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Jace M

Miami, FL

How did you start your DJ career?

When I was in college, I went to my first nightclub and I remember standing on the dancefloor wondering how the songs were flowing together, matched perfectly. This was before Youtube and technology, so I couldn’t just check online… I ended up meeting the resident DJ at a gay club in my college town and we became friends and he started to teach me how to play. I already have a strong music background, so picking up on it was pretty easy. Things were definitely different then. Turntables… There was basically zero technology to help us beat match, it was all by ear!

After about a year of learning and practicing, I was offered a weekly residency at Necto Nightclub in Ann Arbor, MI. I played there for almost 15 years.. and eventually was found by a DJ manager, thanks to Dan Slater, and here I am!

How would you describe your music style?

Happy, uplifting vocals and synths. I love to play day parties, but don’t get me wrong. I can throw down at night too! I produce a lot of music with my good friend Toy Armada… and we’re always trying new sounds, drums, etc to keep our sound fresh.

What is your favorite part about being a DJ?

I simply love music and sharing it with the world. I get to meet new people, make friends in every city I play, and my colleagues are really great to work with too.

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What do you enjoy most about the circuit party scene?

I really love the community feel. I love to feel the love that everyone has. I love to meet new people.

What is your advice to anyone who wants to become a DJ?

You can’t just learn how to match beats (or use the sync feature) and call yourself a DJ. There is so much more that goes into playing for a crowd of people who paid money to see you perform. You’ve got to learn how to mix the right songs together, mix in key, know what songs to play when.

Your set should be a journey, but not only your journey. Everyone on the dancefloor– how they react to songs and consume your art– are all guides on this journey. If you go too hard, you tire people out and they leave early. If you go too soft, they never get into the groove. It’s a science. Lastly, be nice and respectful to everyone. DJs who get super cocky get super never booked, LOL.

What is one thing you'd like people to know about you?

Aside from producing music and DJing, I am also an engineer. I live with my amazing husband, Luis, and we have two german shepherds. I love being around people and meeting new people. If you see me out, definitely, say hi!

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