We had the good fortune of connecting with DJ Ms. Eclectic and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DJ, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking equates to faith for me. Being an entrepreneur is all about stepping out on faith. Owning a faith based company that specializes in Radio, DJing and music technology; faith takes first priority. When I initially took a leap of faith, although my friends and family supported me undeniably, a lot of them believed in my talent but did not understand.
Initially it was moving to the DC Metro area from TX. with my corporate job. Although the move was for “corporate work”, I kept my eye on the entrepreneur prize. I knew the largest African American owned broadcaster was head quartered in the DC Metro area and it would be a great place for experience and to connect with this phenomenal company. I was blessed to accomplish DJ performances and built great relationships within the company.
My real test of faith came when I decided to quit my corporate job, work on my company full time and move to the Atlanta Metro Area. Talk about uncomfortable!
But I believe in the saying , To get something that you never had you have to do something that you’ve never done. There is nothing like pursuing your talents and fulfilling your purpose to make an impact.
I knew I officially made the right choice, when the exact day I moved to Atlanta, I got a call to DJ one of the biggest Christian Hip Hop concerts in LA. It was like confirmation from God and from there doors have continued to open.
I’m constantly challenging my self to take more risks, to become comfortable being uncomfortable. Some are calculated and others are “what’s the worst that could happen”. At the end of the day, risk taking is the best thing I could’ve done for myself and my career. Faith also pleases God, as a faith based company that will always be my first goal, to remain in God’s will. The Bible says “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.
I’m still in the beginning phases of my business but I’m thankful for the success and growth that I continue to see. I’ve been blessed to be affiliated with numerous radio stations and host my weekly radio show “The Mixtape w/ DJ Ms. Eclectic” which currently airs on Thinking Out Loud Network and New Praise Radio.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m an Urban Christian Creative, in this art, I do not follow any one system, but instead, selects and use what are considered the best elements of all systems standing in the true definition of my name “Eclectic”.
Establishing my lane in the Urban Gospel Industry, I enjoy infusing old school and new music and thrive on creating an exhilarating experience whether On Air, DJing or Emceeing!
I’m proud to be one the few female DJs in this sector of the industry that’s also an on-air personality, representing for the ladies! It’s also an honor to be slated for the biggest CHH and Gospel Concert of its kind, God’s House of Hip Hop Summer Fest this summer as the only female DJ announced to hit the stage.
The road has taken me to where I am today and will hopefully lead me to where I am going, lead by faith, what we initially spoke about, risk taking. It has definitely not been easy but it’s been worth it. I have overcome challenges by continuing to to keep moving. I don’t stop. Although every day is not flowers and sunshine, I keep going, although I get discouraged, I keep going, although I still have goals to reach, I keep going because how will I reach them if I stop. The ultimate standpoint that motivates me is knowing that what I am doing is bigger than me. It’s God’s plan. I hope to inspire a generation and inspire young girls so my gift goes beyond what my eyes can see.
Whatever gifts God has given you, do them to the best of your ability. I’ve been blessed to take my creativeness, professionalism, ambition and experience and incorporate it into my Faith Based company, Eclectic Music Enterprise, where we offer Radio, DJing and music technology services to help you achieve your desired results through engagement and music knowledge. Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well I moved here a year and a half ago, meaning more than half of my year was during Covid and shut downs (Although I’m not sure if the city ever really shut down), so I haven’t had a chance to experience Atlanta the way I would love to just yet.
But from what I’ve experienced thus far, a few places I would venture to would be:
Breakfast/Brunch : Nana’s Chicken and Waffles, Atlanta Breakfast Club, 5Church
Daytime: Trap Museum, Aquarium (Don’t judge me, you have to show them the staples 🙂 )
Evening: City Winery (A good concert) , Midtown (Great people and great food)
Special Occasion : House In the Park, Black Music Honors Award Show
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
G-Wade, Wade Works Studios, Thinking Out Loud Network – Thank you for all of your support and being such a good friend! Wade Works Studio is an amazing studio and work space!
Jerry Silvers, Voice One Media – Thank you for your mentorship, knowledge and opportunities!
Tim Day, Lyrical Coffee House (Inside Vibes) – Thank you for all of your support and opportunities!
Have to also think my Mom and all of my friends. They never know what I’m doing :), but they always a have my back!
Mayes Media & Consulting Noviah Denise