We had the good fortune of connecting with DeMario “DJ Dmoney Global” Hollie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DeMario “DJ Dmoney Global”, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
This may sound cliche, but my answer is simply by being there and making time for him. A lot of times people think that to be a good parent you have to consistently buy them toys, clothes, etc. Don’t get me wrong those things are needed to keep your children happy and entertained, but it’s not as important as the time you spend with them. Helping them learn right from wrong, figuring out their language, playing and having fun with them. That is what will leave a real impact. I pride myself on being a parent that is going to be there for my children until the end, no matter what. Having a strong support system from your parents gives you the drive and motivation to succeed. I want to teach my son everything I wasn’t taught, along with everything that I have learned in life. When it’s all said and done my impact will resonate with my son as he grows older because of the time that I am going to put in with him.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
So overall I am a DJ, Producer & Artist. I started off dee jaying in 2004 at backyard house parties. Then I started dee jaying at “The Arlington Skatium” & “Teenworld”. Everywhere I dee jayed during high school prepared me for college at Angelo State University. That is when I finally came into my own and became a better DJ. There were so many challenges I had to overcome, such as perfecting my song selection, learning how to read the crowd, learning how to scratch & mix, and to talk on the mic. I’m a self taught dee jay, so it would be frustrating to see other dee jays effortlessly scratch and blend records in together, while I struggled. But that just made me spend more hours practicing and perfecting my craft. The more I practiced, the more I learned how important repetition is to dee jaying, any artistic craft that you want to pursue. I practiced so much, that it got to a point where everything that i struggled with, became easy and second nature. 16 years into dee jaying I’m still learning and getting better with each gig that I perform at. What sets me apart from others is that i also make and produce music for other artists & myself. Kanye West has been an influence to me when it comes to that part of my career, and dee jaying is like my outlet to break new music from me and my team. Right now I am most proud of myself because of how much better I have gotten since I started. I go back and listen to my old mixtapes or watch old dee jay videos, and I’m like man Im so happy I don’t sound like that anymore. What I want the world to know is that Dee Jaying is my first love when it comes to music entertainment. But my brand stands for more than being a DJ. My brand is about producing and breaking new music, while putting people in position. Anytime you see “DJ Dmoney Global” or “Crack For The Ears” stamped on something, just know that you are in for a good time, and some great music.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If one of my good friends came into town I would take them to one of the day parties going on in uptown Dallas. The day parties in Dallas are all fun and good vibes. After we would grab something to eat, Its so many choices we would choose whatever we felt on the fly. Then at night we would choose one of the many strip clubs throughout the Dfw metroplex to go to. On Saturday nights, Im typically Dee Jaying at Pharaoh’s Hookah Lounge in Hurst. So i would bring them with me and we would just party there all night. Throughout the rest of the time here, we would probably stop through the studio, and I would play some new music for them to give feedback. Most of my friends are musically inclined, so most of our time we would spend creating or talking ideas to take over the music industry.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I can’t really narrow it down to just one person. Because its a collective group of people that play a part in mentorship and encouragement when it comes to my journey. All my day 1’s back in Fort Worth help me stay motivated and inspired. They are who I go to currently when I need honest critiques of my music and different ideas. They listen to my good ideas, and crazy ideas, and give me real feedback. My big brother Marvin also deserves some credit, because he helped me find my love for hip hop music when I was a kid. Now he is somebody that keeps me motivated musically, by giving me feedback on my production and by challenging me to grow and upgrade my sound. If i named everyone this section would be extremely long, so I just wanna shoutout to my foundation of people that I talk to about ideas on a day to day basis. I appreciate all of ya’ll pushing me to reach my full potential.
Loni Ro, Live Visions Media
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