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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?

I'm Alex known as Dozier. I'm a DJ, Producer, and Instrumentalist. I perform live around the Denver, Colorado electronic scene.

How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years? Do you feel that changing tastes over years as artistic growth? ?

Since I'm constantly listening to various types of genres, my influences are all over the map. My first guitar teacher showed me Joe Satriani, so I was really into instrumental music from an early age. Growing up I also listened to a lot of jazz with my Dad like Coltrane and Dave Brubeck. My tastes haven't changed over the years, only broadened. I listen to a lot of World music and spend more time exposing my tastes to many cultures. In the electronic world, my influences are CloZee, Bassnectar, DJ Shadow, and the Glitch Mob. I also love Pretty Lights in that his music is so timeless, reaching across the decades. I discover new artists using a lot of different mediums. My friends always have great recommendations and their tastes are so different. I can usually discover a wide spectrum of music through them. I also use Spotify and Soundcloud a lot for hunting down tracks for my live sets. A lot of the time I'll follow a label that I like and see what they're interested in on social media.

What´s new right now?

I have a couple live gigs coming up in Denver. One at Cervantes which is always a blast to play at. I'm working on an album and having several collabs and singles coming out on Soundcloud and Spotify in the next couple months. Check out my remix for CloZee dropping in the next couple weeks.

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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?

Most of my gigs have come from putting myself out there on the local scene. Find out who the players are in your town and get to know them. People are more likely to hire their friends or people they vibe with than a stranger. I rarely have gotten anything from a cold email or a contest, so my best tip, be personal about it. Don't waste your time on trying to win contests to play at a festival, make genuine connections with people. Show them you have something to offer them instead of wanting something from them first.


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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


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How do you promote yourself? Do you have any specific promotion tips for other musicians?


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We meet again in one year. What has changed?


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