Khalidd Vidal, is your average 16-year-old boy—school, homework, hanging out with friends except he’s also an emerging DJ whose name is quickly becoming a recognizable staple. He has performed at some of the most alluring events like Live N Colour 2015, Aura by the Slush Magazine, Igloo (Blazin FM) Pork fest (Blazin FM) Aqua Mele (Blazin FM), Hollywood HP launching, Kiddies Carnival among others and he joined the Blazin Nation team in 2014. We are talking about D.J Earthquake!
Who is DJ Earthquake?
D.J Earthquake (Khalidd Vidal) is a 16 year old D.J that recently left the St. Mary’s College in 2015 as a science student. He is an easy going individual who loves new challenges.”
When did you start DJing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?
“I started back in 2012 and was very lucky to have at my disposal some equipment which I could use to begin my career a (NumarkMixdeck Controller). People like Hollywood HP D.J flex and Selector Twis were very instrumental in my passion for moving the tables.”
How would you describe your style?
“Unique. I don’t imitate what most teen D.J’s in Saint Lucia portray. I just be myself, someone who doesn’t overdo the talking and lets the music play to perfection.”
What has been your best and worst show?
“My best show was Live N Colour and I would say I have never had a bad show. The crowd has always been on my side.”
How does it feel working at Blazin Nation?
“Working at the Blazin Nation is a good experience as I am surrounded by the islands best.”
What equipment are you currently using and which can you not live without? Why have you chosen it?
“I currently use technic 1200s turntables with a Stanton battle style scratch mixer, aRane sl1 and the MacBook Pro. I can’t live without Serato and my Macbook as a mixer can easily be replaced.”
What do you do to standout when everyone that can press play on their laptop considers themselves a D.J?
“I use my turntables to standout as not every D.J in Saint Lucia is able to use them. As the all-time great DJ Jazzy Jeff would say, “Anyone can get music, a laptop and a mixer and call themselves a D.J, but what needs to be looked at is the art and where it came from.”
“I’m not bringing down the Pioneer CDJ or NumarkNDX but it’s just my style and my opinion on the topic of the press play D.J in Saint Lucia.”
What is the best part of life as a deejay?
“The best part of the deejay life is the love you receive when playing from the crowd. This love and responses keeps me eager to get better.”
What are currently your main challenges as a DJ?
“My main challenges are keeping my name out there and improving to reach an even wider demographic.”
What advice or tips would you give a young deejay?
To all those young D.Js out there I would tell them to never give up and put it in the time as it will pay off. I never imagined playing for Blazin fm. When D.J C4 called me up and gave me my first shift it was one of the most exciting days of my life and would like to thank Dwayne Mendes Rhythm FM /Blazin FM owner.
What projects are you currently working on?
I am currently working with WELime / theslushmag as their featured young DJ. I am also working on my team of teenage DJs who I call the ‘Dream Team’. My sound cloud and Instagram accounts @djearthquake758 are also a work in progress and anyone can follow up and listen to the mix tapes I have to offer.