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DJ Kemit on how to brand yourself, meeting Nelson Mandela and measuring success

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DJ Kemit celebrates 20 years in the industry with his latest CD, ‘Everlasting.’

What role does art have in the community? What role would you like to see art play in the community?
The role of art is to give individuals a platform to express their take on the world and the environment(s) they live in. Art can be expressed through painting, music and dance. Art has also played a large part in the community by bridging people of different cultures, ethnicities, races and sexual orientations.

What role does technology play in your day-to-day life? How do you utilize it?
Technology is a proficient tool that assists me in all aspect of my professional life. Communication, production, deejaying, mixing / studio engineering, keeping track of meeting and important dates. My mobile and laptop are also synched to my automobile. So it’s safe to say that each and every element of my professional life is attached to one or more forms of technology.

What software, app or other technological innovation has made the biggest difference in your life and/or career?
In 1997 I made the upgrade to a DAW software called Logic. I have used this platform since. It allows me to express all my musical ideas, and record vocals and instrumentation. I have the ability to make music in the field or in any studio.

Please define your personal brand.
The brand is DJ Kemit. My brand represents love, soul, and spirituality. As a DJ and producer I have proven over time I know how to producer and Dj music that keep people on the dance floor.

What is your favorite vacation destination and why?
St. Lucia. Nature is preserved well and the people are spiritual and very down to earth.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
I wouldn’t change the world one bit. However, the people in it seem to be a sleep. If not asleep, then they are numb to how their actions affect those around them and the planet itself. Those who live by the gun and are fueled by war and political corruption and division of the races should be put on their own special island and let them get all frustration out on one another.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would be less critical of my work and take more time to download and unwind.

What does it take to be iconic? In your estimation, who has achieved that status?
Iconic status belongs to individuals such as Herbie Hancock, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie. These are individuals that changes the landscape of music, through community involvement, race relations, global embassadors for their culture, music and humanity. These qualities rarely exist in artist today.

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