We had the good fortune of connecting with Kel TheDJ and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kel, why did you pursue a creative career?
I’ve always been very artistic. I started playing the piano by ear when I was 2 years old. I come from a musical family. I would creative my own mixes as a kid and record myself singing. It was a natural progression from singing and playing instruments into becoming a DJ. I like putting together music like a puzzle.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I believe that having emotional intelligence plays a role in my success. It sets me apart from other. I have the ability to read a room and take music in another direction. It can be risky but it always works. I am most proud of how quickly things worked out in my DJ career. I decided to see what happens. I made a plan but it turned out to be way more than I expected. I was able to DJ in places I dreamed of. It was not easy because at first I wasn’t taken seriously. I branded myself and was consistent. I want the world to know that my dedication to my craft happens daily. I’m always networking and creating relationships that allow me to be successful and I’ve made friends along the way.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to my gig. I love showing my friends a good time. For a week long trip I would take them to the beach. We could eat at restaurants that are highly recommended or a hole in the wall. My favorite place to be is in Playa Del Carmen, MX. Outside of being in Atlanta. I like Rockas Jamaican Kitchen there so I definitely would take them there. I would take them to visit the cenotes and the parks. We could also slip in a day trip to Tulum. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to BlackInTulum and also to my mentor DJ Batman. He helped me transition from a bedroom DJ to an international DJ. He is an incredible DJ based in Atlanta.
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