Lexi Bellassai, Director of Operations
Getting to know your favorite FIT Radio DJs…
FIT Radio flew DJ HOHME down to Atlanta back in July to spin at one of the Top 3 Nightclubs in the Country, Opera Nightclub. Before his set, we took him out to dinner for a little pre-gaming. During dinner and while he was down here, we all got to know him a bit. We were quickly blown away by how humble and courteous he was… must be those North Western roots! During his set, the FIT Radio Team and I partied in an Opera Box; We had a blast! HOHME has great energy behind the decks, and he really knows how to make sure everyone on the dance floor is having a good time.
I recently received the opportunity to chat with him and ask him a few questions. Here is what he had to say…
Where is your favorite place to spin? Anywhere people go specifically to let go and dance. I’d say my recent favorites have to be my sets at Burning Man back in early September, a private beach party in Rincon, Puerto Rico in October as well as my set at Opera Nightclub in Atlanta back in July.
Where are you from? Originally, I’m from Southern Oregon, but I went to school and lived in LA for nearly 7 years. Also, I lived in Beijing for about 6 months.
Where do you live now? I’m currently based in NYC, specifically the East Village.
How did you come up with the idea for your iPad DJ MixBoard App? I was looking for a way to make my DJ efforts as mobile as possible, and having to bring/rely on turntables/cdjs at every event was not something I wanted to do…so I took all the main features I use the turntable for and designed them into the interface of the app. Now I can control basically everything I ever did with a turntable wirelessly on my iPad.
What was the hardest part about launching the iPad app? The hard part was designing it in a way that included everything i needed (gain, effects, loops, cues, pitch control). Other than that, considering it’s based on open-source framework off an existing app, I didn’t really have to worry about launching it at all (which is why I ended up giving it out for free download). Continue reading