Some of you may know, I’ve been working for InStereo Recordings. DJ Times just did this great interview with DJ Dan. There’s a section on the label and our roles there! For any of you interested in what else I do all day. ❤ divaDanielle
DJ Times: What goes into running your label InStereo Recordings in addition to your full DJ/production careers?
DJ Dan: My label has been going for 12 years now and I can honestly say that it has been a labor of love. I started the label as a source for talented up-and-coming producers to have an outlet to release their music. Most of the artists on my label are friends that I believe in, and—if needed—I give them advice, direction and even mixing and mastering tips so we can get the best sounding tunes possible. Mike Balance and divaDanielle work with me on the label as well, and we all have our individual roles. Mike and I work out of my basement at my house at night on all new original tracks and remixes.
The studio consists of two spaces: I prepare all my track ideas, samples, etc. in my personal studio space and then Mike takes over and makes everything sound amazing! During the day, I handle all my DJ gig negotiations as well as A&R and negotiation of all deals for the label. Mike also handles artwork, additional production, banking and delivery of all final masters ready for retail. Danielle works with me during the day on promotions, sending out promos, website updates and social media. Danielle is also in charge of organizing all of our InStereo club events.