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ToggleSwitch808


Read the ToggleSwitch808 Interview below and share it on social media.


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


Hi there and thanks for checking out my interview, I'm ToggleSwitch808. I gave myself the name ToggleSwitch808 around the time I started Djing in 2009. Originally it was supposed to be ToggleSwitch but unfortunately, a band ended up taking it at some point. I came up with that name because of this toggle switch I would always carry around with me when I was in high school and the 808, most peoples guess is either the 808 kick drum or sample but it's actually because I'm from Hawaii.

That's where I started Djing, it was at a small underground club in Chinatown on their open deck nights. Shortly after that, I bought my own turntables mixer and the journey began. I've got some of my current mixes up on soundclound.com/toggleswitch808 and I also have some playlists of music I like and I'm always down to trade and share music. You can also like my facebook page if you are inclined to at facebook.com/toggleswitch808

I have also started producing recently, nothing finished yet. I'm currently going to college to learn how to produce and much more. I hope to move and inspire people with my music one day.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


I've loved Electronic Music since I was about 9 and it all started out with a Happy HardCore mixtape ? that one of my friends gave to me and I'm definitely glad that she did because I still listen to those songs till this day and I might not have listened to the music that I've grown to love so much. I'd have to say that my influences come from all over the place though, ranging from original Disco to Metal, Rap, Funk, and many more. It all kinda stuck with me, I just love Music.

I owe a lot of my influences to my friends, they would give me CD's or bands to look up and by the time iPods came around I filled that thing to the max right away. A lot of my influences for electronic music came from the local DJs that I would I would listen to at raves. I still listen to a lot of the things that I liked back then but some of it I ask myself "why was this a thing?" For the most part, I've been pretty consistent with what I like but I'll always find a new sub-genre that I'll fall in love with but can never find enough of it.


What´s new right now?


My friends and I have started a production company and one of our friends has invested in a Yacht that is currently on it's way to L.A. that we will be turning into a Private Club. If you are interested at all you can shoot me a message either through my SoundCloud or my Facebook page which I've put in the bottom of the Page. I've also got a new mix I'll be uploading, with some Lo-fi Techno, Breaks, and Dnb.

Thanks for checking me out and I hope to hear from some of you also.

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



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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 personally discover new music?



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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?



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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?



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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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http://www.soundcloud.com/toggleswitch808

http://www.facebook.com/toggleswitch808

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