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Published on August 14th, 2015 | by Dr. Jerry Doby

TommY BoY presents: Mixtape Friday: Episode 067 – Mixed by DJ Tha-Ro

DJ Tha-ro

What is the significance of your name and how did you get it?

My DJ name is a mixture of my first name and my last name. I got the name from an older friend of mine, YEARS ago. I won’t say how long ago tho lol

Describe your style? 

I’d say it my style is on the atmosphere I’m in. I pretty much adapt to my surroundings and vibe off of that.

What was the first record you started scratching and mixing on the turntables?

Michael Jackson’s Dirty Diana haha

You are a pretty diverse DJ, describe the music scene in your neck of the woods?

Well…It’s Hollywood lol You got the hip hop scene, the EDM scene, and the deep house scene. You’ll find whatever you’re looking for around these parts lol

Who and what are your influences?

My influences would have to be anybody who grinds their ass off to get what they want out of life. UGK from my hometown Port Arthur, Tx has a huge influence on me. The fact that they left home and became so well established, considering where we came from, is a sign that you can do anything you set your mind to. It’s so many artists and businessmen/women who have influenced me since I moved to LA to grab life by the balls and make shit happen! I’m also influenced by producers like 40 Shebib, Harry Fraud, Joei Jo, Kanye, Greg Monsta Mendoza and a few others…

What artists are you listening to right now?

Ummm…I’ve been listening to a lot of up and coming artist and producers lately. JMSN is dope, the producer Sango is pretty dope as well. Chee-Ali, B-Lean, Gramps, and Benzo…all from Texas are pretty fire right now as well.

Who would you like to work with in the future?

Oh wow, that’s a pretty long list lol…I’ll say DJ Whookid, Steve Aoki, or Calvin Harris for starters, just because they tours the fuckin world! That’s always been a dream of mine, to live on the road for a while. Touring, meeting the people and just experience different walks of life. A turn up here and there couldn’t hurt tho lmao!

What would be the steps you would take as a DJ to break an artist in your area?

I’d make sure his social media is up to par, that’s crucial these days. Also, help him/her work on a solid following and keep them supplied with new material.

Do you prefer radio or live Dj’n?

Live Dj’n…Although I wouldn’t turn down a radio gig.

Is there anything you would like our readers to know?

Yea….Look out for Sounds Good Records!

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