Archive for July, 2008

Dynamic Producer Featured Panelist: The Untouchable DJ Drastic

July 30, 2008

The Untouchable DJ Drastic joins the 5:30PM “Independent’s Day for Producers” panel at the 7th Annual Dynamic Producer Conference.

July 30th, 2008 – August 1st, 2008
The Radisson Martinique (49 West 32nd Street NY, NY)

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Single Day Pass: $135.00 (Per Day)
Basic Registration: $300.00

Wednesday July 30th, 2008 (Itinerary)
8:00AM – Registration/Check In
10:00AM – Dynamic Producer Alumni Panel
11:45AM – Lunch
1:00PM – Stacks: Publishing Panel
2:30PM – Get Right: Legal Panel
4:00PM – Management Panel
5:30PM – Independent’s Day for Producers Panel
(Panel includes The Untouchable DJ Drastic)

For additional itineraries go to http://www.DynamicProducer.com

INTERVIEW: “4 Minutes” w/ New York’s Untouchable DJ Drastic

July 27, 2008

INTERVIEW: “4 Minutes” w/ New York’s Untouchable DJ Drastic

The Untouchable DJ Drastic will be appearing live at The Plumm in New York City courtesy of Liv Live Entertainment on 08.02.08. We recently had a chance to chop it up with The Untouchable DJ Drastic via telephone and here’s what we discussed…

Key: “LLE” = Liv Live Entertainment / “UDD” = Untouchable DJ Drastic

01. LLE: Drastic, Tell us where it all started for you professionally.

UDD: I’ve had my hands in so many different things over the years. 88.9FM WSIA; College radio is a foundational aspect of my career as are the nightclubs of New York City. It’s been a long time coming. 4 minutes is not enough time.

02. LLE: Speaking of nightclubs, I remember coming to see you at Crobar. I was extremely impressed the first time that I observed your level of skill. What do you feel makes you most appealing to your fans?

UDD: That’s easy. I’m real. People sense it in my demeanor. I choose to influence not follow the pack. Sometimes I feel that I am so ahead of my time that I lapped myself along the way. Every now and then, I have to stop and go back to pick up the pieces. This can have a positive or negative influence in my life.

03. LLE: Is there a Mrs. Untouchable DJ Drastic?

UDD: I keep life simple. I hope to find one. It’s difficult; especially in my world. My ultimate goal is to build with my queen, have a daughter, take care of my mother, continue to evolve professionally, and enjoy my days.

04. LLE: Alright, we’re going to throw a curveball in your direction. If you had to choose who would you side with Soulja Boy or Ice-T?

UDD: What? C’mon man, What kind of question is that? Ice-T all day. Are you talking about that internet nonsense that had went on a few months back? (Laughs) I have nothing against Soulja Boy but I f**ks w/ Ice-T. Hands down.

05. LLE: What advice do you have to give aspiring industry professionals?

UDD: Stay true to your craft. Remember to stay grounded even on your best day. You’ll have people that you will walk by on the street but never turn your back on the ones that genuinely supported you along the way. The most difficult part is sorting out the ones who genuinely assisted you versus the ones that did it for personal gain. They’re all beneficial in some aspect but some are closer to the heart. It’s a thin line; to each their own.

LLE: Well Drastic, we want to thank you for touching base with us and look forward to seeing you in New York City later this summer.

UDD: Likewise. Thank You. Enjoy the rest of your morning.

-“Slim” (Liv Live Entertainment)

Adapted From LivLiveEntertainment.blogspot.com
Photos Provided Courtesy of WhatsPoppin.net

The Untouchable DJ Drastic’s Candid & Exclusive Interview w/ The Scene Society (Adapted From www.TheSceneSociety.com)

July 1, 2008

The Untouchable DJ Drastic’s Candid & Exclusive Interview w/ The Scene Society
(Adapted From http://www.TheSceneSociety.com)

The Untouchable DJ Drastic is a staple within the music industry. A seasoned veteran of the new generation, Scene Society has followed DJ Drastic since his early days in the business.

As we’ve observed him dominate every obstacle in his path over the years, he seems to only get better with age. At only 25 years of age, The Untouchable DJ Drastic is documented to earn an average of $2750.00 – $3500.00 per performance. Not bad for four hours work, huh?

