In a world where every pleb with a laptop calls themselves a DJ, Dainjazone needed to take some serious action to stand out from the pack. In the summer of 2010, Dainjazone befriended Redfoo of LMFAO and before long became a regular of LMFAO’s Party Rock Wednesdays at the famous Hollywood venue Drai’s. Dainjazone has been categorised by some as a “new wave DJ”, mainly because of his innovative online program The MikiDz Show which airs every Monday night and is gaining rather a large following in dance circles.
Kristy Johnson caught up with Dainjazone ahead of his springtime residency with Redfoo at Marquee.
Has music always been your main passion?
No, I was a baseball player and wanted to become a professional in the sport. I stumbled into music, and then one thing led to another. It’s crazy how things work out! I love to be a DJ as I have the opportunity to be a creator and share my creativity.
How would you describe your sound?
I’m tastefully all over the map. I like to play multiple genres, so if I’m working with a diverse crowd everybody wins. I don’t like to play one specific genre too long, so I’m pretty quick to switch things up.
How would you describe your working relationship with Redfoo?
A friend from high school introduced me to Redfoo’s manager, Ian Fletcher. We have great chemistry. I know exactly what he’s going to play, so I know what not to play. He always asks me what’s the new sound, and if he has a new track he plays it for me and sometimes asks for my opinion.
How did you enjoy your last trip to Australia?
I’ve never had a bad trip to Australia. Every trip is top shelf! The party scene in Australia is great because people come ready to party. I think it’s better than LA. LA isn’t as fun as you think. A lot of people stand around and talk instead of getting lost in the music.
What: Redfoo Spring Residency
Where: Marquee At The Star
When: Friday September 27 / Saturday October 12