Everyone is different though, and DJ Santiago Páramo truly knows his music. In an interesting and insightful interview with him (below) he told me a few things about himself and his musical career. Santiago is such a personable individual and he immediately puts anyone around him at ease with his fun and open personality.
Me: What is your favorite music?
DJ Santiago Páramo: I love World music! I play music from all over the world! I really enjoy funky beats and jazz too.
Me: What got you into DJing?
Santiago: My great love for music. I grew up listening to my father's music and his love for music inspired me to pursue a musical career.
Me: Do you play an instrument or just DJ?
Santiago: Yes I play many instruments. I studied music and love playing all kinds of instruments, but my main instrument is the guitar. I also compose music.
Me: How do you view yourself?
Santiago: I am an art driven individual with a special interest in music composition and performance art pieces. For the past five years, I have had the honor of calling Atlanta home, and through my music I have branched out to many fellow artists and organizations in the city to create with them a wide range of art expressions such as: sound installations, dance performances, sculptures, paintings, live music, and many other art forms. I have over 10 years of experience as a professional DJ.
Me: So you enjoy being part of the artistic scene in Atlanta.
Santiago: Yes I love it!
Me: Do you play anywhere on a regular basis?
Santiago: Yes, a few places in town, but you can find me every Saturday at Apres Diem in Midtown Atlanta. It's a fun place to enjoy and hang out with friends and listen to some funky tunes.
Me: Where can we listen to some of your music online?
Santiago: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Santiago-P%C3%A1ramo/26707109301?v=app_178091127385 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Santiago-P%C3%A1ramo/26707109301?v=app_178091127385
You can also listen to my music at the following link