Serafin is often referred to as one of the top 10 remixers of all time. The Los Angeles-based DJ got his first set of turntables at age of 12 has been celebrated for his electrifying remixes and savvy technical style. He is a well-known rising star and performer in the international DJ community.
Serafin is a Self-Taught music producer and remixer who started his career in 2008. Jive Records signed him on for his remixes for superstars Livvi Frank, Jordin Sparks, and Britney Spears. In 2009, he proffered his skills to the Hip Hop All-Stars video game app, the first DJ video game for the iPhone.
He released his first original track “WHUT” under Peak Hour Records in 2010, and followed it with the single “Never Leave Her” in 2011, under Vector Mode Records. In 2011 Serafin produced “This That Shit” with the legendary Greg Nice. In 2013 Serafin also lent his remarkable production skill to Remax Parliament’s “FLASHLIGHT” in the Motion Picture HEAT, starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, and Produced the opening score in Robin Williams, The Crazy Ones with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
In 2014 Serafin started sharing the stage with the band “Royal Machines” in a Sold out show at The Mayan in Downtown Los Angeles, which is composed of rock legends, from Ozzy Osborne, Billy Idol, Dave Navaro, Courtney Love &, James Belushi.
All these achievements are what make Serafin an outstanding DJ Remixer.
We have the honor of interviewing Serafin exclusively and here is more to learn from him:
- Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Serafin: Music was part of my life growing up, my grandfather was the Frank Sinatra of the Philippines. I’d go and play his records every time he’s not home.
My Uncle thought me how to DJ at the age of 12, and I got hooked ever since.
- Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started this career?
Serafin: Love the travel, seeing the world through djing is a blessing. It’s a paid vacation!
- Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
Serafin: I would have to say… don’t tell the club owners that you don’t drink lol.
I was in Shanghai for a 3-week Residencies. I used my Per Diem on food instead of alcohol. Didn’t know it mattered how I spent my Per Diem.
I lost my Shanghai Residency due to not Drinking, they told the booker to never book a sober DJ again.
- What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
Serafin: I had the opportunity to produce and DJ this group called the EDM Rap Pack. It was a fusion of hip hop legends mashed into the EDM Scene. Sen Dogg from Cypress Hill, Baby Bash, and Lil Nate Dogg (Son of the late Nate Dogg)
Right now, I’m excited for on first collaboration with Producer & DJ Sammy Slade.
Our Track PLAY comes out May 28th. It’s a cover of the classic freestyle track by Shannon, Let the Music Play.
It’s been a busy year so far, just launched the first only Electronic Music Pool https://pitchthetempo.com/ with my partner Romi Lux. It’s an Electronic Music Platform for DJs & Producers.
- Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?
Serafin: I’ve met so many and if I have to pick one I have to say, Ozzy Osborne. My green room was directly next to his. His professionalism & passion really gave me a different outlook on this business. The people only see what the media gives them how rock stars or celebrities. They are who they are because of the work they put in.
- Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Serafin: Consistency is key, hype doesn’t last. Make great music that you love and not for the trend. Do you.
- You have been blessed with success in a career path that can be challenging. Do you have any words of advice for others who may want to embark on this career path, but seem daunted by the prospect of failure?
Serafin: Embrace your failures, which are the only way to achieve success when you learn from them. Never stop learning.
- Can you share with our readers any self-care routines, practices, or treatments that you do to help your body, mind, or heart to thrive? Kindly share a story or an example for each.
Serafin: Stop procrastinating! Set Daily Goals. This doesn’t happen overnight.
- What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why? Please share a story or example for each.
Serafin: (1). Invest in your brand. I wish I knew this from the start, marketing is key.
Serafin: (2). Stop Impressing your peers. There’s a reason why some of the DJs come to see you, they want your job! Stop impressing them and impress your crowd.
Serafin: (3). It’s OK to say NO. You don’t have to take every single gig, If it doesn’t fit what you can do, it’ll most likely hurt your brand.
Serafin: (4). Get an LLC. I know it’s just a hobby at first, and LLC for an entrepreneur/self-employed has its benefits.
Serafin: (5). You haven’t Made it until you’re Hated. Stop wasting energy on the negative naysayers; you don’t have to prove anything to them.
- Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
Serafin: It’s my number above. “You haven’t made it until you’re Hated”
- None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
Serafin: My uncle for sure, Tito Caloy, was the one who showed me the art of djing. As far as Producing goes, there are so many. I can’t just name one LOL, if you reading this you know who you are. My family, My Mother supported my decisions and from the beginning. My Girl Christy, who pushes me every day that being basic is not an option.
- You are a person of enormous influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most good to the most people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
Serafin: Kindness.. take time to share your knowledge.
