We had the good fortune of connecting with DJ Naturel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DJ Naturel, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
When I started my DJ career I felt the need to prove myself and take all of the gigs that were presented to me. However, I realized that I only need to take the gigs that I enjoy and the gigs that are aligned with my overall DJ goals and purpose.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m an open format DJ and I play what feels good to me. I enjoy sharing positive music and good vibes with the world. I currently hold a residency at the W Hotel Downtown Atlanta. I can also be heard on Beat Break Radio, 247mixing.com and Majic 107.5 Atlanta.
I’m most excited about traveling for DJ gigs, since traveling is another one of my passions. I’ve been booked nationally and internationally, which has allowed me to meet some amazing people along the way, many of which I now call my friends and extended family.
I believe you should envision the life and career that you want for yourself and watch it come into fruition. I’ve achieved every goal that I’ve set for myself because I did the work to prepare and I believed in myself.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
In Atlanta there are tons of fun places to hang out for every night of the week. If you’re looking for a great vibe and good food check out Empire Lounge in Snellville, Rocksteady or Red Martini In Buckhead.
If you’re looking for a nice date spot swing by the W Hotel downtown to listen to live music by Quinn and the Jukebox.
Ladies if you need a cute outfit please stop by and see DJ Bomshell At Alexis Suitcase in Buckhead to grab a few items. Also, be sure to check out The Parlor Den for ‘BlendedATL’ A monthly party created to celebrate Art, Food, Music and Culture.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are several people that have inspired me and assisted with my career along the way, just to name a few… Mike Dawson, DJ Jamad, DJ jazzy Jeff, DJ Bomshell, Sirnette Dickerson , DJ Tabone, DJ LV, DJ Salah Ananse & Jeff Mr. Moody Robinson
Other: Listen to my mixes on SoundCloud and Mix-cloud. just search for ‘djnaturel’ I can also be heard on beat break radio on the Jeff is Moody show daily from 3p-6pm.
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