JUST RELEASED, oo yeah Gowhere fans always gettin’ things first. For all of you who enjoy mashups, this new album is a great listen. Glimpses includes your favorite artists such asAdele, Lloyd, Soulja Boy, Mike Posner, Fabolous and many many more. This mashup album not only will make you dance but also has a special message which we’ll get to in about 10 seconds.
A little more about the DJ that put this whole thing together, DJ Whatt. Known for his mashups, he was featured in the New York Post SIX times. How great is that? I couldn’t get a face-to-face interview since he’s all the way in New York (shout out to the New York Gowhere crew out there) so we had a little interview via email which really does come in handy. Check out the very informational interview after the jump on one of your new favorite DJ’s! And also about that special message I told you to keep a look out for (10 seconds ago), read about how the titles of the album play out..it’s quite interesting/crazy.
Gowhere Hip Hop Interview with DJ Whatt:
Samantha: I’m just curious as to where you got your DJ name from, I think that’s a big part of how fans portray an artist. DJ Whatt, where does that come from?
DJ Whatt: DJ Whatt came from when I first started off and the music was playing a bit loud and my sister was over visiting and she asks me, “Well if you are going to start DJing whatt is going to be your name?” and I responded “Yeah that’s it” she says “Huh” I say “DJ What but with 2 T’s” and for my DOSVEC name, which I use only for mashups, DOS = the number 2 in spanish and VEC is short for Veces which means times so a mashup is 2 songs flipped so I liked DOSVEC
Samantha: It’s not easy to start DJing, I tried DJing one time for a school project and I gave up after the first five minutes. Tell us about your DJ career and how and when you started DJing.
DJ Whatt: As DJ Whatt it’s been over a decade and as DOSVEC 2 years. I have gotten to travel a lot for it and truly appreciate all the people throughout the years that have shown me support
Samantha: Your mixes are amazing, i’ve heard them of course, especially the first one you sent me via twitter! Where do you get motivation and inspiration in to picking which songs you want to mix?
DJ Whatt: Ah Thanks – I first pick the A Capella I want to work on and go from there looking for the ideal instrumental for it but sometimes I am really trying to think outside of the box and combine 2 genres that people would never think to combine.
Samantha: Have you ever mixed a song after spending FOREVER on it and ended up hating it?
DJ Whatt: Funny you ask I have a big collection of songs that I have never released because if I don’t like it – I don’t think others would like it – so just like my motto “If You Aren’t Dancing. I Am Not Doing My Job”
Samantha: GLIMPSES! Your upcoming album! (Which i’m very excited for) Tell us about that album and everything it portrays.
DJ Whatt: Glimpses is an album that reflects a time span in my life in which I thought I was dating someone but in reality I just had another fan from a distance. We all deserve to be treated the way we treat others and it’s never a good thing when we give 100% but the other party doesn’t. The songs in the album have individual meanings during the time I was with this person and the track listing is in chronological order during the time I was with her.
When I first meet you, you had me as a 1. “Twisted Boy” with the hopes of me saying 2. “Ooh Ahh ,I am, Home”. As time passed by I really thought we were approaching 3. “Better Than Dog Days” since I felt we made it to the 4. “Otherside”. You mentioned how I spoil you by me 5. “Shining Down on Whatever You Like” and I did that thinking 6. You Got The Love” that could 7. “Make Me Better”. I hoped the day would come when you would 8. “Touch My Bridge & Go” but as I waited for 9. “Delta 1406, to, Wake Up” from its delay. I wondered 10. “Where Had The Love Gone”? 11. “The Things You Can’t Get Enough” were obvious as I was the only one giving all I could & 12. “Just The Way You Are Not Alone” my 13. “Addiction” were the “GLIMPSES” you would give me to your true self. I don’t believe in 14. “ET” but I do know when 15. “Rolling In Life” nothing and I mean NOTHING will succeed if YOU don’t give 100%. We almost had it all if you would have let me 16. “Get It In Deep” to your mind, body and soul.
Samantha: Is this album different than any of your other albums?
DJ Whatt: Glimpses is me giving an insight to my personal life and covers a different range of genres, in which I have never worked on.
Samantha: What inspires you in general?
DJ Whatt: The end result of the listener dancing their ass of to one of my creations and they will always associate that great time they had with my song.
Samantha: Recently touring in Costa Rica (yes, i’m still jealous), tell us about that experience. Where else have you toured?
DJ Whatt: Performing in Costa Rica personally meant a lot to me since I am first generation American but am 100% Costa Rican so it as kinda like coming home. The experience was amazing and can’t wait to return in July. Other great spots have been Southern Spain and Italy
Sidenote from DJ Whatt: I will leave with the point that don’t do anything half-ass since it will never really workouts for you – thx 4 the support & hope to be in your area soon.
Enjoy this mashup album Gowhere fans, it truly is wonderful.
Much love, of course, from me to you.
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