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2Nite: What’s your real name? Play in HD: Ed Alexis. 2Nite: Describe Play in HD? Play in HD: He’s a cool, calm, hopefully humble… with a great sense of humour.
2Nite: What motivated you to become a DJ, and how long have you been rocking turntables?
Play in HD: I grew up in a music-loving household. And I mean all kinds of music. I didn’t actually plan on becoming a DJ, but I fooled around with my father and brother's equipment whenever they went out to work. It was my brother who encouraged me to give it a shot. The rest is history. I've been at it professionally for about 15 years. 2Nite: Have you come as far as you can go?
Play in HD: Absolutely not! Not even close. I learn something new every day and I’m constantly trying to improve on my craft. As they say, the sky’s the limit and I’m reaching for it with a passion! 2Nite: If not a DJ, what would be your next pick as a career? Play in HD: I'd probably own a video gaming store. Or I’d be working for someone who owns one.
2Nite: DJ’s are always surrounded by groupies? Fiction or fact, and how do you handle that?
Play in HD: It happens, and hey, it’s flattering. Who doesn’t like having ladies around? The best part is knowing they like what you do enough to stick around. 2Nite: What's your favorite meal? Play in HD: It must include a slice of lasagna, mac ‘n’ cheese, potato pie and chicken wings. 2Nite: If you could hook up with a celebrity who would it be? Play in HD: That’s easy: Rihanna! 2Nite: Which musicians have most inspired you? Play in HD: Popcaan, Mavado, Alkaline and Red Bull World Champion Deejay Puffy. 2Nite: What’s your favorite music? Play in HD: Pop (edm), Hip Hop and Dancehall. 2Nite: What does your future look like?
Play in HD: In five years I'd like to be touring the world, having captured the title as the best all-round DJ. I'd also like to help young DJs achieve their goals via workshops or even a school for DJs. 2Nite: Most people don’t know that you’re… Play in HD: A pretty simple guy, very approachable with zero ego. 2Nite: Short and fast or hard and long? Play in HD: Thick and sweet! 2Nite: Do you have any crazy DJ fantasies? Play in HD: Who doesn’t? My crazy DJ fantasy is to be a house DJ for one of the most popular U.S. nightclubs, touring while signed to a major American label.
You've either heard him on the radio, or danced to his clubstomping mixes. This versatile DJ is known to turn it up loud on the ones and twos but who really is Play in HD? 2Nite took some time this week to get the skinny live from the man himself.