- We are very blessed that some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US with whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch, and why? He or she might see this. 🙂
Serafin: Oh boy, this is a tough one. Representatives from General Atlantic or Hillhouse Capital Group, I would love to pick their brains over Brunch. Chase Carey or Stefano Domenicali, I’m a huge fan of Formula 1, and it’s a Multi-Billion Dollar industry.
14 How can our readers follow you online?
Serafin: Follow me on:
Instagram: @djserafin https://www.instagram.com/djserafin/
On Air (Dash Radio): Every Friday, 9 pm PT 12a ET #theserafinshow on Dash Radio ch. Overdrive
Intuitive and Funny Rapper Unveils Delectable Single: EXCLUSIVE Interview with Exentric
Prepare your taste buds for a musical treat because the vibrant and witty rapper Exentric just dropped his latest single, “Cake Boss”, a playful ode to the sweet life and other unexpected hobbies. Drawing inspiration from the virtuosic stylings of Eminem, Exentric infuses humor and intuition into his unique sound, setting him apart as a developing artist in the rap scene.
Combining clever wordplay with infectious beats, “Cake Boss” is a delightful journey into the world of Mazzilli’s imagination. Known for his intuitive and humorous approach to storytelling, the artist weaves a feast of verses that explore the joy of indulging in life’s simple pleasures, with a particular focus on everyone’s favorite dessert – cake.
Mazzilli brings a fresh perspective to the rap genre, channeling the spirit of Eminem’s intricate rhymes and complex flows. His seamless delivery and sharp wit showcase a level of virtuosity reminiscent of the rap legend, while simultaneously establishing Exentric as a unique and distinctive force with a sound that is entirely his own.
In “Cake Boss” listeners can expect a fusion of clever lyricism and upbeat production, creating a track that not only entertains but also leaves a lasting impression. The single is poised to become a crowd-pleaser, appealing to rap enthusiasts and debuting on Youtube as a force of consistency.
Exentric has been making waves on the underground scene with his previous releases, earning accolades for his ability to seamlessly blend humor and introspection. “Cake Boss” marks a new chapter in his artistic journey, demonstrating his versatility as an artist and cementing his reputation as a rising star in the industry.
As anticipation builds for the release of “Cake Boss,” Exentric invites fans and music enthusiasts to join him on this whimsical ride. The single is available on all major streaming platforms with a promising a delectable sonic experience for all who indulge.
Eccentric took time to answer a few questions about his hometown, his music and what’s next for him…
You are from Boston..how did being from “Beantown” influence you and your music?
Cities like Boston have always inspired me to do something big. Just the vibe of the city can give me new ideas and help start my creative process. I’ve never been a fan of the fast living tho and growing up surrounded by “massholes” and constant swearing definitely rubbed off on me a bit.
How did you come up with the name, “Exentric?” What does it mean to you?
I never really fit into the crowd and back in school I was often bullied and called all sorts of things like “strange, weird, etc”. I was also very ODD and always felt very misunderstood so I picked the word “Eccentric” because it means unconventional and slightly strange. To me, Exentric means being yourself without even caring how other people will perceive you.
Your latest single is “Cake Boss.” Tell us about the song, the recording process, and what is your favorite flavor/type of cake?
CakeBoss originally started as a freestyle but I decided to make it a fun song filled with literary devices. My recording process was pretty straightforward, I would record take after take and experiment a lot with the flow, cadence, delivery etc until I liked it. And my favorite cake is Vanilla/chocolate ice cream cake and cheesecake 🍰
How do you feel about performing live? How often do you get to do it? Any memorable performances?
To be honest I’ve never had much desire to do live shows but I have done them. I could perform more often if I wanted but it would mostly be open mics, small venues etc and right now I’d rather stay focused on creating new music.
What’s next for you? Any plans for an album? Tour? Next single or video?
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Stephen Lind shares a powerful track “Nosebleeds”
Stephen Lind, a new and popular musician in modern music, has just released a new song called “Nosebleeds,” which is the second song from his upcoming album, Pity Party. The song is about relationships and has been produced by Stephen Lind and Taylor Sparks.
“Nosebleeds” is a catchy and relatable song that draws from Lind’s personal experience of a difficult relationship. The song is mesmerizing and has a strong beat that is sure to get you dancing. Lind’s lyrics are powerful and speak to everyone, and the song mixes different music styles like pop, R&B, and electronic music in a way that makes it perfect for dancing at a club.
As someone who writes about music, I can tell you that “Nosebleeds” is a very special song that is changing the music industry. Stephen Lind is a talented musician who knows how to make great music that is both authentic and modern.
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