“If I was to point out one of my greatest challenges in the entertainment/music business it has to be the change in today’s music trends. The way I deal with it is a matter of being able to meet the resistance with my very own; the idea is to keep moving and keep being consistent.”
Check out the interview with DjWhizPk exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
DjWhizPk: The journey all began in the year 2012. I’ve battled, I’ve learned, I’ve created, and realized my destiny to develop a music business movement known today as E.L.U.P. (Empirical Leader Underground Productions).
I actually started songwriting with an old friend years ago when I was 9, but it wasn’t until I was in high school that I focused on beat making, deejaying, and mixing/mastering etc.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I open up sales venues to push out my DJ mixes/mixtape after finding out Kid Kapri used to do it too. I usually post all my latest exclusives I finalize all over social media like Twitter, Facebook, etc. I even use flyers/campaigns and create ads through my music movement business to send across to hotspot locations.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
If I was to point out one of my greatest challenges in the entertainment/music business it has to be the change in today’s music trends. The way I deal with it is a matter of being able to meet the resistance with my very own; the idea is to keep moving and keep being consistent.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene here will give you a sensation that is unique and different in most occasions as opposed to New York, Chicago, or Miami. That’s what I like about it because it can attract big name artists and will know that they haven’t hit this spot yet.
What I don’t like about it are folks who don’t show the “want” or “heart” for the craft. There just needs to be those who are out to put in the work.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Hip Hop still has life breathing into it and you have to know where to go in the industry to find the right artists. If artists want to see growth in music they have to dig deep in the crevices of music history and pick up where legends left behind. Growth can come out of what history left us with and the artists can learn this with just a little thinking outside the box.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Stay consistent. Don’t be hindered by negative feedback. Be you and live your life. If your passion is found through all the utmost hard work, heart and soul, by all means get up and go after it. For whatever wildest dreams your soul is burning passionately for don’t be afraid to pursue it. No matter how big.
What inspires you to write your next song?
The thought of doing it for my family and doing it for my dream. I begin to visualize how surreal the feeling is in the reactions of my families and loved ones acknowledgment when they see that they can be benefited from the endeavors.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
For me the steps I take to make a song begins with the aspect of the week and time and space of the universe. I’m very spiritual so I coordinate patience, time, energy, reason, and any other positive determination that’ll dedicate and formulate a structure as to which will create a good craft. As a reflection to how nature may fancy it.
What do you think makes a great song?
The love in which will breathe life into it. The heart and soul of which will grant it uniqueness and passion, as well as dedication to your work. Time and energy which often leads to patience because you got to take your time with whatever craft you’re putting time into to see to its best results; as if you’re molding clay.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?