We had the good fortune of connecting with DJ INZO and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi DJ, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Work-life balance is super important to me and has only got better over time and improved for the best. I use to work alot and sometimes over work myself, but after my divorce I learned to start prioritizing my family time more and for myself. Granted, I was in the mindset that I had to work so much to provide and buy all the nice shiny things. Quickly learned that life is not about that and the quality time with my son and my own self care and peace is worth way much more!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Djing is more than just pushing buttons and is for sure an art in itself! There is so much more than getting behind the decks and pushing play, it’s reading your crowd, doing the best you can to keep the crowd engaged and having a good time all while making sure the bar/venue is making money as well! It has been years of hard work and dedication to keep pushing forward in the industry and in my career. It is always easy to get off track or distracted in life but the motivation is always remembering the why and the passion that made me fall in love with djing that gets me back on track. Not only for myself, but to set an example to my son to show him we can achieve our goals and dreams when we work and push for them. I try to just focus on the positive and not let the past bring me down or get me off track. The journey is def about the ups and downs, but using the downs as motivation and lessons learned to push another day always helps. The gigs and events I have done in my 20+ years of djing have led me to work with some great people and do some cool things. That being said I created a clothing line called Served Fresh DTX. Now I don’t really treat it as a clothing line, but more of a creative outlet to put cool designs out and merch that helps market my name and who I am. The other thing my career has led me to is opening a dj school with my partners Ryan J and Susko called Soundworks DJ Academy and Playgroud. We wanted to use our knowledge and what we have learned in the dj world and use our experiences to teach the upcoming dj, no matter what age, what it takes to be a dj and to continue to carry on as a professional dj.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Thats a tough one…there are so many good spots in the DFW area! I would def have to take them to my home Vidorra for some food and margs! Milagra tacos in Trinity Groves, Mudhook in Duncanville, Saaya, Citizen, Atlas in Bishop Arts…this list could go on forever! Lots of places to eat and have a nice adult beverage and either rage or just have some good grown up fun!

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 am blessed with my fam and to be apart of the Dallas Nightlife Industry! The Dallas Nightlife has each others backs through it all wether you’re a barback, security, bartender, cocktail, or dj…the support we have for each other is amazing!

Website: www.djinzo.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dj.inzo/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/djinzo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djinzodtx

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/INZOFRESH

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