What is your name and what city do you rep?
I go by DJ Megzz and i rep my hometown Bayville, NY, as well as the city i grew up in, Raleigh, NC.
What is unique about you and your music?
I think my music is unique because every song i have and going to make can be different, for example on my upcoming EP the first track is actually an R&B song. Haha so ya, as long as it sounds good to me then i will gladly put it out.
What shaped your music?
I really think Steve Angello’s Stockholm Skies shaped how i want or try to have most of my music sound. Other influences are Years and Years, Tiesto, and The Chainsmokers.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
I realized i wanted to make a change in my life and produce music after i went through some personal issues. After going through a tough time with my mental health i decided i really wanted to give this music thing a shot.
What type of music do you listen to?
I listen to whatever sounds good to me. My favorite artist is Drake so obviously i listen to him, but one day i can be listening to hip hop and then the next day im listening to electronic music. It just depends on how im feeling at the time and what sounds really good.
Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?
MGK, or Machine Gun Kelly. His flow and lyrics are out of this world. The energy he brings in his songs and in his performances is really something special. Hes one of my favorite artists to listen to.
How do you prepare for making a new project or song?
I always produce and make music alone and by myself. I have bad ADD and if im with other people then i get really distracted and i cant focus on the beats and effects. So sometimes you might not see me for hours until i come up with something.
What ignites your producing?
I think what ignites my ideas for a new song or project is how im feeling at that time. I always try to make music that represents how im feeling and maybe what im going through. I like being able to say that my project is a representation of how i was feeling or what i was going through and at the end the project sort of tells a story.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
When im not making music im probably watching hockey or hanging out with family and friends. My family and friends are crucial in my life as well as my favorite sports team, The pittsburgh penguins.
Success to you is…
Success to me is when you can be content and happy with your life and what you do.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help other artists out?
I would say its better to be different than be like everyone else or like another artist. I think being unique and different helps you stand out.
Any upcoming projects?
I have my new album called “Sleepless Nights” coming out on February 3rd. I also have something in the works that is going to be a surprise, but ill keep that a secret for now.
Where do we find you music / music project?
You can find me on itunes and soundcloud.