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January 2017: Turning a hobby into a career – DV One on his unconventional path to DJ superstar

dv-one_headshotThe Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour is back and we’re thrilled to announce a new location (through March) – MoPOP’s Culture Kitchen – and a very special guest to kickoff 2017, internationally acclaimed DJ – DV One. Join us on Wednesday, January 25 as Toby “Fresh” Campbell aka DV One talks about his journey as a DJ, businessman, entrepreneur, parent, consultant, community leader, and Seattleite – how all of these things relate to each other and contributed to his success. He’ll share tips on how to create, and monetize, a unique DJ identity and share how he turned his hobby, and passion for music, into a rewarding career.

This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome, must be 21+ to drink.

RSVP here.

BIO:  DV One, born Toby Campbell, is regarded as one of the most innovative and unique DJs working in the areas of hip hop, funk, and new classics. His talent and hard work dating back to the early ‘90s has brought him success on dance floors, radio airwaves, international tour circuits and beyond. A Seattle native, DV One spent most of 2007-2011 traveling across the U.S. DJing for the preeminent head-to-head producer battle “Red Bull Big Tune” spinning alongside acts like De La Soul, Just Blaze, The Roots, and Hi-Tek. At the same time, he traveled overseas with Quannum Records darlings the Lifesavas, supporting their US and European tours.

DV One is widely credited as a key figure in Hip Hop. He’s shared the stage with music icons Quincy Jones, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Kid Rock, Black Eyed Peas, Grand Wizard Theodore, Beat Junkies, Mos Def, Eminem, Fat Joe, 50 cent, The Roots, DJ Quik, Ice Cube, Nas, Public Enemy, Ice T, Kool Keith, Rahzel, Xzibit, Dr. Dre, Invisible Scratch Piklz, Slum Village, Soul Sonic Force, Biz Markie, and EPMD. He’s also the DJ for Jurrasic 5’s key MC Chali2na and, if that’s not enough, landed a gig at Dave Chappelle’s Bloc Party Tour. Just when there was little left to conquer, he was brought onboard in 2004 to be the official DJ of the Seattle Seahawks.

One comment on “January 2017: Turning a hobby into a career – DV One on his unconventional path to DJ superstar

  1. Jenna
    January 28, 2017

    This was such a wonderful event. Huge thank you to those who organized it and to DV One for sharing his insights. It really was a great presentation from a very cool, very smart artist. Thank you!

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