Describe DJ New Era in three words
God Fearing Man
How did you get into the entertainment industry of becoming a DJ? Did it come natural to you?
I started off as the bootleg Cd guy in high school. When i went to college it was brought to someone’s attention I was the guy who had all the music and the rest feel into place!
What is usually playing on your playlist currently?
On my playlist i usually keep 3 Dj Drama mixtapes and J Cole is a must!
Since you are in the entertainment industry with up and coming artists; new and old, what are some of your favorite songs and artists right now?
My favorite new artist and song would have to be Jaden Smith – Icon. I am also feeling Juice Wrld.
I’m curious on how you came up with the name “New Era” Inquiring minds want to know. Lol
My name came about from wearing hats. I own over 300 Fitted Caps. Every time i Dj i would always have on a different Fitted Cap, so a buddy of mine said my name should be Dj New Era. I had the name Dj Fitted Cap, which someone said was very corny. LOL I changed it up to Dj New Era because of the New Era hats.
When and where was your first gig as a DJ?
My first gig took place in Huntsville, AL. A homie of mine from college had a house party. It was a trainwreck as far as me Djin goes lol.
What type of events do you DJ at?
I Dj Clubs, College events, Private events hell any kid of event that will help me grow as a Dj
Now for mixing and scratching, do you prefer to mix the old school with the new school for flava or the new school with the new school and the old with the old?
I prefer to mix the old school with the new school because the old school is what paved the way for the new school. As a Dj its my job to create a story for you while on the dance floor. You never know to a certain the age of the crowd until you drop records.
Who are some of your favorite influencers?
Dj Jazzy Jeff, Dj Drama & Funk Master Flex
What keeps you motivated and inspired to continue your love for what you are doing?
My family, most definitely.
If you had to battle at a competition for Djing, who would you want to go up against and why?
I would want to go up against Funk Master Flex. His style is similar to mine. The way he brings records in and his voice is what makes him stand out as Dj. Plus I believe my Serato Crates can compete with his.
Does beats and rhythm come to you naturally or did you have to study sounds when mixing?
It comes to me naturally. Once you get a fill of the crowd an what tempo they moving to, It because easier to create your set for the night
How can readers connect with you?
IG @TheDjNewEra Facebook @TheDjNewEra