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DJ YO-C | Average to Savage EP37

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This is the thirty-seventh episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring DJ YO-C. Paul Guarino talked with DJ YO-C discussing his life growing up in Canada, how he become a disc jockey, and what it's like travel the world! Follow DJ YO-C https://www.instagram.com/DJYOC https://www.twitter.com/DJYOC https://www.facebook.com/DJ-YO-C-41148810668/ Powered by PG Sports Music https://www.pg-sports.com

This is the average to savage podcast with Paul Greno, everyone in anyone, athletes sets and much more. WHAT'S UP, everybody? On back with another episode of the average savage podcast. Our special guests today is dj Yo. See, Dj what's up? I'm getting yourself good, good, good. Let's just jump right into it. Could you give us a little background about yourself? Well, listen, I'm so much to y'all. thinges in. Sorry, Djing. When I was thirteen, went to school over here, started doing my first event by myself, Solo, when I was certain sort of a cousin of nineteen, sorry, Childie, when I was twenty two. Yeah, pretty much. When I mean I've done, I'm done numerous events, from from Grammy Parties Oscar parties, traveling with competing out here. I don't know, I don't know what to tell you that I've been been doing my things. Yeah, for sure. And what was it like just growing up in Canada? It was great. I mean, I don't know, I don't know how it was to grow up and in the state, so I can't going up in Canada was great. I love traveling. When...

Gelo copling, I'M AWAYS IN LA in La a lot of times the year. Ever, know a lot, but has been has been great to can complaint for sure. And how'd you get into Dj like, how'd you first get into it? My brother in low he was already doing this for private and corporate events and he was married to my sister. Somebody says, to call me up when they asked. I want to go and just help him out with the gears. Slipped up the game and I like sixteen years old and I didn't know anything about eating at that point. I guess I want to kind of a job to get myself to be gressport busy, and that's why I got to know it in six months, within within working with him, I ask some second by from Caere, from him, just to pockets and did, and that's how I got into it. And I just went to every event that he was doing and just sat there and looking what he was doing. Ms Of djing songs, the music selection how you found and that's how I got into it. Got Now, what's your method to picking the songs before like an event in look a research music beforehand. Yes,...

...yeah, it was like what's you today? I always try to keep myself up. Did it with music, but per event it. It really depends on the events I'm Djing. Not every event is. It could be Duc and club like I could DDJ COP event or wedding or whatever it is. So in music is always different for these kinds of events. I'm not going to start playing hardcore hiphop in the corporate event. That average ages around thirty to fifty as for sure. Someone make sure that I know my home and I know my music score that kind of cloud and I played per year and I played for what I have in front of me. Yeah, for sure. And how did you pick your name, Dj Yo? See, actually all the mentors that that give me a name when I was fifteen, because my real name is actually, you'll see, Yossi, and you're always called me Yos. So I guess I got it stuck to me at that point and then that's how I started to with that name. Definitely makes sense.

And what's IT light? Just traveling and touring. I love it. I love it. I mean sometimes it does get tiring with really back to back to back to back on the plain, special claims, looking up early, going back and you have to like Gig we camp, really going to the airport, traveling, going back, somewhere else. It gets timing of at one point, but if she's space it up properly, I love it. I Like I love me people, I love seeing you places and the kind of person. I love socializing and Chravelie. I just it's always like a stress of pressure and it makes you legalcity, to appreciate this city and you learn more. You trying to see how crowds reacted that the things. You meet other Djs, which is great too, because I goes expending your circle of DJ's and yeah, that's that. I love chiling overall you, for sure, and I get paid for it. Yeah, that's that's the best part. Yeah, and then I think you're in a unique position where you're from Canadas. I was watching some older interviews and you see it to mix it up with like some French music too, right. Yeah, I mean obviously, because I'm for Mount Jaw and even I know the look the culture...

...over you a little bit more than than somebody that's not from your obviously. So I think any DJ that's from any city has nos at than more of the culture from that city. So when I'm here, attentive makes of fish music with my sets that, if from like in New York. I won't do that because it's just won't work. But I think knowing the cultures a little bit more and knowing what works for them a little bit more, like specificats, like some sets the music tops a DJ create more revivee in front of a crowd. Yeah, for sure. Or and what do you think is the biggest difference between DJ and in like the US versus Canada? Difference that every city has its own culture. Yeah, but let's be honest, in terms of like social media and music, in terms of like spotify, Youtube, Dj playlist are online and didn't day. Everybody has the same kind of music, but it doesn't mean every city appreciates the same kind of music. Let's say a bunch as a big house music city. Also they love at their house music is some places, but they also love the hip hop.

