Today we’d like to introduce you to Ramon House.
Hi Ramon, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I grew up in a suburb right outside of Chicago named Oak Park. I was into skateboarding, art, and music. These early interests eventually lead to my interest in fashion. Artists like Kid Cudi, A$AP Ferg, and Pharrell got me into streetwear during my Highschool years. I was known as the guy who was into different things that most people where I’m from wasn’t. I never thought about starting my own brand; I just like to wear nice clothes and hang out with people who were into the same things. Once I got to college, I started a career as a Dj. My DJ career has been very successful and lead me to gaining a lot of popularity in Chicago. After realizing the influence, I had one of the people around me I thought about the idea of starting my own clothing brand. I was nervous about starting it because I didn’t have anyone to help me.
After doing a lot of research, I finally decided to start the brand, T3mple. My brand T3mple has grew into a popular brand that is here to stay. I’ve got celebrities to wear my brand such Iman Shumpert, Ayo Dosunmu, Cole Bennett, and many more. Once I moved to LA last year, my brand has grown even more. I’ve had my brand featured in multiple magazines and other networks around the U.S. My Dj career has also grown to where I travel around the U.S to DJ, I’ve dj’d for multiple recording artists and festivals with over 20,000 people. Now I’m focused on helping others start their own brand and I’m also focused on growing my brands as big as possible.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
When I first started djing, my friends would tell me I wasn’t good and not book me for events. Instead of getting offended, I just practiced more and got better. I also had trouble getting booked for events that were bigger. This discouraged me for a while but during that time, I just kept making connections that lead me to getting events around the U.S.
With my clothing brand, I had trouble growing my brand past my inner circle. I had to build my presence on other platforms such as TikTok and Youtube which lead to more customers that I didn’t know.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a Dj known as Dj K.O or djk.o_ . I started off as a college dj and after graduating from Northern Illinois University I’m a professional Dj that performed for events with over 20,000 people. I DJ for clubs, festivals, and special events. I started djing in 2017 after an old friend of mine taught me how to use his dj board. I’m known for being a verist DJ… I play music from all genres and ages. This is the part of my djing that I’m most proud of. A lot of djs that I know stick to one type of music. When I was younger, I was in a rock band and was into all types of music. I wanted to stay true to my roots and be an Open-format Dj.
I am also a Fashion Designer that started his own brand in 2021. I started my clothing line T3mple. T3mple has grown faster than I expected but still has a lot of room for growth. T3mple is a streetwear brand that was started in Chicago but grew to have a following in Los Angeles. I’m proud of the people I’ve helped grow their brands. I started making videos to help people that wanted to start clothing brands or recently started and was having troubles. A lot of people have reached out to me to help them grow and expand their business.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
My friends and close associates have supported me, especially in the early stages of my clothing brand. They purchased clothes and also helped me with the promotion of my clothing brand. My college fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi has also helped me a lot in the early stages of my Dj career. They were the first people to hire me as a DJ. Djing all of their parties gave me the practice and confidence I needed to expand.
- Dj Booking Hr Rate: $125
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: T3mpleclothing.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djk.o_/?hl=en
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/djko__
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RamonHouse
- Other: https://www.mixcloud.com/djko1911/
Photos taken by Alina Gofman – Studio Belt jacket pictures Micheal Green- Purple hair sweater pictures Alila Radzik- Mask photo