We had the good fortune of connecting with DJ Waffles and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DJ, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
The biggest thing that people don’t know about the music industry is the amount of time and passion it takes to make a successful and well-produced track. Stereotypically, people think you can cook up a simple beat in 10 minutes and call it a track, but in reality, it can take up to weeks, months, and even years.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My diverse sound is what sets me apart from others. I’m most proud of the amount of success I’ve made throughout my career. Success doesn’t come naturally, and it takes dedication, time, and persistence to ultimately achieve it. It’s not easy to pave a path in the music industry. For instance, it has taken me 2 years to make such good music as well as getting signed to record labels. In the end, you’ve just got to work hard and be dedicated if you want to overcome challeges. I want the world to know that age is only a number and is something that doesn’t necessarily have to define you.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I’d say some of my favorite spots in Atlanta include Ponce City Market, Revolution Doughnuts, and Old Atlanta Prison Farm. The vibe at Ponce City Market is amazing and Old Atlanta Prison Farm is definitely one of my favorite spots for photoshoots.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shoutout my mentor because he’s the one that has shaped me into who I am from the very beginning. I was lucky enough to discover him right at the beginning of my career and he was the one that taught me about the fundamental business concepts and DJ techniques. He helped me gain confidence in who I was as an artist which grew me both physically and mentally.
Other: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0gTSg7t0kA2d7pUV9shk5F?si=VlaWyncsS02JNpLvVTv5IQ