HOT 107.9’s DJ Beestroh isn’t just a DJ, he is also a radio personality, producer, event host, voice-over talent, writer and actor. As a DJ at HOT 107.9 for six years he has become an invaluable team player and a force to reckon with in the music industry. He has interviewed and shared stages with everyone from Drake, Puffy and Chris Brown to The Game, 50 Cent and 2 Chainz. Check out rolling out’s interview with him and the advice he has for up-and-coming DJs. –joi pearson @JoiAPearson
What got you into deejaying? How long have you been doing it?
I love music; I’ve grown up around it all my life. I’ve been doing it for about 12 years now.
What are you currently working on?
Currently, I just co-produced my first single called “They Mad At Me” featuring Cash Out, produced by DJ Spinz. It’s doing well in the club scene in the ATL and I just shot the video last week. [I’m also] Also holding down Atlanta’s hottest nightspots from Prive’ to Mansion. Of course, Beestroh.com is doing well and I’m writing a monthly column in Frequency Magazine showcasing the music industries top producers in the game.
How do you build your brand?
I try to incorporate any and everything I do with my name at all times … shamelessly [laughs].
What do you love most about what you do?
I love the fact that I love what I do! A very rare blessing in life. I am very thankful and grateful.
How important is your self-image in what you do?
Very important, no matter where I am or what I’m doing, I have to be mindful someone is watching. I also know that a lot of people, young and older, look up to me in one way or another.
What’s most gratifying about what you do?
Being responsible for people enjoying themselves for the time they are around me.
What advice would you give to aspiring DJs?
Keep pushing the envelope, constantly challenge youself, and stay focused.
Fondest memory deejaying? Memorial Day weekend in Puerto Rico 2012
Favorite vacation spot? Mexico
Basketball or football? Basketball
Celeb crush? Keri Hilson
R&B or hip-hop? Both
Chicken or fish? Fish
How can people find you?
Twitter and Instagram: @Beestroh
Facebook: Beestroh Manteca