I got interviewed by my blogger crush @carissarossi at the Karmaloop TV Studios last week. Here’s the interview
You started out in the clubs and then moved on to become a radio DJ – but did you ever plan to become a traveling DJ?
I started out as a club DJ and then went into radio realm by accident. The first radio station that hired me, hired me as a mixer but then I got fired. Ironically they brought me back as an on-air host. The basis of everything I do is mixing. I always knew I wanted to travel, I didn’t know with who or how, but I knew it was going to be something great!
What would you consider your first big break in the industry?
My first big break honestly in the industry was getting into college radio. No matter how big or how small, all of that is a part of the story. When I applied my first semester at the University of Pittsburgh, they interviewed me and then I got call later that week and they told me I wasn’t qualified. I went back the next year and basically ran the radio station after that – it was a good little come back!
How did you link up with Wiz Khalifa?
I was the best at what I did in Pittsburgh and he was the best at what he did in Pittsburgh, so it was a match made in heaven. I have seen Wiz work since he was 15 years-old because I was friends with E. Dan who ran ID Labs. I booked Wiz at a show in 2004 at Pitt and he really worked at his craft since then. The timing was incredible when it was time.
READ THE REST HERE: http://mensblog.karmaloop.com/index.php/2011/12/interview-dj-bonics/
Thanks to my super friends at CRICKET / MUVE MUSIC, I got hooked up with a few pairs of MAC MILLER tickets! I got 1 pair to give to YOU for the big homecoming show for MAC for this SATURDAY, December 10th!
And all you have to do is COMMENT on how good looking ME and MAC are BELOW. 1 lucky person’s comment will be picked randomly and will win 2 tix for the show!!
HERE ARE THE RULES:
1.) POST 1 comment and you will be entered to win! If you comment more than once your comment will still only count as 1. (technology!)
2.) If you are under 18 you will need parents permission to except the prize and pick up the tickets.
3.) Tickets will be available to pick up on Saturday at a Cricket (TBD) store before the show on saturday during business hours. This is the only way they can be picked up by winner.
4.) The show is in Pittsburgh. If you win and you don’t live in the area, it is up to you to get to the show.
5.) No purchase is necessary.
6.) The Deadline is Friday at 5pm. All entries after 7pm will not count.
*the winner will be contacted by email. You must put the proper email to WIN.
NOW GO POST SOMETHING
Another great show at Binghamton University in upstate NY! Seemed like the students were really in charge of the show and everything went smoothly. Seriously felt like there were no adults running this things. Salute to everyone who ran the show. Our buddy Joell Ortiz warmed up the Crowd for us and of course Binghamton welcomed us with open arms.
HIGHLIGHT: Running the Brain Loop around campus with B. Paladino
Another great Radio Show with Amped 98.7 With Sammy Adams W/ Dj Jayceeoh, and Hot Chelle Rae! What an amazing night! The people in Detroit are ALIVE! Non stop energy from Sammy to Wiz. They love their music in Detroit. I got to shout out to my man DJ Jayceeoh. He is a Taylor Gang Dj and rocked his first show with Sammy Adams. He will now be on the road with Sammy this coming year! Congrats Jayceeoh! Sammy’s had the crowd from the gate and the show had non-stop energy. The glow sticks was a nice touch! Hot Chelle Rae were pretty dam good! I knew more songs than i thought. But those painted on jeans! ha ha!
Wiz of course killed it. I have to give it up to Michigan! They have always have the Gang’s back! Enjoy the pics. Thanks to my man GROOVES, DOM, SHAE, BUCKHEAD, all the Amped Staff, LAURA, J-GRAND, SAMMY and the crew, ANDY and of course Michigan.
Below are some pics of the show! Here are links to more!
MY PICS: http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n133/djbonics/Detroit%20987%20Amped%20Show/?albumview=slideshow
98.7 AMPED RECAP: http://987ampradio.radio.com/2011ampkj-photos/
Motor Mane and Mrs Mane.
DJ GROOVES on the MIX
Bucket Me Shae & Puddin’
The lovely ladies with Wiz
Love this City! So yeah! We got to play the TD Garden! The home of the NHL Champion’s Boston Bruin’s and also home of the World Famous Boston Celtics! Before the show I got to hang with my dude DJ B-Tips. We headed to Karmaloop! Karmaloop is one of the leading Men’s and Women’s Streetwear Online shops in the WORLD. This company was started by Greg Selkoe in his parents basement in the suburbs of Boston and now “Karmaloop.com… includes fashion and culture-oriented blogs, videos and contests.” (wiki) I got to tour the main offices of Karmaloop which consist of Karmaloop itself and sub-companies Plndr.com, Boylston Trading Company, Society, and home of KarmaloopTV. KarmaloopTV has teamed up with Pharrell Wiliams to launch a new TV network. Basically this guy Greg is kind of a genius.
Greg Selkoe (above)
My man Todd Kane brought me into Karmaloop to get interviewed for KarmaloopTV.com. Big shout to the lovely Carissa Rossi who interviewed me. I will post that as soon as they done editing it! I got to tour the building and meet a lot of the employees. The work environment is amazing! Everyone is so relaxed. No uptight business suits walking around. No doors closed. Everyone is open and free to be themselves. Dogs are even allowed to come to work with you! I was even told that at some point they even let people puff a joint here and there after work. I think personally that this is how companies should be run. Where people are free to be themselves and love what they do! If college students could see what type of environment this was they might work harder knowing that this type of “forward thinking in the business field” exist or able to be created!
As far as the show is concerned it was great to support Drake for the show! We were part of 94.5’s Monster JAM! Other acts on the bill were Ace Hood, New Boyz, & T-Pain. Someone ask me if it was crazy to step in from of a packed TD Garden. And yes it is. An amazing feeling.
WOW! Can’t thank everyone enough for sharing a piece of their work day with me! Thanks to TODD, CARISSA, GREG, ISAAC, RICKY, HEATHER, ELLIOTT, MY DOOD DJ FUTURE, and just Boston itself for being an incredible city!
Here’s a great recap of the whole show: http://www.jamn945.com
The Lovely @CarissaRossi from KarmaloopTV