We had the good fortune of connecting with Taviea Quinland and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Taviea, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor to me DJ’n Caribbean music or any type of music is to make sure the people and myself is having fun when I play.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart from everyone is my creative thinking. I would put music that’s unusual together when I dj and I would try them at parties and events to see peoples reactions. I got where I am through determination, there was many difficult moments, and I just kept practicing, be patient and have fun with my process.
Some lessons I learned is how to cater certain crowds and people through their vibes. I learned that although people may not be moving they are still enjoying the music.
I want the world to know that DJ TEQ is here to make you forget about that hard day and to enjoy the present and have fun with the music you’re listening to.

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.
So I’d take my friend out to Battle & Brew, it’s nice little gaming and restaurant/bar joint in Sandy Springs. It has every game know to man and who don’t like games?

Puttshack is nice cool place that brings the cartoon of mini golf to life. It’s not your regular mini golf spot, there’s points and ways to earn extra points. The golf balls are programmed to keep up with it too so you never forget.

I also go to some Caribbean lounges like Bliss Lounge or do Caribbean events that come to ATL every once in a while.

There’s this spot that I recently discovered with some friends, it’s a VR Bar called Revery. There was a Party that played every type of music, talking about Pop music to ole Skool, to modern day hip hop, African, Caribbean, to artists like Playboi Cart, Yeat, Frank Ocean. The experience I had there was mad fun. I’d be going there again.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have a lot of people I’d like to thank for the contribution to the DJ I am now. I do wanna Shoutout to my friend Nazir Louis, he’s the one that threw DJ’n in my face one day cause he didn’t want to DJ an event for our Caribbean Student Association in college and I’ve stuck with it since then. Note I didn’t know anything about DJ’n so it was crazy to even do it in front of people.

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