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DJ CEO’s ‘Candy Girl’: THROWBACK!

It’s Throwback Time ladies! This week I coerced my boy DJ CEO from to give us a mix I’ve dubbed “Candy Girl!” Plucking from our love of New Edition, here’s CEO’s formula for getting down! Check out the mix following our Q&A with the “Best Dressed DJ!”

Parlour: Born and raised?

DJ CEO: I was born and raised in the Clinton Hills section of Brooklyn and I thank God everyday. I wouldn’t want to be from anywhere else.

How’d you start spinning?

I started spinning back in 1997. One of the older guys in my building — R.I.P. Fred — was a DJ and he let me mess around on his turntables. Some would say I was a natural because he didn’t have to teach me much. Music is just in me. When I was really young my dad played music all the time for my aunts and uncles, who’d would come over, and we’d party. I played the drums, tuba and baritone in school, so I was always involved in music. After my freshman year in college I worked at the New York radio station 98.7 KISS FM where I learned a lot under the legendary Chuck Chill Out.

Favorite song to play at the height of the party?

The thing about DJ-ing, it’s not about what you like, it’s what works for that particular party. So at the height of the festivities, I’m playing whatever is hot. Right now, either be “Say Ahh” by Trey Songz or “I Wanna Rock” by Snoop. But a song that gets the crowd going crazy without fail and it’s been out for almost a year and a half now is Too Short’s “Blow The Whistle.” I love that song.

What did you want to be when you were little?

I wanted to play baseball for the New York Mets because my household was and still is a Mets household. Also, my dad played semi-pro baseball.

Your DJ idols?

I admire a lot of DJ’s but I only have one idol, DJ Jazzy Jeff. He is the reason I became a DJ. I saw him once DJ without any headphones when I was about 14-years-old and it changed my life.

Who’s the most interesting person in the world and why?

Barack Obama. Everyone knows that he’s an intelligent but I think he’s even smarter than people realize. The public expects or wants him to “Bush” his way into getting things done but he knows he can’t do that — at least not his first term — because he’s the first black president and his every move is recorded. So for now he has to do everything the right way, whether people want to admit it or not he is the President of The United States, not the President of Black Folks. But when we re-elect him, I think we’ll see him become much more aggressive.

Favorite foreign country?

A very little known fact, I’ve only been to Mexico. Sad, right? But when I turn 30, I’m going to Africa.

Favorite saying?

“Just because someone did it the best doesn’t mean it’s perfected.”  I made that one up myself. I’m a perfectionist and just because someone is deemed the best doesn’t mean they are perfect. It just means they are better than everyone else. If you have a C student in a class full of D students, that C student is the best in that class but clearly far from perfect, so I urge folks to strive for perfection.

What piece of clothing do you wear everyday, barring undies?

Well, I’m The Best Dressed DJ PERIOD so I love this question. But barring undies, there is no piece of clothing I wear everyday. I’m always switching it up and doing something new, I don’t even wear a watch everyday.

Favorite movie?

Coming To America

Favorite five songs?

Gyptian’s “Hold Yuh”

Black Eye Peas’ “I Got A Feeling”

Too $hort’s “Blow The Whistle”

Consequence’s “The More I Get” 

Dirty Money’s “Hello Good Morning”

Your definition of a good day?

Waking up to thank God for another day and another chance at being better, four or five messages about gigs, two hours in the gym weight lifting, shopping for a new suit, time to work on some new mixes, dinner with a beautiful woman and rock a crazy party … Then going home to thank God again for making it through the day.

Listen to DJ CEO’s mix here!

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Check Out DJ CEO’s Work & Event Schedule Here:
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  • Tim H.

    Much Love to DJ CEO. The Best Dress DJ Period! He understands what it takes to rock a party! A true trend setter! If you’re looking to have a party you need DJ CEO on the Wheels! GO BROOKLYN!

  • Much respect to DJCEO.. dude is a class act and I wish him much love and continued success.

  • Janald

    DJ CEO is truly one of the hardest working, most professional DJ’s I’ve seen in NYC. If I’m looking forward to a great night in the city….I’m looking forward to whatever club DJ CEO is spinning at cause you know it’s gonna be poppin and the crowd never stops moving when this dude is on the turntables! Much love…keep doing your thing!

  • Lenae G.

    Congrats DJ CEO a.k.a my big brother. I’m so proud of you! Your truly taking the world by storm!

  • Yolie I.

    I have been to so many of your parties. I love your style and the way you are able to please a crowd. The last time I was at your party I had a great time!!!! So did my significant other. You are a gentleman and I must say you are always dressed to a T!!!! Much love always…one of your biggest fans!
    Yolie

  • Keeks

    Can’t hate a DJ that loves Too Short..Beeeiiiiitch

  • Mack

    DJ CEO rocks parties for nouveaus and throwbacks. For such a young dude to play Classic sets like he is in an all plaid suit with three buttons undone off the dress shirt with hush puppies to match is rare these days. Feel like most cats don’t even know classic jams to play them.

  • Ms.Simms

    Ok now!!!! Luvv the mix! Can’t wai to party it up with you sometime this summer. You should come up to Bidgeport, CT…… know they’d really appreciate you here. Much luv!!!!

  • tiff

    wow that was an excellent throwback mix DJ !!!!!

  • Lenae G.

    I know I left a comment a few days ago but it must not have gone through. Regardless congrats big Bro! Your going to take the world by storm. Brooklyn is already a monsoon. Cheah!!!

  • MIckey

    This is such a hot mix!!!! I def have to hear DJ CEO play sometime. Congrats on all your success thus far!

  • DJ CEO

    I appreciate all the love folks. For real. Be sure to check out the website. Peace