Meet Our New Members

Bella Fiasco:

How long have you been DJing?

Going on 5 years this August.

What inspired you to become a DJ?

I come from a musically inclined family, everyone plays an instrument. There’s never been a day without music in our home and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My dad introduced me to the art of DJ’ing and it was love at first sight, would definitely call it fate that led me to finding a medium I can express my love and knowledge in music through.

Who is your favorite DJ?

A-Trak is the easy call. I’ve been a fan of his even way before I was introduced to DJ’ing. The classic master turntablist who never stopped growing and progressing along with the changing currents of DJ’ing through the years, now also a record producer and owns his own music label on top of rocking parties from one end of the world to the other. I mean, has this guy taken a rest since the 90s? He’s unstoppable… The ultimate inspiration.

What is your favorite genre to DJ?

I absolutely enjoy spinning all kinds of music, but no other genre gives me more enjoyment to play than classics – whether it be hiphop, r&b, soul, funk, rock, 80s, the list goes on. I love playing songs with history and feeling, songs that bring people back to the same time and place, songs everyone else can relate to, songs that will unite an entire room of different people with the same appreciation for good ol’ music.

What are your hidden talents? 

My first found love and talent was drawing and painting, I still hit the canvas every now and then. Also, I can twerk with a bottle on top of my head, that’s considered talent nowadays right? (smirks)

What is the best piece of advice you can give to an aspiring DJ?

If you want to become a successful DJ, do it with genuine passion and respect for the craft. Everyone else can make it nowadays but what will set you part from the rest is the right combination of charisma, hard work, drive, and talent most of all – that is the recipe. Earn the credibility and respect you deserve, the right way.

What is a camp must have? 

Forget cellphones, all you’ll need are headphones at Camp Spinoff!

What are you looking forward to the most for your first year at camp? 

I’m so excited to meet young aspiring DJs who are ready to take on the world. It will be a great experience teaching them what I know and learning from them in return. The agenda is to inspire one another.

Where can we find you on social media/soundcloud?

IG / Twitter @DJBellaFiasco

Facebook.com/BellaFiasco

Mixcrate.com/DJBellaFiasco | Soundcloud.com/DJBellaFiasco

Machine Drum @ Noise Pop, NWBLK, San Francisco, 3.2.14

Yo Yolie:

How long have you been DJing?

I learned about the culture when I was 12.
Bought my first turntables when I was 18.
Interned for a radio station (WiLD 94.9fm) at 18.
Started DJing in clubs at 21.
Now i’m 23, DJing across the country. I DJ for WiLD 94.9 (SF) iHeartRadio. I hold residencies in San Francisco & Las Vegas.

What inspired you to become a DJ?
My brother did because when I was 12 he was DJing with his friends. I was also listening to a ton of radio DJ mix shows because I was under age. In high school, I use to watch a BUNCH of DJ AM videos which just really inspired me to think out of the box and to really be the DJ that I want to be with my creativity. It really inspired me to become who I am today.
 

Who is your favorite DJ?

DJ AM

What is your favorite genre to DJ?
Bmore/Jersey Club
Old School Hip-Hop
80’s New Wave
Alternative Rock
08’/09′ Electro
90’s House
…Everything!

What are your hidden talents? 

I am a master of eating a ton of food.

What is the best piece of advice you can give to an aspiring DJ?
Music is beautiful and your creativity with it makes it so much better!
Hold on to that feeling that you have on how DJing makes you feel. And never, ever, ever loose it.
What is a camp must have? 
Sage, if you are starting campfire it is an essential to keep the bugs away.
Refillable Water Bottle / Canteen, ya gotta keep hydrated in the outdoors. Thankfully Camp Spin Off will be providing a Mizu water bottle during check in so we will be good to go! #GoGreenUseACanteen
What are you looking forward to the most for your first year at camp? 
Meeting and getting inspired by all the future headlining DJ’s. 🙂
I am so ready for the silent disco, bring on the headphones!
 
Where can we find you on social media/soundcloud? 

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DJ IVY

How long have you been DJing?
11 years

What inspired you to become a DJ?
Not only have I always had an obsession with music but I used to go to raves when I was 15 through 20 and I always was fascinated by turntables and my DJ friends. I would sit and watch for hours but was always scared to try so one day when I lived in NY my DJ friend talked me into opening for him at a bar in Brooklyn. I finally put my hands on some records and the rest was history!

Who is your favorite DJ?

A-trak ever since I saw his DMC battle at the Rock & Roll Hall of fame when he was 15 and he’s still my favorite.

What is your favorite genre to DJ?
I love so many genres so it depends on my mood but hip-hop has my heart.

What are your hidden talents? 

I have an entire other career as a fashion designer, stylist, graphic designer and product developer. Basically all things fashion. Oh and I write and dance too.

What is the best piece of advice you can give to an aspiring DJ?
If you have a burning desire for music and want to share it with the world, just follow your heart and others will listen. Do what you are good at and it should come naturally. Also, if someone tells you no let let it drive you to work even harder to achieve your goals.
What is a camp must have?
A toothbrush!
What are you looking forward to the most for your first year at camp?
Getting to hang out with some of my Dj friends that I haven’t seen in a while and sharing a different atmosphere for once with them. Also getting to know all my girls and making some new friends! I hope I can be a mentor to some of them and perhaps impact their life in a positive way.
Where can we find you on social media/soundcloud?
@djivy
FB : /djivyla

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DJ Kontrol

How long have you been DJing?

Since 1998

What inspired you to become a DJ?

When I was in college, my fraternity had the biggest parties on campus but they were playing music through a boombox in the corner of the room. After seeing this I told them that I would take care of the music, so I took over that job which was the start of my DJ career

Who is your favorite DJ?

DJ A-Trak

What is your favorite genre to DJ?

High energy Dance/ Club music

What are your hidden talents?

I like to Remix songs so that when I spin I play mostly my own versions of popular tracks

What is the best piece of advice you can give to an aspiring DJ?

You need to absolutely LOVE music. This is where the passion for the job comes from and you can feel this every time you see a great DJ

What is a camp must have?

bug spray

What are you looking forward to the most for your first year at camp?

Teaching the next generation of music lovers

Where can we find you on social media/soundcloud?

Soundcloud: Soundcloud.com/djkontrol

Twitter: twitter.com/djkontrol

Instagram: instagram/djkontrol

Facebook: facebook.com/theremixjunkie

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