Hey DJ! Friday Q&A w/ DJ D Sharp (Lyrics Born, Lauryn Hill, Quannum)
DJ D Sharp can hang with the big names--spinning at Dwayne Wade's birthday party, or as part of Kanye West's and Lauryn Hill's performances. But when he's not keeping the celebs happy at home or touring the world, he also holds down residencies on both sides of the Bay four nights a week, and that, of course, is when he's not producing mixtapes, or throwing his skills behind one of many Quannum acts. D Sharp is one busy dude--you can see him Saturday night at Fluid.
Check out his podcast here, and our interview with D Sharp below.
Name: DJ D Sharp
Club night(s): Mondays at the Air Lounge in Oakland; "Hear Kitty Kitty" Tuesdays at Kitty's in Emeryville; 1st Fridays at Manor West in SF; 1st Saturdays at Paradiso in Oakland; 3rd Fridays at Vessel in SF ;and 3rd Saturdays at Fluid in SF.
Style(s) of music you spin: I spin a wide range of music centered around hip-hop.
So what's your story, in 100 words or less? I'm from Oakland, Ca. I've been DJing more than half my life. I started professionally at the age of 15. I've toured the world DJing for Lyrics Born, Blackalicious, Flipsyde, and Lauryn Hill, to name a few.
Name of a track you can't get out of your head: That's always the last track I've listened to, LOL. It could be anything from a commercial jingle to a song in my iPod.