“DJing is a lot more than just throwing some songs together. It can be a very vulnerable thing to do,” says Vanessa Hernandez.
Vanessa Hernandez, known locally as DJ Queen Duin is a music curator and former radio host who often DJs local events and drag shows.
KFAI’s Emily Krumberger talks with DJ Queen Duin about the craft of DJ-ing and how it illuminates their own story. Click on the SoundCloud link to listen!
“People who do have the ability to hear can basically hear you putting your heart on a platter,” says Hernandez, “Music is just one of those things that is connected to your senses, it’s connected to your memory, it’s telling a story. As a DJ you’re telling a story of where you’ve been.”
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