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BlackMen Digital Interview: DJ Holiday, Always In Season


Friday 31st, October 2014

DJ Holiday
Always In Season

By: Martin A. Berrios

 

Most people associate holidays with enjoying themselves. That’s what DJ Holiday specializes in. He has taken the Atlanta mixtape scene to new heights with collaborative releases with Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame and others. But that’s not enough for the Zone 6 native. DJ Holiday talks to Black Men magazine to discuss his start in the game, how his father continues to inspire him and why the hustle never stops.


BM: Where are you originally from and how did you get into DJing?
DJH: I’m originally from Frankfurt, Germany. I was an army brat of course so I moved around a lot with my mom then we came to Atlanta, Georgia east side Zone 6. When I was young I was into sports so I got a full football scholarship at Fort Valley State University. There, I also took mass communications, did radio and fell in love with it. So, I took my first big refund check and bought some turntables and a mixer and the rest is history.

 

BM: How do you feel about the rising number of people DJing in this digital age we live in? 
DJH: I think it is kind of easy opposed to when I was coming up with the crates and turntables. With Serato you can just upload all your music, pack your stuff and just show up somewhere. That’s why you have celebrities like Shaq, Paris Hilton or whoever doing it. But, I really appreciate the people who try to learn the art, the music, the crowd control and who are overall performers with it.

 

BM: What makes a DJ Holiday hosted event so live?
DJH: When I get booked I’m getting top dollar to be there, so I’m going to try my hardest that you never forget it. At the end of the day I am the master of ceremony. 

 

BM: Tell us about your favorite party moment.
DJH: I’ve rocked every place from 3,000 people to 300 people. I’ve done parties for 5,000 dollars to 10,000 dollars, but the most memorable party I’ve done has a real special meaning to me. My father passed and I was scheduled to do a party that night and I did not want to do it. I was feeling bad and was messed up in the head, but I actually got ready and went to the party. It was over 800 people there and I rocked it. For one moment I saw my pops standing there and he chucked me the deuces, so I knew everything was going to be all right. Ever since then, my career took off and my wildest dreams came true.

 

BM: What’s next for DJ Holiday?
DJH: Right now we just working the Cash Out featuring Migos record “Trap House,” we are about to shoot the video for it. I also got a big record with Meek Mill, Future and T.I. called “Flexing” coming out very soon. Right now, the brand is strong and I love doing mixtapes; that’s my first passion. I love feeding the streets and working with young guys like Young Dolph and everyone else who keeps the motor running in this city. The Commission DJs is also a priority to me because I feel we were the best crew of DJs throughout the country. Also, I still have the six p.m. to ten p.m. on Streetz 94.5 Monday through Friday where I can break records for the A, which is special to me.

 

BM: All in a day’s work, huh?
DJH: I’m just a kid from Zone 6, I feel like I’m not supposed to be here, but God blessed me and put me in a great position. My work ethic says it all. When those other guys are sleeping, I’m working and when they are up working, I’m working harder.