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Continued: C.J.: DJ behind the hit 'Dance Bitch' puts backfield in motion doin' 'Da Butt'

  • Article by: C.J. , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 31, 2014 - 10:29 PM


Q: What are some other songs with ridiculous titles in the opinion of Mr. “Dance Bitch”?

A: There are so many. Maybe I can research this.


Q: Who are your famous parents, as I see that Tom Cruise’s son Connor and Tom Hanks’ son, Chet, are also in the DJ event party game?

A: Yeah. I think that’s really interesting how a lot of kids are kind of getting into it now. Me, I had to fight my way. I didn’t get the [famous] parents. Oddly enough, I just got offered a gig over the weekend to play a Hard Rock launch in Mexico and I was already booked and the job went to Tom Cruise’s son.


Q: How long have you been doing this?

A: On and off for 20. There were some times when I’d be on a roll and then I’d move to another country or want to travel. I was just young and silly. The time I got the most momentum was in L.A.


Q: You’ve done some stellar private celebrity events?

A: Yes a lot of that’s hired by celebrities, hired by the studios, their production companies. Interestingly, an event producer booked Katy Perry to play an event and brought me on as the DJ. Once I had a really fun time; I was deejaying at an event and Justin Timberlake came on and started deejaying with me. He took the mike. He was using the left deck and I was using the right. He’s very talented; even [with] something he doesn’t know that much about — deejaying — he was really good.


Q: When Boy George was deejaying at Glamorama a few years ago, the crowd was complaining loudly about the music he was playing and he showed them what he thought of their griping by flipping them the bird. Do you have a Boy George story?

A: He’s on a comeback. He’s been doing it for a long time. I went to see him deejay at a party when I was 15 years old, when he was just finding his legs.


Q: And you’ve been sneaking into nightclubs since you were, what, 13?

A: Yeah. I think 15 really was the first. You know what, yeah, 13. [Laughter] First time I ever played in a club, I was 15. I had a show, had to show the promoter a fake ID. Eighteen really [is how old he needed to be].

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