Q:Where did your career begin?
A: It began when my friend DJ Willie asked me to do a party with him back in Newark NJ. One Party became two, three, and the rest is History.
Q: How do you feel being one of the most well known dj’s NYC area?
A: I don’t know. I feel my constant grind, and the feedback from my fans, supporters keep me motivated. I am not into the whole well known thing. I am not a celebrity. I am someone who is on the hustle. That’s how I got on this Interview. LOL
Q: What do you like to do on your time off?
A: I love to Vacation. Go to the Movies, Dinners, Museums. Anywhere BUT a club.
Q: As a dj that has met many different artist which is your favorite out of all?
A: I don’t have a “favorite Artist” per say. But I do LOVE AVENTURA. Because Their Grind is Serious. For a Group to reach the level of success they have without much help from their record label, deserves respect. Many more blessings for those guys. Madd Humble too.
Q: Which artist do you keep in touch with on a personal basis?
A: There are Many. But one of my closest friends is AMARFIS from la BANDA de ATAKKE.
Q: If you never became a dj what would you be doing?
A: I would be a History Teacher. I Love History.
Q: We’ve heard your name being mentioned in music how do you feel being recognized by artist in latin industry?
A: Artists mention my name because they respect my grind. They see someone who’s never had the “marketing machine” of commercial radio, to actually reach mass popularity. Not limited just in NJ/NYC metro, but all over the country and some parts of the world. Artists know I have a fan base equal or MORE than some of my colleagues working in commercial radio. It’s Funny… I’ve run into artists on tour around the country, they’re like “what are you doing here”. I am like “same thing you are, working!”
Q: How did you come up with the idea of Fiesta Caliente?
A: Since I produce events and also get hired to DJ, I had to find an angle that would separate both and give each product it’s own Identity. DJ Frikkiao “The DJ” & Frikkiao “The Promoter” had to be separated from each other.
I Had to come out with a name that described a hot party. And then it hit me! FIESTA CALIENTE (Hot Party). It’s a name that ANYONE identifies with, regardless of their ethnical background.
Q: What advice do you have for people that want to be as successful as yourself?
A: Work hard, Stay focused and under any circumstances, DO NOT let anyone tell you “you can’t. Like Obama says “YES WE CAN” lol
Q: What do you like about LaMezcla.com?
A: I love Everything about LaMezcla.com, especially “Sexy Chic of the Week”… Tell her to follow me on Twitter lol (Twitter.com/Frikkiao)