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Meet COLOR aka Gina in Palos Verdes Estates

Today we’d like to introduce you to COLOR aka Gina.

COLOR, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My #1 passion has always been music, when I was in high school I thought it would be cool to be a DJ. So at 18 I bought myself turntables and taught myself how to DJ. By the time I was 24, I had made Dj-ing my full-time profession, in many different cities around the world. I was born in New Zealand, grew up in Vancouver Island Canada, and my mother is from LA so I am a California girl at heart.

I have been living in SOCal for eight years now. I went to school for music production and sound design at Point Blank LA five years ago and have been producing music ever since. I have been signed to My Techno Weighs a Ton out of Finland. Now I am producing a live performance consisting of an MPC, keyboard, synthesizer and a vocal effects processor. I continue to play private parties around LA, clubs such as Exchange & Acadamy, and festivals around the world.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
When I first started working for myself, I realized through trial and error that it is a hustle and it’s like applying for a job that’s not hiring every day, for years, until you make enough contacts and get your name out there. Especially when moving around and traveling a lot.

Color – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
COLOR = Music with emotion, music that moves you, music that is DIFFERENT and exotic. While I specialize in house music and play big tech house bangers in the club, I always infuse tribal, worldly rhythms and drums (and live vocals) into my sets. My new live performance is original and more than just DJing. It is not easy, but it is more fun for me and the listener. I am also my own manager, booking agent, publicist, graphic designer, recording engineer, video producer & director.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The high I get after playing to 3000 people at a club or at an international festival is a huge adrenaline rush + euphoria. It also feels really good to see DJs & producers who I look up to downloading and playing the songs I’ve created.

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