A few years back I met this young kid, who worked at a bank and claimed he was a good DJ. As time went on we became good friends and I came to find out he was actually a very good DJ. He goes by the name of DJ Dnyce and represents the Black Gorilla DJs. Dnyce has supported both of my clothing lines Ethnology and now Million Monkey. We most recently met up with Dnyce after the Jamboree III Pool Party to catch up with him and find out what was new.
MMC: Hey Dnyce, thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us!
DN: no problem thanks for taking time to talk to me
MMC: First and foremost, I have seen you all over the place lately, what’s your next project?
DN: I have a few projects in the works like The Manhattan Project, Texas Flood Season II, R&B in This Club II, Jamboree pool party series, Front Street Magazine, and a few other projects that I cant discuss yet
MMC: I did the very first Jamboree Pool Party with you a few years ago, and it has grown into a big event. What are your future plans for the Jamboree and why do you host them?
DN: That very first Jamboree in 2008 was great LOL! Hopefully we can turn the Jamboree into a yearly event that will attract people from other cities to San Antonio to help support our local music scene.
MMC: For those who don’t know the Black Gorilla DJs, tell them who it consists of, what you guys have been up to, and what clubs they can find you at?
DN: Black Gorilla DJs represent positive change. Right now we are 3 members strong (Tha Dark Knight & DJ Ranga). Shout out to DJ DJ, he’s not a BGDJ but he is family with the crew.
MMC: What artist are the Black Gorilla DJ’s working with? How can new artists contact you?
DN: Spark Da Beast, Audio Renegades, Tony Jones, Take Ova South, and a few other local talents around the area
MMC: In my opinion you are one of the hardest working DJs in town, what drives you to keep working so hard?
DN: I have to work harder than everyone else. With DJs like Double R, Nappi, King Mike, Donnie D, & AOK I have to work harder and stronger. These guys have been holding the city down for a long time. I’ve only been in San Antonio 3 and half years so I’m the new kid trying to make a little noise. I have a goal to one day compete with DJ Drama and I cannot achieve that by being a career club DJ. I have to expand my brand and show the public what I have to offer. I plan on DJing until the day I am 100% physically unable to do so. If there are DJs out there that are not prepared to give their entire life to DJing, then they should retire now and get a day job.
MMC: I heard a rumor from a bird (kinda looks like the Twitter logo) that you and DJ DJ are going to throw down and have an old school, knock out, grind ‘em battle. Is this true? And how are you going to take DJ DJ out?
DN: HaHaHa! Yeah that’s my boy! DJ DJ and I are on the kind of level that allows us to challenge each other to bring out the best in each other without having beef. Anytime he wants to battle we can throw down on the tables old school style. I will kill him with my Jay Z and West Coast set!
MMC: How is progress with your website and Front Steet Magazine, and maybe tell our new fans what Front Street is?
DN: The website http://thedjdnyce.com is almost ready to launch. http://thefrontstreetmagazine.com will be ready in the winter of 2010. On thedjdnyce.com artist will be able to contact me and submit music for me to handle and host their mixtapes. I will be able to offer them graphic artwork, blog posting and reviews, premium datpiff hosting, thatcrack.com hosting, and actual CD prints to be distributed. On the sites supporters (I like to use this phrase other than fans) will be able to locate all of my events and club nights with ease. They will be able to request to be on my Dnyce list to skip cover charges at night clubs and they will be able to book a VIP party thru the website as well.
MMC: If you could DJ for any artist who would it be?
DN: I would love to DJ for Diddy, Neyo, Ludacris, The Game, Trick Daddy, Scarface, Nas, Busta & Common. If I had to choose one I would say Ludacris.
MMC: If you could be sponsored by any clothing line which one would it be(trick question)?
DN: I would love to be sponsored by Sean John! Hahahahaha nah for real I like doing business with Million Monkey Clothing. Its going to be huge in the market within the next few years
MMC: If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
DN: I would love to meet Jazzy Jeff, because he is a major influence on me as a DJ and a person.
MMC: Where and when was your first DJ gig?
DN: My first solo gig was at a house party for my cousin’s weekly house parties after the high school football games.
MMC: Ok here are my Favorites questions:
Food? Fried food
Movie? Anything old school Eddie Murphy
Dessert? Cheese Cake
Million Monkey Tee? ILL MONEY
Venue you’ve DJ’d? Hemisfair Park San Antonio, TX
Music Artist? Neyo
Actress? All of the super sexy ones
MMC: Before we sign out tell our fans how they can get in contact with you and where they can find you again.
DN: You can catch me online via twitter at http://twitter.com/dj_dnyce210 website http://thedjdnyce.com email email@example.com phone 210-589-5633. Make sure you all stay tuned because 2010 has been a great year and we are only 50% into it. 2011 will be the breaking point