Out Now Magazine Spotlight series featuring rising star DJ G-String for an interview
Where are you from?
Outside of Chicago
When did you start making music?
I started making music around age 20 years old
How do you describe your music?
It is lyrically driven and vocal house
Favorite moment from your career?
I think getting the privilege to DJ with some of the largest djs now back in the early 2000’s.
Who is your biggest musical inspiration?
Kaskade for music and Bad Boy Bill for djing.
What is your producing software?
I have a few that I use – Reason, Ableton, and Pro-tools. It depends on what I want to do with the track.
What other things do you do besides making music?
I am actually a IT/cybersecurity nerd – in various leadership roles in my career and do very well. So when I’m not making music or djing out, I am in my day job nerding out – ha.
What is your favorite track of all time?
My all-time favorite track is Always the original. My favorite track that is not mine is Stepping out by Kaskade.
What is your best-producing tip?
Do not try to fit a mold of something you are not. It is okay to make unique music. It all doesn’t have to sound the same.
Why did you start making music?
Ironically I was at a stage in my DJ career that I wanted to make music and I asked a gospel singer I worked with at the time to sing on a album that I released in early 2000s that was bad lol. But I wrote the music and lyrics and sang on the track as a guide for her. She heard it and said girl why aren’t you singing this? You have a great voice; since then I sing on all my tracks unless I have a collab and even then all of my tracks still have my vocals as I share a part in each of my tracks vocally.
What are your goals for the future?
I came back to this world after taking a 7 year break. I came back in October 2019 and Covid snuck up on me. I really just want to get my music out there, play more shows, and really grow my fanbase. I have a good day career so it is challenging for me to just stop it all and focus on music/djing as primary. Plus honestly I like both of my lives – IT/Cyber nerd by day and DJ at night or sometimes until 4am depending on gigs, haha.
What advice can you give for young music producers/DJs?
Just be you. Learn the techniques, if you can’t mi x and master your music get a professional. If you are serious treat it as a business but always have fun. Make them money moves.
Please write a message to your fans.
I appreciate all my fans hanging out even when I left the scene for awhile to be in my band called digging4julie. I am very grateful to continue to grow my fanbase each release and all the nice feedback I get. It means a lot to me that I have your support.
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