DJ Chase is not only a student to the game but also, an imperative trend setter within the the music industry. Specializing in Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae/ Dance-Hall, old-school, and
House music. Not only did DJ Chase work his way through the Big Apple, he also expanded his brand in cities such as; Connecticut, Atlanta, Boston, and Miami Beach. This exposure solidified him as one of the City’s most promising music acts. As he grew as a live
DJ, he went on to expand his skills by branching out to radio FM Radio and Satellite Radio,
mixing on stations such as 88.9 FM Oswego New York, Sirius XM Satellite Radio (Shade 45), and as of 2019, Connecticut’s Smack Em’ Radio. Eventually, Chase ventured out and solidified his entrepreneurship with owning his own independent music label; Worldwide Soundz Records, Music Publishing company; DJ Chase Publishing LLC, and is apart of the Fleet DJs – NYC Division. DJ Chase is working towards his foundation and has been going since. He dropped an EP called; “Rich In Spirit” back in September (which is on all major streaming platforms) featuring Brooklyn-Native Hip Hop Artist; Johnnie Floss which has been making a lot of noise within the underground Hip Hop Scene. As the 4 quarter comes to an end, DJ chase finishes strong with a New debut single “Line it up” featuring Hip Hop Artist Notes 82 which is already make waves in the game. We look forward to witnessing his growth as he rises within his career
Read more below, as I was able to interview DJ Chase
V-Henny: What inspired you to pursue your career as a DJ?
DJ Chase: I been djing back since in 1998 when I was 12. My father brought me my first DJ set; the gemini xl 100s. I wasn’t really good but it was so much fun and innocent. I actually wanted to be a stock broker. I but God had different plans for me. My pops was part of the zulu nation. and I just feel right in it.
Vee: Also, can you speak on your experience, when you starting your career as a DJ, getting gig offers?
Chase: When I started to DJ professionally it was fun when I started. I really started booking gigs in college in SUNY Oswego, back in 2005. I started DJing college parties and college radio. and I been doing it ever since.
Vee: As a veteran in this game, What would you like fans to know about your daily grind?
Chase: lol I appreciate that, My daily grind consists of praying. Exercise, watching my diet. Loads of phone calls, and emails. You have to be very committed. I wake up and don’t check my phone. I stretch. and Clear my mind to start my day. I open my phone and check my schedule and the daily and weekly expenses and budgets. and I take it from there
Vee: Your goal is to create a legacy, build yourself up as an entrepreneur and reach your highest potential. The sky’s the limit as you would say. Starting your own publishing/production company and independent label, what’s one challenge you overcame that made you want to become a better creative?
Chase: The One Challenge is dealing with the social media perception of what success is, when your tryna conduct business with people. I’m a very private person. I don’t even have enough time to post every single thing or business deal I do on social media. Plus in the type of business I do and conduct, I can’t post my business dealings on social media. This helps me be a better creative because I learn more meticulous ways to be have more mystique.
Vee: What makes you stand apart from your competitors?
Chase: I have my own sound and style. I never followed anyone or emulated anyone. I also don’t feel anyone is my competition because I came up different from these industry people, I don’t focus on gossip and politics, I focus solely on the music.
Vee: If you had a chance to put together a track with 3 major artist who would be on the record and why?
Chase: 50 Cent, Jay-z, Dru Down. The Reason Why I would put them on a record together, as crazy as it sounds I’ve worked with every artist I wanted to work with, growing up. Except these 3. They were my favorite artists growing up. and still are. The other artists I would put have passed away.
Vee: Your latest project “Rich in spirit” which dropped back in September. Elaborate to us the concept behind the title and the cover art.
Chase: The title was inspired by God to be honest. This year was rough on a lot of people including myself. I lost a lot of friends. And my final straw was when I had a phone call during the riots and protests for Gerorge Floyd, and I spoke with a representative from a “Major Label” When everyone was tryna exploit and use “black lives matter” as a cloack to exploit young black artists. I really had to scream at him, and I just lost it. So I wanted to just do a positive album and a hybrid gospel album. The cover art was a art piece I had custom made to represent heaven, and just uplift people.
Vee: From radio, podcast to producing music for artists. Would you say Your love for music is the same as it is for the business? Please elaborate
Chase: I mean it’s both. I love the business side more cause I get to travel and connect with high society people that I could never even be around if I only did music.
Vee: We know that you’re always dropping gems for the culture, inspiring and motivating others to want more. When In doubt, what do you do when you are in need of motivation or inspiration?
Chase: Honestly I just surround myself with people who really know me. Motivating and helping other people succeed motivates me. All the shit I’ve been through to get to where I’m at now, I still got a chip on my shoulder from it. I know how to channel that memory of when people used to tell me I’m wack, and the people who said I would never make it.
Vee: What’s next? What are we expecting from you in the near future?
Chase: The Next Step is a big Office and More Big Singles, and More Blessings From God. I want better health, and to give black people more jobs.