Interview with GLAMprenuers: DJ’s Amira & Kayla

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You think deejaying is for adults only? Think again. We had a chance to catch up with twin DJs Amira & Kayla. Let’s find out what it is really takes to be a kid deejay.

MGGR:
For those who are not familiar with your story; please tell us how you girls got into Deejaying?

GLAM Girls:
Our dad was a music producer/DJ and worked with several musicians as a producer and artist manager.

MGGR:
At what age did you ladies start Deejaying?

GLAM Girls:
Our dad taught us how to DJ when we were 9 years old. Since then we have deejayed for The Real Talk Show On Fox Five, New York Knicks, NYC Fashion Week, Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club, Summer Stage, The Apollo, Universoul Circus, and Little Club Heads.

MGGR:
How often do you practice? Do you have a schedule in place to perfect your craft?

GLAM Girls:
We practice two hours a day. We are really taking the craft of deejaying seriously. We want people to know we are real DJs with skills and not just pressing buttons. We deejay with both turntables and controllers. When we deejay on turntables we focus more on incorporating scratching and showcasing our turntables.

MGGR:
How do you balance school and Deejaying for events?

GLAM Girls:
My sister and I are entering the 5th grade; we are honor roll students. School is our first priority. When we DJ most of the time it’s during the weekend. We try not to take on anything that interferes with our school work. If we miss school we make sure we have all of the work we missed in advance.

January 3, 2016: The New York Knicks defeat the Atlanta Hawks, 111-97, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

MGGR:
What do you love most about Deejaying?

GLAM Girls:
We love deejaying together as sisters, we love making people dance, and we love that other kids look up to us.

MGGR:
I’m sure you do everything together. How well do you girls work together? What roles do you play (What’s the process) being that you are deejaying and mixing at the same time/or taking turns?

GLAM Girls:
When we deejay we have to use team work. We both deejay at the same time but we practice both together and separately to build our skills. When you deejay there are a lot of things to do including selecting music on the computer, using the mixer, blending records, scratching, learning the computer software, and trouble shooting the equipment should anything go wrong.

MGGR:
We absolutely love the video you ladies did together with Run DMC playing in the background…you girls have so much personality. I personally laughed the whole way through 🙂 I can tell you girls truly enjoy what you do. Do you often complete one another sentences? Tell us about your bond and how you support one another?

GLAM Girls:
We do often complete each other sentences. I think it’s the twin bond that we share. We love each other and want to see each other succeed. But sometimes we disagree and it brings out our personalities even more.

MGGR:
I see you have a new song out called “Skip To My Beat”; which is super catchy and cute! Tell us about the dance challenge you have on Instagram?

GLAM Girls:
“Skip To My Beat” is a new promo song we have out. When we deejay we see how kids respond to songs like “The Whip & Nae Nae”, “Hit The Quan”, “Lean & Dab”, etc…All of these songs have a dance that was made for them. We wanted to do a fun song that kids could create a dance to, “Skip To My Beat” is that kind of song. You could download the song for free at www.djamiraandkayla.com under the music section. We are encouraging kids to make a dance for the song and post it to Instagram @skiptomybeatdance with the Hashtag #skiptomybeatdance. We will be selecting kids from the video submissions to be in our video for the song.

MGGR:
Tell us about Little Club Heads? It looks like so much fun!

GLAM Girl:
Little Club Heads is a family dance party in NYC catering to kids 12 and under. The party was started by my dad and has been going on for 7 years now. The party is fun for both the kids and parents and features live performances and family fun. Tickets are available at www.littleclubheads.com.

MGGR:
What do you see in the future for Amira & Kayla? How far do you want to take your deejaying skills?

GLAM Girls:
We want to be successful at what ever we do! We see our self expanding into other entertainment ventures including TV, fashion, apps, and deejaying globally.

MGGR:
What advice would you give other GLAMprenuers out there chasing a dream?

GLAM Girls:
You have to be persistent and willing to put in the work to perfect your craft. Don’t be afraid to fail because failure is part of the journey to success.

MGGR:
What makes you a GLAM Girl That ROCKS?

GLAM Girls:
We are on a mission to be the best at what we do. We understand that hard work is necessary and we are willing to put in the work to be successful. We want to motivate and inspire other kids especially young girls to achieve their dreams.

STAY CONNECTED

To see more of Amira & Kayla, visit their website www.djamiraandkayla.com and follow them on social media:

Facebook: djsamiraandkayla

Instagram: djsamiraandkayla

 

 

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