Date of Interview: 03/17/2010
Few deejays ever become as popular as the artists they spin on their turntables. DJ Chachi has gained notoriety in celebrity circles, however, as the hand-picked “master of (musical) ceremonies” in some of the United States’ hottest upscale clubs. As New York’s hottest deejay, Chachi currently enjoys residencies at Tenjune and Simyone Lounge in Manhattan, along with several other venues across the nation.
Upon the release of his Split Personalities mixtape, DJ Chachi managed to squeeze some time out of his busy schedule and settle down for an interview with Clayton Perry – reflecting on his early years at No Exit, his personal strategy for “reading” a crowd, and his thoughts about deejaying in the “Serato age.”