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DJ Annalyze - DJ/Musician
Rochester, New York
Posted: 02/06/2007

Who:
DJ Annalyze

What do you do:
DJ/Musician

Where do you work:
Rochester, New York, and wherever gigs take her across the USA etc.

When did you realize your interest in DJing:
I used to go to a lot of raves and clubs when I was younger. I was really into b-girl and dancing. One day I was at a party and I saw a girl DJ and I thought,” Wow, girls do this too!” (Enthusiastic) This was back in ’99 and I had never seen a girl DJ before. I was amazed by it and thought I want to do that too. (Big smile) I left the party and got turntables.

Why work in this industry:
It’s like another language. It’s like articulating words. It’s a release for me. Having a rough day I can just go in a room and cut. It’s so versatile that you can make up your own scratch. You can add like one little wiggle or baby scratch to something and it’s almost your own scratch. You can be as creative as you wanna be… You can press a little harder or let go sooner. It’s trial and error. Always learning stuff.

How would you advise others:
You have to work hard. Gigs are going to fall through. It’s not 100%. It’s up and down. You’ll have one month where you are slammed. You can’t even sleep you have so many gigs. The next month you are lucky if you have one gig. It’s not very consistent. You have to get used to the inconsistency and be good at balancing your money.