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Jazmine Lofton aka DJ 4.0 is Dallas’ mobile DJ on the go

Photo Credit Courtesy: Jontrice Murray

Real Name: Jazmine Lofton

Instagram: @dj4.o

Twitter: @DJFourPointOhh

Facebook: DJ FourPointOhh x DJ 4.0

Venue(s): The Nines Bar and 4.0 on the Go Mobile DJ Truck

City/State: Dallas

Jazmine “DJ 4.0” Lofton is a Dallas resident on the go. She is known on the music scene for her green hair, cat ear headphones and high energy sets. She began her career by deejaying at Prairie View A&M University in 2011 and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

Rolling out was blessed with the opportunity to speak with the beautiful, green-haired DJ on her way to her residency venue, The Nines Bar.

How did you come up with your DJ name?
I usually tell people my name came from my GPA. Honestly, my name came from a person who named me when I was a football trainer at Prairie View. I used to come to train looking any kind of way. He would always call me out about it. I came dressed up one day and he said, “Look at you looking like a 4.0.” The name just stuck.

When did you start deejaying?
2011

What new music are you playing now?
“Speed It Up” by Gunna

“Russian Cream” by Key Glock

“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X

What is your process for selecting music to play for a crowd?
I always test the crowd first. I’m an open-format DJ, which means I play a little bit of everything. I play whatever shakes the crowd up.

What are three classic Texas culture songs you would play for someone who has never heard Texas music?
“Southside” by Lil Keke

“That’s On Me” by Yella Beezy

“Big Ole Freak” by Megan Thee Stallion

Who are three artists you feel changed the culture of the music industry?
UGK

Kendrick Lamar

Missy Elliot

Who are three DJs you admire?
DJ Mr Rogers

DJ Vashtie

Marshmello

What are two albums you listen to when you are not working?
“Hybrid Theory” by Linkin Park

“The Life of Pablo” by Kanye West

What makes being a DJ at your venue special to you?
I can play any songs that I like. I can be the open formatted DJ that I enjoy being. My 4.0 on The Go mobile truck is up and running. I made it all by myself. This means I get to turn up for my community on the go now.

What is the best place in Dallas to go eat at 2:00 AM?
Fuel City. The best thing is their tacos. The lines are long at 2 AM, but it is worth it.

What three skillsets are crucial for a new DJ to have?
You’ve got to be able to read the crowd and have a diverse set of music. You also must have thick skin. Don’t give up. This field is hard, and you are going to get rejected.

What advice would you give to someone looking to become a DJ?
Practice, practice, practice and take your time. If this is the field for you, it’ll happen on God’s timing.