NINE5FOUR Magazine likes to show love to entertainers in the business that our taking their craft to another Level. I recently sat down with DJ Kreep. Kreep is a DJ/ producer who is quickly making a name for himself in the South Florida Club Scene. Kreep explains his early career and he plans for the future......
What’s Good Homie, I know we have known each other for about 6 years now,but I really don’t know how you got the name Kreep? I got the name kreep in middle school. I used to tag it up all over school and I was into graffiti that was the name I used, It just stuck with me throughout the years.
At a time production was your first love, but now you are spinning in clubs across the city. What caused the new focus? I still make beats here and there but I’ve really been putting 100% into the dj-ing and promoting myself as a dj cause now it’s turned into a full-time job. It’s paying the bills. And I have such a passion for dj-ing. I’m sure I’ll get back into the beats hard eventually.
What do you think separates you from the rest of the DJ’S In the City? There is so many dj’s now a days, Everybody is a DJ. You gotta go hard on your promotion game big time now a days. There’s always going to be someone there to take your spot so you gotta keep it fresh. I’m just so serious about this craft and this as a career. I put my all into it.
Do you prepare your sets ahead of time or do you vibe with the crowd as you play? I definitely vibe with the crowd. You might plan a set and that might not be what the crowd wants to hear. So you gotta feel it out. I never have planned a set actually only when I’m doing mix cds or something like that.
What are your Go to records to get the party popping?
French Montana - Return of the Mac. Plies - Plenty Money. Any Plies record basically . New Jeezy. New Ross.
How do you feel about DJ’S who keep it safe and just play Top 40 records? That’s cool and I do play Top 40 Records too but I’ll mix in records people haven’t heard before. Like with house of course a lot of people like the top 40 house records but I’ll dig in the crates and I’ll mix in some tech house or electro house, records people might not hear at a top 40 club but are still dope records that can get the party poppin.
Are you still putting out mixtapes? Yea I’m about to put out a new house mix and I also got a new mixtape with Dj SmokeyBear called pushin weight that should be out by the end of October.
What artist are you feeling in the game right now? French Montana. Ross, Gunplay, Waka Flocka, Plies, Jeezy, Lil Wayne. Jay-Z Kanye There’s too many to name. There’s so much good music coming out now.
How have you been able to consistently get gigs in such a over saturated DJ Market? This game is hard. It’s not just go fill out a job application like a regular job and you get the job. You gotta get your name up. It’s all about who you know also. Affiliations with the right promoters can get you bookings at a lot of clubs. I call people constantly. Bother them to a point. You can’t be annoying but you have to make your presence known to them. I make sure my promo game is right. With all the flyers, and website, and facebook promotions. It’s hard. This shit is not easy. But it’s worth it.
Where can people see you spin? I have residence at Oceans 11 Lounge Hallandale, It’s an after hours spot so I dj at 3:30 am on both Friday and Saturdays til the sun comes up and there’s still people there!! Is open 24 hours on the weekends so sometimes we get it poppin til 10 11am.
I dj on Saturday nights at Sushi room 8pm -12. in Hollywood. It’s a sushi and martini lounge and it’s got some bomb food!
I also dj at Club 90 Degree Downtown Miami on Friday nights, I open in the main room from 11-1am.
I do Club space every couple of months and next month I will hopefully be at Cameo. Shout out GoodLifeMiami
How can Promoters and fans get in contact with you?
My website is www.djkreep.com. Also Twitter @djkreep. and email. email@example.com