The story of HiFi DJ

In my own words . . .

How did you get into DJ'ing?

March 20, 2020

You could trace my DJ career back to the year 2000. I was the mixtape CD connection at my middle and high school.

I always had a great love for music and stereo equipment. Like any teenager I was obsessed with popular music. We're talking about the days of Napster and Limewire. The mixtapes launched everything for me.

My generous parents gave me access to a really decent computer. And it had a CD burner! I must have burned 2000+ CD's in my lifetime. Since day one I have treated my mp3 acquisitions like a collection. And customer requests list became the map for that collection.

I maybe should have been spending more time on my school work. Every night I was filling orders. People would give me a note in class with 15 tracks and 3 alternates. And within 2 days they got their very own custom mix CD.

Suddenly it seemed like I had all the popular music, and all the kids coming me for fresh CDs. And then, sometime in 10th grade, it happened. A really sweet cheerleader named Amy asked me to bring my stereo and be the DJ at her birthday. And the rest, they say, is history . . .