My label, my genre, my everything is happy sad – I do a smiley face with eyes on both sides. So basically to me, it’s totally okay to be happy and sad at the same time, it’s totally okay just to be sad, it’s totally okay to be happy.
I’ve been a DJ since I was about 13, and I started out as a hip-hop DJ. So I was always playing records that would just get people going. I was just doing parties and high school dances and whatever, and then, progressively, I started making my own music, writing little songs here and there, but it was never anything crazy.
One of the biggest things growing up that my dad taught me is that if I was okay to talk about my feelings and express how I felt and not get angry, then he would listen to me. If I had issues, I would just tell him, ‘Here’s how I feel, this is what I’m feeling,’ either with him or with my mom.