CREDIBILITY - DJ Quick Silva
by Geri C.
I’ve lived in the DMV area for most of my young life. If you know the club scene like I know the club scene you know a party isn’t a party unless Djay Quick Silva is spinning on the ones and twos. When I first heard DMV’s hot boy spin I was all in. It was almost as if he knew my mood and knew exactly what I needed to hear. To me that defines a Djay. I recently got a chance to catch up with DMV’s own hot boy Djay Quick Silva and get the scoop on how he changed the game.
Geri C.: So Quic, what age did you discover that you wanted to become a Djay?
Quic: I have been djaying since the age of ten so that gives me eighteen years in the game. I have actually been in radio for the last ten years but have been djaying at parties and clubs for eighteen.
Geri C.: Damn I had know idea you’ve been doing this so long. Try to think back and let the people know what was one of your first gigs?
Quic: One of my first parties was when I was ten years old. I djayed my cousin’s birthday party in her basement. It went terrible... my speaker blew and I got booed; I wonder what those people would be saying now (hahaha). My first club gig was in Baltimore at a spot Club Indigo. A funny thing is that I was only fourteen and the club was for adults. I wasn’t even old enough to be there!
Geri C.: Dang Quic they didn’t have to boo you... I know they’re rocking with you and Angie Ange between 6pm-10pm on 93.9 WKYS ya digg. I know the list is long but tell the people some of your accomplishments?
Quic: Well I am currently the official national DJ for Pepsi Cola. I’m the official DJ for all the Downtown Lockerooms in the country. I’m Ray Lewis’ and the Baltimore Raven’s DJ. I was the DJ on Redskins wrap-up show on Comcast Sport Net. I won East Coast number one DJ at the mix show power summit in the Dominican Republican. I’m a member of Half Krazy Sounds, Violator All-Star DJ’s, and signed to Unruly Management. I djayed for Bob Johnson in Turks and Caicos for the grand opening of BET Sound Stage. I djayed the Rock the Mic tour for Lil Mo and Fabolous. I also djayed and host the Seagram’s Gin Tour for three years. I could keep going but I think you get the idea.
Geri C.: Wow that is an impressive list Quic. So where can the DMV come see you mixed the ones and twos?
Quic: I djay and host the First Thursdays Ray Lew Full Moon. On Friday I’m at Ibiza Nightclub. Every Saturday I’m at LUX Lounge and on Sunday I’m at the Park.
Geri C.: You are at some of the tightest spots in the DMV area. For the people that have been living under a rock please let them know what type of music you spin?
Quic: I spin everything from Hip Hop, R&B, Old School, House, Baltimore Club, Reggae, Dancehall, Salsa, etc.
Geri C.: You have made the life of a djay seem fabulous but what if you never choose this profession. What do you think you occupation would have been?
Quic: If I wasn’t djaying I would probably be some type of investment broker. I love to make money working for me and not working for my money. Also my dream growing up was to be a football player... can you imagine that?
Geri C.: I couldn’t imagine that. I would have never guessed. Let wrap this interview up by me asking you what advice do you have to give to aspiring djays in the DMV area?
Quic: The advice I would give to up and coming djays would be to first always be on time and be consistent. I don’t care if your djaying for three people or three thousand people still put in your best show at all times. Lastly stay humble. Never let the money and fame change your personality because that’s what people remember when it’s all said and done. How you treat people is key.