Whoa, whoa, wait. We’ve only just heard about this guy and he’s calling it quits?
Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Deorro previously announced on Twitter that he was going to quit DJing, which came as a shock to many initially. But considering the fact that it was something he said in passing on Twitter during one of his many social media rants, the statement was brushed off. In case you missed it, here:
I just want you to know that I’m actually going to quit djing.
— (@Deorro) May 18, 2014
However, now it seems that he’s sticking to his decision. As you can imagine, shockwaves were sent through the electronic dance music (EDM) community again. Furthermore, Deorro recently saw enormous growth and success over the last year, what with cinching the #19 spot in the recent DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.
Which begs the question, “Why would he abruptly pull the plug on his career as an up-and-coming DJ/producer while he’s clearly still on his way up?”
Deorro explained his decision in a recent interview while he was on the road in Germany. He said that, in addition to wanted to focus on music production, he simply wants to be able to spend more time with his 2 children and to build up the artistes on his PandaFunk label.
Touring has blessed me with everything that I have . . . But now that I have everything I need, I also want to give the same thing to others . . . I’m going to replace myself with ten people that also want the same dream . . . Don’t get me wrong, I love to DJ, I’m gonna miss it. I’m probably gonna miss it two days after I go home but I’d rather miss DJing than my family.
Deorro also discussed a new studio he’s building, the challenges that come with fame, his love for his fans, and more.
Watch the entire interview below: