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Mark DeMiggs: Profile + Interview

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Mark DeMiggs: Interview

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

Inspiration: My Friends

Passion: I want to work harder

Strength: A Realist

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

Mark DeMiggs DeMarco. I’m a dance instigator, wannabe chef, super nerd, Drake Photobomber, Twerk ambassador to The6, NBA 2k Champ, Internet Troll and your new Best Friend.

Why do you do what you do?

I do it cause I love it.

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

I knew I wanted to be a dj in the 12th grade when I was doing my co-op at a recoding studio. That’s where I learned how to use turntables and CDJ. I was playing hip hop & R&B. I was so terrible at it, did it for like a year and a half then I quit. A few years later I was at the Virgin Mobile Fest, saw MSTKRFT for the first time and was like I want do that! I picked up Ableton (yes I’m an Ableton Dj) and I learned how to dj with that program and haven’t stopped since. Now I’m looking beyond djing and looking to guide young djs and artist. I want to bring people together and create amazing music and start a movement. Trying to become the Soulection of the north.

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

Stage fright was a big one. I still get nervous every time I play. I’ve always said to my self if I don’t feel that way before I play then it’s time to hang it up. That feeling means I still care about what I do.

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

I hope I inspired some people. I get a lot of young djs coming up to me now and telling me they love my performance and the music I put out. That is always such a great thing to hear. My friends are my inspiration! Skratch Bastid & Dj Illo the only 2 djs I’m so scared to play in front of they are just so talented it scares me. My fam Gladiator are so amazing at everything but they are just so humble. They have inspired me to be myself always. Dan and Ian are just the nicest guys and are always just themselves at all times. You don’t have to be an Asshole to make it in this business. My brother in arms Techtwelve that guy always has my back. He been guiding me and giving me the best advice for years, best mentor. Of course Thugli (Tom Wrecks & Pat Drastik) the Canadian trap lords. 2 of the best dudes I’ve every meet. I owe my whole career to Tom. Without that guy I would not have done the things I’ve done or be where I am today.

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

Not pushing myself to do the things I’m doing now a lot sooner. I was working a 9-5ish type of job and djing on the side just because I kept saying to myself I need the job for income. I realized that it was also holding me back. I wasn’t able to get out there and do the things I wanted to do because I had other responsibilities. I quit that job now I’m 100% focus and things are heading the right direction and moving really quickly. You just got to take risk sometimes. Don’t know the final outcome yet but everything is looking fucken great right now.

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

I started my own monthly party called tRXtment in Toronto along side my itzsoweezee.com team and my good friend Ben Watson. Besides all the parties and djing I’m working with lots of new talent. My plan is in 2 years I’m going to have a collective of talented artist to take over the internet/world hahaha. Can’t really talk about everything just yet but keep your eyes and ears open.

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

Be yourself, be a nice person, don’t be scared to talk to people and if you really want things, you got to work hard for it.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

If wheelchair Jimmy can become a 6God so can you. Oh and hit me up if your making good music. ITZSOWEEZEE.com

 

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Mark DeMiggs: Profile

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Full name

Mark DeMarco

Age

31

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Calgary, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Philippines & Italy

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

DJ/Producer/Co-Founder of ITZSOWEEZEE/Blogger at ITZSOWEEZEE.com/Talent Manager at ITZSOWEEZEE

How long have you been doing it?

Djing for 6 years/Producing for 2 years/5years at itzsoweezee

Fav Song

All Time: The Dream – Shawty Is Da Shit & Disclosure ft Jessie Ware – Confess To Me

 

Right Now: Sable – Surf & Rae Sremmurd - Come Get Her (Aazar remix)

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Disclosure/Mariah Carey/Jay-Z/Daft Punk/The Dream

Fav Movie

“Star Wars – A New Hope” hands down

Fav Actor/Actress

Leo!

Fav Clothing brand

ITZSOWEEZEE

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Visual: Skottie Young & Joe Madureira I read a lot of comics
Photographer: don’t think I could name one

Filmaker: Michel Gondry & Spike Jonze just cause they have made some asweome movies but even better music videos

Dancer: My home girl Tatiana Parker. Look her up

Coreographer: Michael Peters (Guy who did Thriller and Beat It)

Fav Sport to watch

Basketball

Fav Sport to play

Video Game Basketball ;)

 

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Links

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Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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