about a really important client’s car needed to be finish in an hour. David calmed himself by putting one of his mixed C.D’s in the stereo while he was working on the important client’s car. The client walked into the shop wondering why her car was taking so long.
While David was under the hood a tall very well dressed lady with a golden voice asked, “How much longer?” David turned and almost passed out when he saw who it was, and started to jumble his words as he replied, “Almost finished.” David had no idea it was one of the most famous radio personalities in all of New York Angie Martinez. She asked him who made the music he was listening too. He told her it was his and Angie just shook her head up and down. She told David if he was not busy tonight she would be hosting ladies night at the Paradise club in Manhattan and he should come through. He told her he would be there, and she told him to bring his hottest 15 minute mix early before the club opens. Before Angie left she asked David what was his D.J. name, but David had not thought of one, so really fast he belted out D.J. Determination. Angie said that is a mouthful you should really consider shortening it.
David went home fast as he could running straight to the basement to produce the hottest mix he could come up with. He went to his computer and played with the name when making a C.D. cover to house his C.D. He played on his name with the first initial “D” and how determine he has been along with the turntables he use to D.J. He came up with D.J. D-turn-mine as his signature name.
David put on his best outfit and arrived at the Paradise club really early. He gave Angie his mix and she told him she needed a Thursday night D.J. if he was interested, and David told her he was. Angie said she would play his mix tonight and if the crowd likes it she would give him a chance on a Thursday night and if he do well he may be able to move to a Friday or Saturday night. Angie played the mix when the club was packed, and soon as she put it on the crowd went crazy on the dance floor for the entire 15 minutes. Later that night after the club closed Angie offered David a one trial Thursday night next week.
David knew this was the break he had been waiting for, he know with this one chance it can change his life. Paradise has made D.J. superstars, because this is where all the A-list celebrities come to party when they are in New York. A hot well known D.J. here can get a record contract and/or a world tour. The stakes were high for David, so he prepared for a solid week every waking minute he had when not at the dealership.
David also known as D.J. D-turn-mine showed up for his debut Thursday ladies night opening with an awesome mix, and he also happened to be an excellent showman. After that one night David was offered a six month contract with the Paradise club to D.J. every Thursday night, and in his fifth month he was offered a world tour by a major record label. David was able to quit his daytime job at the dealership, and became a well-known D.J.
Here below is a sped up live version of D.J. D-Turn-Mine’s debut night at the Paradise Club:
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