DJ Audissey is originally from Hawaii (Hana, Maui & Makakilo, Oahu) and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nev. While he primarily DJs at nightclubs and festivals, he has DJ’d at every kind of private event you can imagine. DJ Audissey is also a reggae singer/musician and goes by the stage name “Joseph Soul.”
1. How and when did you get started as a DJ?
I became interested in DJing when I was in fifth grade. I went to my best friend’s house to work on a science project and heard a stream of endless music coming from his brother’s room. Long story short, his brother taught us both how to DJ and I began working with the family business. Today, I mainly do nightclubs and festivals. I specialize in MUSIC — period. Music is more than just a job to me. Growing up, I told myself to never stick to or hate one specific type of music. I continue to live by that today in all the clubs and festivals I perform at.
2. Is this a full-time job or something you do on the side?
This is more than a full-time job, it is my career and more importantly my life. It has always been my destiny to work in the music industry because I come from a rich lineage of music professionals.
3. What fixtures are included in your setup? What are you looking to add?
I don’t normally work in the mobile DJ circuit but I really have a thing for moving heads and the Intimidator™ Spot LED series really impresses me.
4. What is your favorite fixture and why?
I’d have to go with the above mentioned Intimidator™ Spot LED 350. I might be doing a small club install in the near future and will probably go with a few of these.
5. Best advice you can give someone just getting started in the DJ industry?
Stay in school and go to college! You can make a career out of DJ’ing but it is very tough. I would suggest getting a degree in business because that is the hardest thing for me to manage. The talent and the “fun” come easy and naturally, but making sure your books are kept (and out of the red) is crucial.
6. What are your top three most requested songs?
Nowadays I get more “artist” requests. In other words, people come up to me shouting a specific artist as opposed to a song. The top three, in no particular order, are Pitbull, Rihanna, & Flo-Rida.