Today we’d like to introduce you to Keith Welborn.
Keith, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started DJing & performing on stage when I was about 10. That evolved into Djing my high school prom, to DJing through college back in Wilmington NC, to spinning in NYC while studying at the New York Film Academy all the way up to then I moved to LA back in 2014 and started working with a few DJ companies. After learning the in’s & outs of the City of Angels, I branched off on my own and haven’t looked back since. DJing is the kind of profession where it’s very important (especially now with COVID) that you stay current with the culture and the music. I believe that’s a perk that keeps me relevant and working.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I feel as I grow as a DJ, the road gets tougher and I’m cool with that. I feel sorry for the artists who believe once you’ve reached a certain amount of money or followers, the job is done because that’s far from reality. It’s all about just running your race. How I’ve handled myself during the rough times has only made me a stronger performer and a smarter businessman. It may not have felt great when my $1200 MacBook smacked the concrete at an outdoor event courtesy of the wind or when the bride dropped a drink on my turntables followed by the groom who did the exact same thing on the opposite table, but when it was all over, I ended up with brand new gear, gained new clients, and learned the importance of insurance.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’d like to consider myself an entertainment therapist. DJing all the hits is easy, but the goal is to make everyone at the party feel free enough to really connect with each other and celebrate life. Each party has its own vibe. I get in there, read that crowd and make that party pop. We all got our obstacles. Let’s relieve some of that stress at the party.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My father DJ’d a lot when I was a kid. His side of the family was the catalyst for my appreciate of instruments in music, mainly jazz music. My mother is responsible for my rebellious, hip hop attitude mixed with classic rock. So the fusion of hip hop, jazz & rock were perfect ingredients and I’d be a square if I didn’t have that influence.
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