Today we’d like to introduce you to Darian Lewis.
Hi Darian, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Becoming a DJ was something I talked about throughout my entire time in high school. It wasn’t until I graduated that I was gifted almost half of my DJ equipment from my parents. Upon attending Texas Southern University, I just introduced myself as DJ D Baby. The crazy part about is at the time, I could barely DJ. I saw going to college as a way to reinvent myself and start a new journey. The rest is history in the making.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Whew. Some things are easier than others, don’t get me wrong. I want to say I struggled the most in the beginning with networking, getting gigs, and being a female in the industry. There aren’t a lot of us doing jobs in a male-dominated craft. So it tends to make things easier in some aspects but a lot harder as well.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m most proud of being the youngest female DJ in Houston making a name for myself. I’m only 22 years old traveling the world to DJ, becoming a QC DJ, being a 1501 DJ, and being affiliated with some the best media outlets and brands. I love my job. My job has definitely had a big influence on my outlook of life.
Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
This list is endless. My parents play a huge role in my success, my family that’s forever in my corner, my friends who keep me grounded, my supporters who always tell me I’m doing a good job and keeping me motivated to work harder, other DJs that have given me opportunities or even taught me things, promoters that book me, and everyone that has contributed to my business in any way. But nonetheless, I owe it all to God.
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