Hailing from Puerto Rico and having relocated to Miami momentarily, DJ Ed Wood has been spinning since high school. He is currently competing in the most important DJ contest of the USA, Matinee Las Vegas Contest 2015. He is considered by his colleagues to be one of the most prestigious DJs of the Caribbean. He has a great look and was a lot of fun to speak with.
So what do you have to do to win the Matinee Las Vegas Contest?
Well I needed to make a podcast, but for the first round I need likes. Then the second step, the producers will listen to my podcast.
How long have you been a DJ?
I was in high school. I started doing basic stuff, like organizing music. Then I started practicing. I always went early for practice, all the time. My passion was to grow.
Do you have a favorite DJ?
DJ Paolo, Alain Jackinsky, Rosabel, Abel, Junior Vasquez. They are all my inspiration.
What is your favorite thing about being a DJ?
To see the people on the dance floor, screaming and dancing all night.
Are you a traveling DJ?
Yes, I have the experience to take that big step.
How many years have you been a DJ?
I started at 17 years old. Until now, I think 19 years. Just playing in gay clubs, I have 15 years.
So you prefer a gay audience?
I don’t blame you, it’s more fun.
Yes, it’s a lot of fun.Do you write and produce your own music?
I have some.
Lately all of the DJs have replaced the entertainers; the DJs have become the stars. Why do you think that happened?
I think the DJ is the soul of the party. The drag queen is a good performance, but they are only there for 45 minutes. The DJ is there for six hours, all night, and you’re still dancing and having fun.
What do you do for fun when you’re not working?
Go to the beach, listen to a lot of music.
Where do you live now?
I live now in Puerto Rico, but I’m moving to Miami at the end of this month.
Do you have a plan to come to New York?
Yes, soon. I think Miami is one of the most important cities on the international scene. New York too, but in Miami I have family.
What’s the biggest party that you’ve ever played?
I played at Pride in Puerto Rico.
Where are you going to be in 10 years?
I see myself as a DJ/producer, playing all the different parties in United States.
What type of music do you play?
I play house. I think it’s too slow for my crowd, but I love it.
Something tells me you aren’t a top 40 DJ for sure.
No, I don’t like the top 40. I play some commercial music, if the people want.
If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Mykonos. It’s a very beautiful place.
If I looked inside that DJ soul of yours, what would I find?