Aaron Taylor Talks KISS FM, DMX, Bob Marley, Usher, Masters At Work, and More
ame: Aaron Taylor
What determines what is played on FM radio? Many things...We use a lot of research tools to gauge what people like and dislike. We check music charts of other radio stations across the country and what works for them, phone/text/email requests, album/single sales, reactions in the clubs, the history of the artist, etc. And finally it comes down to my experience and what my gut tells me.
Does a day job at a radio station make it harder to do club gigs at night? No, because I'm on Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Although after a crazy Thursday night in the club, Fridays mornings can be a lil' rough. God bless Starbucks.
Ever been stalked by a listener? Yes...but mostly they're young girls, so they don't worry me too much!
What would you change if you could? DJs take it way to seriously. I get that in a way it's a completive sport/hobbie/job, but talking bad about other DJ's and - especially - undercutting is the worst. Phoenix has some serious talent out here, but it gets ruined by the bad attitudes of others. Being a DJ is like any other job.
There's always going to be someone better than you, and there is always going to be someone worse. Some will get gigs because of talent, and some will get gigs because of who you know. That's the way the game works. We all got bills, and we all want to work. There's always going to be someone that "hates" on others, and all I do is pray for them. I respect every DJ that does what they do because they love music, don't have ego's bigger than there name, and want to give people a great time, that's what were paid to do.
Prefered poison while DJing? D. All of the above.
Worst request you've ever gotten: I recently had a girl ask if I have any Japanese house music. Huh!?
Last album purchased: Probably was Bob Marley's Greatest Hits, to replace the one I lost.
Last song downloaded: "To Be In Love" by India/Masters At Work.
Track currently stuck in your head: "DJ Got Us Falling in Love" by Usher featuring Pitbull (if you heard it 6,254 times a day, you would too)
When not Djing, where can you be found? I try to get out as much as possible to support other DJs so just depends on the night.
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