How did you come by your stage name?
I love music and been DJing for about over 20 years. About 5 years ago I started producing music and writing songs so the name all my life been has been Dee Kimble from childhood. When I started playing at clubs and venues, I just put DJ and font of my name and been DJ Dee Kimble ever since.
When did you discover your love for music, your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Well as a DJ you appreciate all formats of music all genres even if it’s not your favorite you respect the creativity, the talent, the message. As a DJ you showcase another person’s music. I came to realize that I wanted to bring something to the table as well.
I feel the music industry especially in hip-hop lacks a certain positive humbling experience for the average joe. I wanted to bring that spiritual kind of positive message in the music without being a religious fanatic. Kind of that feel-good music that speaks to the soul. I believe it’s my responsibility to bring and promote what’s good for the heart.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I really try not to copy anybody style or sound like anybody. I want to be original and different and not be a carbon copy of somebody else. If someone tells me “Oh, you sound like this guy or that guy” Than I believe I failed as a real music artist. I want to be authentic, real and not a knockoff of anyone else.
On your current project, How did you come up with the concept?
The Meaning of Life is a single and will be the title of my album which will include 10 songs. I came up with this concept because it is very simple, everybody wants to know “What’s the Meaning of Life”. It does not matter what race, culture, demographics, gender or economic status you are, everyone asks that question from time to time. So, at this point in my life, it is the main topic of discussion. I believe most people can relate to this. I want to make music that’s relate-able.
What are some of your greatest challenges as a DJ, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
The greatest challenges as an artist is accepting that not everybody is going to be a fan of what you do. Of course, you want billions of fans and you want everybody to like you. But that’s impossible. And I came to grips with that early on. Also, it’s such a crowded industry it’s a challenge to stand out and be different. Also, it is an everyday struggle to fight ego.
If you’re not too careful as a music artist it is easy to get self-center and be jealous of other musician’s success which leads to the next question is that my greatest attribute when it comes to my work ethic is my character, integrity, principles, and morals. Those are my strengths and my ability to win the trust of my fans. It’s called building relationships even with other talented singers, rappers, producers, and musicians, earning their respect as well. Talent is talent only can take you so far, but you have to have these other characteristics and work had as well.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
This question I really do not like although it’s a great question. I enjoy what I do, and I have a lot of passion. Rather I’m behind the mic or the turntables you will get 100% and more. I will never claim to be better than anybody else, I believe if you have heart and grit anybody can be great.
I do not get into challenges with anybody nor do I like competing on who has the better talent. All I know is that I work hard. I sacrifice family time, nights, weekends, party nights and sleep to perfect my craft. And that is all I have to say about that.
What impression would you like fans to be left with after experiencing your craft?
Want to them feel positive, hopeful, spiritual, peaceful, insightful.
What are your plans for the near future?
My plans for the future are to continue to create positive music and promote others as well. I am looking to promote a few strong dedicated artists that have positive or fun music to spread to the youth. Eventually, this will turn into a Record Label/Promotional Company (I will put my name behind this) it will solely focus on spreading a positive message throughout the world.
I feel there too much negative content with self-indulgence, fakeness, shadiness materialist nonsense and it’s getting into the music culture. If you turn on the radio, you’re not really given much of choice what you listen too. It’s pretty much the same songs played 6 times a day. It is nothing wrong with that. But I believe music listeners need to have other options.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
God is my number one source.
How can potential fans find you?
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