You know, like in some places house music is more predominant than hip hop and did rather your house than hiphop. You go somewhere else in in some cities, maybe it's the case people want to hear more hiphop than they want to hear house music. So it's just depends really you have to be kind of aware like it, such as a DJ won't get getting poked out of and you for sure to promote or the DJ or the owner knows what kind of music you're playing, so they they expect that kind of music being played at their venue. But you have to also be kind of realize what the venue is all about and will plays are already and what Dj's are. Her local over there, sink, you kind of know what kind of music that they want to hear. Yeah, yeah, definitely, and I saw you work with Sugar Sammy, so what's that experience been like? And great that sign he's been it's been a community that's been blowing up in the COMMUNIAN market for the past five six years now, and he's been going for a long time and he's been traveling all around the world, but he just decided that focus more in Canada right now and since she's done that, he's been blowing like big time and he's also now focusing in France at the same time...

...and he's just blowing up over there as well. He's been doing a reality TV show over there. It's been going crazy for him. So I mean I've been told one of F sixtures now and just open up the shows and it's just been a great experience. Yeah, it's awesome. And you have any future projects or any goals for two thousand and nineteen? Keep blinding, going hustling. I mean I'm a DJ as by a different projects as well. I mean I'm a restaurant rap or restaurants for all y'all, never thevent company as well. I'm always trying to be like more of an entrepreneur as well, to try to grow, to try I have more businesses instead of just dj because I love taching, but, like I said in many times before, it's not something that's gonna last. So you always have to find some kind of avenue or done o you that things you it comes, so you don't have to be there all the time. Yeah, definitely. You said you own some restaurants. Yeah, Oh, kind of restaurants are there? So we have like three Mexican restaurants, to Japanese restaurants, costl bar want to bid restaurant to poky places. Yeah. So I'm associated with three...

...other guys and we're partners and they were in the places and I just had the sense to invest in a lot of these places and that's how it happened. Guess is a wide variety of food right there. Yeah, it's good to take a plate and you're ready for some fun questions. So I who were like a couple people that you really want to work with, like artists wise? I mean I've a Tamas to DJ with some of my idols, like Dj Jazzy Jaff did your Premiere Djam back in the day when so live. They artist wise like I think ours. Are you thinking terms of like seniors? Yeah, if I may, de good question, because I do like a lot of artists today. But is it was a thing back in the day, and if Michael Jackson had a DJ, I think that we're been my ultimate goal. Guys like stevie wonder. Let's say we still alive and if you still toy, imagine that it could be like something very interesting today. Obviously, I mean Jake is also big thing. I can that could be cool. Guys like it. It's hard to say because it's just there's so many artist out there and just keep on coming out and keep on...

...coming out, pron coming out. It's always like you artist, like every month or I think here I come out you like she lef to dose an my life simative. So all I Havn't even anybody specific anymore, but I think it would just like to collaborate with a lot of people. That's what I would do for sure. And what's on your personal playlist? Mean, I love oucle hip hop. I still loves going up, but I mean I'm still intiligious stuffs as well. So, like I just said recently, there's always new stuff coming out and it's crazy how there's so much new music coming out. So they could be from Kitchen Ada, can be from future, it could be from a day, could be from so much music that I just like and like I was. It's really like the groof shout that there's just so much. Like I'm always on itunes listening to new stuff coming out. I'm always on the DG city or the headliner music club or DJ like Internet playlist that you just here all the time, or even the house music. I love. People listen to your house stuff as well. It's just a combination of a lot of things that just love. Listen to your...

...house music, like the House music, and just new stuff in general. Yeah, definitely. I think it's crazy how sometimes songs come out and they blow up but then you check and they were released like maybe six months ago or a year ago, maybe even two years that's crazy. Look at Yuma tongue like and it'll only blew up me two thousand and eighteen. So just to say, it's a lot of songs. I just a kids to blow up. But again, it's just because of so much going on, so much going on out there. It's like so much music coming out you just don't know to put your head into. Yeah, definitely. And last one. What do you like to do in your free time? I like to I mean I'm a big dog activist, so hopping out dogs, trying to rescue dogs, trying to fund raise I need to help rescues, to out dogs. That's one of my big things. I love to practice, though. I like to practice on my check tables, like my trip typicalism. I was trying to perfect my craft because, and in the day, you're never good, you're always have to practice. If I could practice to make yourself even better and better and better. That's why I like to do and,...

...like I said, always love listens to do stuff. Going to work out, just taking care of myself is yeah, definitely. I appreciate you coming on. I can you tell the listeners where they can find you. On social media. My handles at Dj y Oct on the Instagram, on facebook, on twitter, wherever you guys want to go. It's a DJ while your Dj Yo White Old Sea. That's appreciate you coming up, num I. Thank you so much for having me.

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