Despite the pros and cons that have plagued him throughout his career and life, he remains humble; usually willing to assist others before himself. The Untouchable DJ Drastic recently checked in to answer some questions for our friends here @ Scene Society.
Scene Society: How long have you been DJ’ing?

The Untouchable DJ Drastic: I’ve been DJ’ing for close to a decade. I’ve always been musically inclined so for me it was natural. I’ve experimented with many aspects of the business. I’m happy to do what I love and be able share my talents. This business is cut throat and intense. You have to position yourself accordingly. I feel that if you know the direction in which you’re going, stick with it. Allow everyone else’s negativity to be your motivation. I do my thing but I constantly feel that there is a much greater plateau to strive towards.

Scene Society: Do you go to nightclubs when you’re not working? What song excites you enough to dance?

The Untouchable DJ Drastic: I enjoy many different genres of music. You might spot me having a great time at a House music event one night and then another night at a laid back industry gathering. I’m versatile. The biggest aspect of having a good time is how the DJ presents the music to me as a listener. I enjoy hearing DJs that are creative and push the limits as I would during a live appearance.

Scene Society: If the crowd is dull upon arriving to an event, what song would you play to get the party moving?

The Untouchable DJ Drastic: I have a tendency to get right into the goods. I’ll play the number one song in the country first. A lot of DJs might hold off on certain records but I tend to rotate my tracks differently. I don’t beat around the bush during a performance. I give the people what they want right up front. I like to approach a situation of that nature by letting the crowd know that I’m there to entertain.
Scene Society: We’re going to throw a few names in your direction. We would like you to choose which one you’d prefer…

A. Rihanna or Ciara
B. Lindsey Lohan or The Olsen Twins

The Untouchable DJ Drastic: I would definitely have to say Rihanna because I love Caribbean women with a passion. The Olsen Twins only because there are two of them. I have a lot love for Lindsey though. All of the women that you’ve mentioned are beautiful and talented. You’re putting me in a jam, Scene Society!

Scene Society: What was the craziest encounter that you’ve had with nightclub security?

The Untouchable DJ Drastic: I’m polite, professional, and respectful to all the employees of the venues for which I entertain. I remember one incident in particular where the bouncer placed my records outside of the nightclub spitefully. He refused to let me enter through a side door. We had some words because I felt uncomfortable with the conduct of the situation. I knew the head of security personally. The situation escalated and then turned physical.

At that moment in time, I was by myself at the venue. My camp was to arrive shortly after me. Once my peers arrived, the entire situation changed and no one wanted any problems. This situation was basically the result of an ignorant individual. It was unfortunate but it happens within the business. I attempted to handle it as professionally as possible. The management apologized by sending me and my peers a couple of bottles of Grey Goose.

Scene Society: How many groupies do you have? Do you have a main one that comes to all of your events?

The Untouchable DJ Drastic: It’s amusing because a good friend of mine always says to me, “Drastic, you be rollin’ into these spots like a rapper.” I used to take my whole camp to the clubs with me. This consisted of about 20 – 40 individuals on any given night. I stopped that a while ago because I wasn’t able to observe the actions of these individuals. People can get reckless and I didn’t want that to reflect negatively on me as a professional. I prefer to focus on my craft in a working environment.

I roll with plenty of women too. I’ve noticed that the more women you roll with, the more drama will take place. I used to have this one young lady that would always follow me from spot to spot. She would tell security that she was my girlfriend which was a lie and they’d always let her in. One night, we eventually had sex in the DJ booth. A lot of these DJs say that they get down. Let it be known, “I get down for real!” I remember having security close the booth off for about 30 minutes and in between records I would put the work in. She finally got what she wanted and fell back. She still comes out every so often although we’re actually friends now so it worked out well for me.

Scene Society: Untouchable DJ Drastic, We would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with us.

The Untouchable DJ Drastic: It’s never a problem. Thank you for your support. I genuinely appreciate it. All the best to you and the Scene Society.

For more information on The Untouchable DJ Drastic go to http://www.TheUntouchableDJDrastic.com

-Muzikhand (Scene Society)

Adapted From http://www.SceneSociety.com