GET SOME™ FEATURED ARTIST DJ SWIRLONE
Hello Hello Hello again and we are back and as proud as ever to present to you a wonderful person and artist known as DJ SwirlOne!!! His passion and his energy shines through his DJ sets and gets the party going. He sweats it, he exudes its, he lives it, he IS IT, He… is… GET SOME™. This man is in all his glory when he’s working. With a very recent major show in Las Vegas under his belt and more major shows on the way it is very safe to assume that Swirl One is well on his way to becoming a staple in his chosen passion!!! So read on to to go deeper into the GET SOME ™ in DJ Swirl One
Who is DJ Swirl One?
Swirl One is a positive figure… It’s funny because I speak in third person alot when asked this, its the idea if taking two or more sources of music and turning them to one unique sound. I turn out high energy music made to make people enjoy themselves… I enjoy nothing more than watching a crowd move in sync it’s like waves in an ocean absolutely beautiful!
My parents hated my music selections when I was younger, I went to the music store to buy a cassette HAHA (dating myself) and the first ever artist I bought was Run DMC tougher than leather, took that home and was cleaning my room listening to it and my mom and dad heard one lyric and went crazy made me take it back, I fell in love with the music from that point on… I started asking for turntables every year for christmas and never got them I think I was 10….at age 18 when I made my own money I bought a cheap set up and after that it was over I was hooked on DJ’ng and I was the only one I knew that was doing anything like this
Who are your artistic inspirations?
Jam Master Jay was the first DJ I heard he got me interested, But hearing Cut Creator on LL Cool J Bad album really made me want to be a DJ. Now I am inspired by DJ Qbert, Mixmaster Mike, DJ Shadow, DJ Craze, DJ AM, and Cut Chemist. These guys are some innovative artists they do things with turntables I swear the aliens must have taught them, Incredible DJ’s. I was fortunate to watch Mixmaster Mike live that was a lesson I will never forget it.
When you first let it be known that you were dedicating who you are to DJ’ing, did you get any opposition from friends and family?
OH YEA!!! HAHA my Mom still to this day looks at me and shakes her head when I talk about my shows or a club I rocked or a party I DJ’d! My parents have always been more of the get a real job type of people but too many people arent happy with their real job, I choose to live by my rules. Lately my Dad is getting more supportive I think it’s because he is hearing third party about me from his friends who have seen and heard me for the first time since I became a DJ he said he was proud of me just the other day because he heard from a friend that my DJ gigs are starting to take off. that was great My friends have always been there for me I have always had a great network of positive people around me and it has helped me tremendously.
Was there a time where you ever wanted to quit, if so tell us about it.
Yea I have felt like quitting… sometimes the pressure to always be out and about and up late and in the scene can get to you. There has been times where I just couldn’t get anyone to book me that makes you discouraged and ESPECIALLY when I have been in relationships, it’s hard to juggle regular life when you are promoting yourself out late meeting new contacts and working late night shows til 3am all the time. Trust is a big key for a DJ’s significant other or it won’t work. These days I’m single so nothing stops me from doing a show or making an opportunity reality. Anymore I want to be busy as much as possible I will sleep when I am dead. I can’t stop won’t stop that’s my thing these days ….How far can I go?
What advice would you give to someone in the same situation?
All i can say to peeps who feel like stopping is this… The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bulls&^t story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. I have accomplished so much by just stopping telling myself that I couldn’t be that guy. There is no difference in equipment i use compared to the other guy, the only difference was he wasn’t scared to put himself out there, and thats what I am doing throwing myself to the wolves and it’s working
Would you be able to continue even if you had no support?
HAHAHA! I have had no support until lately LOL!! I have been a self promoting DJ my whole life. I have been trucking on my own steam with my own resources and my own voice. It hasn’t been easy tons of work just getting anyone to listen to me. I have now a team of very talented and important people who have been a HUGE gain in support. They have been at all my shows and even went with me to realize my goal to DJ in Vegas. I am blessed with a great team and I know things are just gonna get bigger and better.
What has been one of your greatest memories so far since becoming a DJ?
Gosh thats a tough question… I have had so many great memories and shows now it’s hard to sort thru them. I think hearing the chant SWIRL OOONE! SWIRL OOONE! at the lunchpad the first time I played there was pretty humbling. I still get chills thinking about it. Also i think the New year’s Event was also top memorable performance when the countdown happened and I dropped the midnight mix I look up and not one person is standing still everyone is dancin and smilin and fist pumpin, Not even one person was standing still! HAHAHA it was amazing. Ask me again next week I’m sure I’ll have a different answer…..I love what I do.
Here on the Vizion Nine Enterprise we promote the GET SOME movement. GET SOME means to fight passed the struggle to achieve your dreams. With that being said, what does GET SOME mean to you?
It means GO HARD! it means no one is gonna do this for you. I realized along time ago that you cant get out of the bedroom if you don’t get out of bed. I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got. I booked the Vegas gig by myself because they weren’t going to come to me, they dont know me, never heard of me, without me hearing no 75 times I wouldn’t have gotten the one yes. That’s all it’s about air and opportunity suck it up. I am operating under Shameless self promotions at this time, basically it means I am running the show myself I don’t care what everyone else is doing I am on a Solo project I promote me because nobody else is gonna hand me anything, I want it I earn it. I go get it myself. I GET SOME. Daily… big things coming.
#GET SOME™… He truly understands and loves his art. His confidence and ability to move people like waves in the ocean is definitely worth go to a show he is hosting or featured in. This man gets the practice in where ever he can, DJ’ing for friends and loved ones in his own home. And he does it just as though it was a major venue. Even though his parents never gave in and got him the turntables he wanted for Christmas he didn’t let go of what was in his heart and just worked to get them on his own! I am truly and deeply inspired by his words and work. He rightfully deserves the GET SOME™ stamp of excellence.! DJ Swirl One we will always support you here on the Vizion Nine Enterprise!!!
Article by: Ronica Brooks