Who Rules Dallas DJing? Meet Five of the Contenders

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DJ Fisher Pryce is competing in this weekend's Thre3style competition.
DJs are no longer the music geeks they used to be. Now, they are front and center and depended on, not just to speak the language of the party but to create the conversation itself.

This Friday, the Red Bull Thre3style Sub Regional Qualifying competition will kick things off in North Texas for their tournament style national DJ competition that will ultimately feature 130 DJs at 32 nation-wide events.

This will be just the beginning for one of five of Dallas' livest DJs as they take to the tables at It'll Do. Each competing artist will be judged on a 15-minute set in which they must play music from three varying genres. Additionally, they will be judged in the categories of Crowd Reaction, Technicality, Song Selection and Creativity.

We wanted to take a moment to check in with the competitors and give you a chance to get you out to the competition. In style, of course -- retweet this interview and you'll could get yourself a pair of VIP passes to the show.

The DJs

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Daniel Rodrigue

Contender #1: DJ Sober

Describe your DJ style.

As far as music goes, I am not limited to one style of music. Expect curveballs. Technique wise, clean blends are my specialty.

What was the last piece of music you purchased?

Charles Bradley's No Time For Dreaming LP.

Who are your favorite Dallas/Texas DJ's?

Tony Schwa, Dayta, Prince Klassen, Mel, Baby G, Texas Native - DJ Premier and Nature

What would people be most surprised to find in your record collection?

Maybe that in addition to my vinyl collection, I own about a thousand cassettes. All killer, no filler.

What do you listen to too pump yourself up before a competition?

I prefer a moment of silence to mentally prepare and clear my head.

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Contender #2: DJ A1

Describe your DJ style.

I play a lot of Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, Old School and House.

What was the last piece of music you purchased?

A few days ago, I picked up a few vinyl albums for $1 each at a thrift store in East Dallas. The Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk, Graham Central Station Now Do U Wanta Dance and Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread.

Who are your favorite Dallas/Texas DJs?

All my close DJ friends. They're all amazing and talented DJs.

What would people be most surprised to find in your record collection?

Kenny G - "Havana" (Todd Terry Freeze Dub Mix). Because it's Kenny G and that remix is banging, and the only reason I bought that 12 inch back in the late 90s.

What do you listen to too pump yourself up before a competition?

Music that calms me down.


Location Info

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It'll Do Club

4322 Elm St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music


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