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Q&A with a reggae DJ

Gabby Rios is a reggae DJ with hopes and aspirations to take her sound internationally: Gabby, 25, is a radiology major attending El Camino.

April 20, 2016


Question: How do you prepare for a show, if at all?

Answer: In the beginning I thought about it more, I don’t really plan to much I just grab a bunch of records and I go. After (I play) my first record I kind of know what to pick next. I don’t really prepare too much.

Q: If you could DJ anywhere in the world, where and why?

A: I would want to DJ in London and Japan. Ultimately right now I would love to DJ in Japan because of the sound system culture.

Q: How many records do you have?

A: I don’t have to many, maybe like 400, it’s not that many.

Q: How did you learn your craft and where did you begin?

A: I gained my knowledge y going to events that I got invited to. But I never had my own setup so I never got to practice at home, even now I don’t get to practice at home. Everything I have learned has been live and I was thrown into it. I learned how to use a mixer, how to fade the songs and that was four years after I started collecting records. I’ve been DJing for 4-5 years. After they started teaching me I started getting gigs.