What keeps me motivated
music is the key!
AT THE CORE
The love for technology, music
and most of all, family.
The primary job of a DJ is to select songs to play, of course. Sometimes these are pre-selected as a set, sometimes they’re chosen on the fly based on the crowd and the music the prior DJs have played. It is usually a combination of the two. DJs who have great song selections are typically called diggers (from digging for records in crates at record stores).
Reginald Leger, a native of the Republic of Haiti, has always had a kinship for the technical as well as the creative aspect of audio and video.
Started his DJ career at 12 years old. Got influenced by some of the best Haiti had to offer. Master G. From Radio Port-au-Prince, Jean Camille “JC International” from Radio Metropole, most of all Vladimix from “Radio Nationale”. He was a guest DJ in these stations as well. When he came of age, Reginald worked for Radio National following the foot steps of Vladimix and later on got his own radio show at Majik 107 where he had the honor of working in the company of some radio legends in Haiti, Jean Camille “JC International” and Joe Damas.
He than moved on to work at Signal FM where he also had his own show and inserted himself among the best DJs Haiti had to offer. He started a movement in the DJ profession in Haiti by organizing some DJ contests and really got the public to understand an appreciate DJ skills.
Sasha Brant and a group of young DJs including Reginald got together an invited some of the best DJs from Miami Florida: DJ Laz, Tony The Tiger etc…
Leger became one of the go to DJs for any party in Haiti. He got together with a group on DJs like: Fritz Joassin “Toto Beat”, Fred Joassin, Pierrick Madsen “DJ Rick M”, Ernst Samedi ” Plashimix”, Vladimir Dumesle “Vladimix”, Tony Dalmistt “Tony D”. etc… and formed the most exclusive group of DJs in Haiti.
In 1994, he moved to Miami and started playing in some of the well known clubs on South Beach. Bash, Les Bains, Amnesia and on…
Leger once said only the lucky ones get up in the morning and look forward to going to work and he considers himself very lucky indeed.
Keep it Simple, Keep it Clen
The secret ingredient in what I do is passion
Perfection can be learned
Playing music is easy. DJing…. Not so much. There is a difference.
Yeah the dumb part is if you play top 40, have no DJ skill, don’t mix, you’re fine. If you play top 40, attempt to mix but fail (trainwreck) you stand out.
You can take 1000 songs, multi-genre, sort by BPM and mix music, but if you take 100 random tracks and beatmix them perfectly for 4 hours, chances are you’re not creating that vibe in room (otherwise known as room programming).
I have had some amazing reactions to what I do, and then I’ve seen people try to duplicate it and fail. I’m not perfect and sometimes the crowd is complicated but I like to take pride in not playing the same set 4 nights a week, trying to find older songs other DJs and people in the crowd forgot about to take them back. I play whole songs when the time is right, and I short mix when the time is right. Some guys like to play the first minute of every song all night long. Others talk too much on the mic.