34+ Best DJ Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous DJ Quotes

I don’t judge anybody because I’ve been the one to party and look for the after party to begin! I have more fun now both when I DJ and in general. — Curtis Jones

I’d always fought against presenting radio really, because my father was a radio DJ in Australia. He’s just recently retired. And I kind of didn’t want to follow in his footsteps. But I suppose, as we all find as we become older, to some extent we do all become our parents. — Jarvis Cocker

I’m not a DJ – I don’t know how to scratch or mix records, but I know how to party, and I know music. I grew up in Philly; it’s a very musical city. My house was full of music. — Amber Rose

The IPO market is sector-driven, but we had a cautionary flag with DJ Orthopedics. It flopped. — John Fitzgibbon

Music has always been an inspiring factor in my work, and this piece portrays a DJ performing his craft. — Daren Causey

The form of sculpture that I practice involves the aesthetic of the human vestige emerging from within a block of raw stone. The emphasis is upon creating a portrait or an intuitive work that projects emotional intelligence and upon first glance, speaks directly to the heart.- DJ Garrity — DJ Garrity

In high school, I threw a party to get a guy’s attention. I wanted him to think I was cool, so I let him and his friends DJ and basically take over the house. — Molly Tarlov

I was lucky enough to grow up in an era when radio was less formatted. It was really special. You could hear a jazz song then a pop song then a show tune then some jazz. Basically, whatever the DJ felt like playing, he would play. He was educating you and exposing you to things you would never hear otherwise. — Todd Rundgren

My contribution is: I was the first DJ to make the turntable an instrument. — Grandmaster Flash

And we had a DJ – my childhood friend from Chicago came to be the DJ at our party out in LA. It was a party, rockin’ and rolling, and it was dancing and fun. For me it was different; just to have family with us. — Jami Gertz

My contribution to this whole thing is I was the first DJ to take an inanimate object called the turntable and play it like it was an instrument. — Grandmaster Flash

I’ve always been the DJ or the bass player or the drummer, somebody in the background. I don’t think anybody who knows me personally would say that I’m particularly shy or introverted, but I’m definitely not like Mr. Attention. — Mayer Hawthorne

I still listen to a lot of the classics from Bob Dylan and John Martin, but I love electronic music as well. I’m a big fan of an Australian DJ and producer called Flume, who I think is incredible. He should be more successful in the U.K.! — Gabrielle Aplin

I don’t want to be classified as an old-skool DJ or new-skool DJ. I want to be classified as an all-skool DJ who plays it all. I also want to learn to DJ house music in my own fashion. — Grandmaster Flash

Inspiration appears at times,to be a sophistication of chance and blunt force emotion – DJ Garrity — DJ Garrity

I’m of the opinion that as a DJ you must always play what you love and ignore what’s ‘trendy’ because true passion always eclipses what’s fashionable. Quality is always fashionable. — Boy George

As much as I try to add pizazz and flare, which makes the game great, there is a lot to be said about execution and making the right plays. All that DJ Whay and hoopla and stuff, if it’s effective and it’s working, then great, but I’ll take execution before pizazz for a championship any day. — Lindsay Whalen

Some nightlife places, people aren’t there for the music, and it’s depressing. I’m not just a club DJ; I am a producer, and I’ll only DJ when the crowd is there to enjoy the music. — Ansel Elgort

My great inspiration has always been Studs Terkel, who is a wonderful American oral historian. He was a radio DJ at first, interviewed a lot of jazz musicians, and at some point started to interview Americans about work. — Hans-Ulrich Obrist

I think 2014 for me is going to give me the possibility to do even bigger things than anyone has done. I want to change the party scene – like, stop just being a DJ with lights, a big LED screen, and oh-look-at-me speakers. There’s way more to a party, and I think everyone knows it. I want to make it special. — Afrojack

Disco is the first technology music. And what I mean is that ‘disco’ music is named after discs, because when technology grew to where they didn’t need a band in the clubs, the DJ played it on a disc. — will.i.am

I go to a lot of rap shows and sometimes take what they do from a performer’s aspect, how they interact with the crowd. I always have a DJ with me on the road, as well as some dancers. — Hannibal Buress

Dance music cannot compete with a really great rock n’ roll song. There ain’t no DJ that’s gonna play something that can take ‘Mr Brightside’ or ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger.’ — Brandon Flowers

If it’s time to party, it’s time for hip hop. I love Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye. If I’m chilling at home though, I’m listening to Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Radiohead, DJ Shadow. I also listen to a lot of classical. — Alexis Knapp

I shout at the radio when someone starts talking over the end of a song. Shut up! I don’t want to hear that the DJ has just found a mouldy sandwich in the corner of the studio. Nor do I like it when the magic of something you’re watching is shattered by an advert for Argos. — Jessica Brown Findlay

I DJ’d for years. I DJ’d in high school, and I think my parents thought it was a passing thing. And then when I was in my second year of college, I was like, ‘Yeah, you guys don’t need to send me money anymore. My DJ gigs are good enough. I’m selling music; I think I’m gonna have a record deal. I can pay my tuition.’ — Kaskade

When you’re a soul singer, I’m singing a lot of songs about love and relationships that I think a lot of girls really relate to. For whatever reason, that seems to get ’em excited. The DJ, everyone always says the DJ gets all the chicks, but that’s never been my experience. — Mayer Hawthorne

Before this DJ thing, I was hopelessly taking things apart to try to figure out how they worked. I’d go mess around with burned-out cars, with my mom’s stereo – I was public enemy #1 in my house for that. So my mom noticed that I was interested in this and decided to send me to school so I’d know what I was doing. — Grandmaster Flash

At a festival, a lot of people came to see other artists, so you have to put on a signature set and performance: ‘This is what I do, this is why I’m here.’ At solo gigs, I’m a DJ – I’ll play two-and-a-half hours, and not just my own music, also my favorite songs by other artists. — Afrojack

My views on equality are pretty obvious. I mean, I did play a highly complex lesbian techno DJ on TV, but I know it’s not always easy to come out and tell the world where you stand. — Sarah Shahi

I was the first DJ to make the turntable an instrument. — Grandmaster Flash

We can’t have a DJ every day, but they sure enjoyed it. At the raffle desk, we had people sign up for the rewards card. Those are potential repeat customers. — David Atlee

I personally see myself as a musician in the first place. You know, I don’t want to say I will be a producer and DJ for the rest of my life. I can totally see myself being in another band in five years, if that’s what my heart and soul wants to do, if that’s what will make me happy. I’m totally happy to just not DJ anymore. — Zedd

When you play in a band, you’re in phase with people. When you’re a DJ, you’re totally off-phase. Your work time is 3 A.M. – 5 A.M. and I don’t think you can connect. You’re miserable the whole time. Whenever I see a DJ in the airport, they are always on the verge of crying. — Thomas Mars

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