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DJ Fizza: Profile + Interview

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DJ Fizza: Interview

 

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Inspiration – People who are role-models, and do good for the world. Someone like Oprah :)

Passion – Someone who follows their heart and has drive.

Strength – Someone who is resilient, and can persevere - doesn’t allow anything to get in their way and doesn't make excuses.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

Fizza – DJ, Educator, Producer, Lover, Friend, Sister, Daughter, Old Soul

Why do you do what you do?

I only do what I do because I love it. Passion is very important to me.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

Ha! Since I was a little girl. Music has always been my LIFE. I would save my money and buy the latest record, then cassette tape, then CD (yes, I’m dating myself). My friends to this day are still pulling out mixed tapes I made for them from like back in the 90's :)

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Toughest part was overcoming the skeptics and the disbelievers that truly don’t believe women can DJ. When I first started DJing many years ago I didn’t want to get into the scene, I did it for myself because I'm such a music head. It wasn’t until I gained confidence in my skill that I was able to overcome the haters and not to mention the fabulous people who pushed me to DJ their parties - I owe them a lot :)

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I think my family has definitely shaped me to be the woman I am today. Whether it was good times or bad times, I’ve learned to persevere and honestly just follow my dreams, follow my passion. My sister in particular believed in me when I didn’t even believe in myself! I’m so appreciative of all the love and support I have in my life. I count my blessings everyday :) I hope that I can inspire other females to follow their passion, even if it is in a male-dominated industry! Girl Power!

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

We all mistakes, I know I’ve made mine. The important thing is to learn from them, move on and hopefully don’t let them happen again. Once I played a song-request at a club and the club owners were upset at me because they didn’t like the track. Even though it was at the request of one of their patrons, they even said, “Well Fizza – lesson learned!” It was a tough pill to swallow but it was a very true statement at the time and I learned from that one.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Definitely some tracks I've produced coming out in the summer. Travels to Miami, Dubai and possibly L.A – details to follow!!!

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Things don’t just fall in your lap, you need to work hard at everything you do and hustle! No one is going to give you the opportunity unless you don’t believe in yourself. If you have a passion, follow it but know you have to put in the time and effort - no excuses.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

I’m a lover, a free-spirit and a go-getter :) I've been taught to always remain humble and I try to live by this on a daily basis :)

 

DJ Fizza: Profile

 

Full name

Fizza Shah

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

 

 

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Teacher by day, DJ by night :)

How long have you been doing it?

Teacher for 8 years, DJ for about 5 years

Fav Song

Hmmm you’re asking a DJ what their fave song is, I probably have a million fave songs, this is so hard but okay right now I’m LOVING anything by Jhene Aiko, her album is on repeat!

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Kaskade, Jay Z, A Tribe Called Quest, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Fav Movie

The Hangover

Fav Actor/Actress

Bradley Cooper – he’s so yummy!

Fav Clothing brand

D&G – it honestly fits like a glove :) I love when they dress me in their finest dresses for the events I DJ for them :)

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer

Hmmmm ... Director X - you know I gotta rep TDOT talent!!! 

Fav Sport to watch

Basketball – GO RAPS GO!

Fav Sport to play

Soccer

 

 

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