DJ Ry brings beauty and true artistry to the universal language of music
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DJ Ry brings beauty and true artistry to the universal language of music

DJ and Artist Rydre grew up with his mother who played a variety of music during his childhood; artists such as Destiny’s Child and Janet Jackson, as well as genres like Gospel and Caribbean. Talent that came before him influenced his passion for music. When he decided to start getting involved in music, these are some of the musicians he included in his sets. “I find myself jumping through many different spectrums of music in just one DJ set. Staying in just one lane was always flat to me. Variety was always my taste.”

Growing up in La Mirada, California, they call him DJ Ry to keep it short and sweet. Ry says music is the ultimate form of expression, and the reason he appreciates it so much is that the “art imitates life”. Music is the one thing that gets you through both happy and sad times. He continued, “When I started to relate to all types of music, it drove my passion for music even more. One day I want to inspire and pass along my life experiences through music.

Becoming a DJ has been quite the journey for him and we were curious to find out more.



What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career?

Great question. For me music has always been my getaway from the “real world”. I found myself always wanting to relate everything I was doing somehow to music. Things like fear kept me holding back for the longest time because I felt that I would never be good enough. But one day I decided life’s too short to let fear hold us back and since then I picked up DJing and never looked back.


Do you have a favorite moment so far in your career?

So far, one of my favorite moments in my DJ career has to be when I was able to DJ my first club in Los Angeles. To most that might not seem like a huge deal, but for me it meant everything. LA to me has some of the best DJ’s in the world. For the longest time I always would watch in pure awe dreaming that one day I would be able to be up on stage. Although my journey is far from over, that moment when I was the one who put in the effort and made it happen while having all of my close friends as support is a feeling that I will never forget.


What were you doing before music?

Although I do not DJ full-time at the moment, before I started DJing, I was a student and worked multiple part time jobs. It gets difficult trying to manage DJ life with personal life and work and school but it’s taught me how to utilize different techniques to help build more efficient time management.


Tell us the name of the project you are currently promoting? What inspired this project?

Recently I started a series of DJ mixes created by me called “The Late Night Mix”. For me, I have always been a night owl. I noticed that I felt the most creative when I could not sleep. I usually take a late night drive to clear my head and I found myself wanting a specific playlist to match the way I felt. The Late Night Mix is not just about music but it is about the cycle of emotions that many others I feel can relate to during those late hours in the night.


Is there a specific lyric on this track that speaks to you most?

Although it is not my lyric, there is a lyric in the late night mix that stands out to me the most by All Time Low, “Why do all the monsters come out at night?” “Why do we sleep where we want to hide?” I added this song in the dj mix because it really spoke to me. As someone who is constantly awake at night it felt very relatable.

Is there a hobby or business you do outside of music that you would like to share with us?

Lately, I have been going back to photography and videography. I love any type of media  I can use to create something through my perspective to show the world. My small goal is to create more photo/video content and actually deliver because I have a bad habit of creating so much content and never sharing.


What’s next for you?

I want to go back into music production. Everything I have done is self taught, but I want to challenge myself and really get back to learning so that I can start producing my own music to DJ.


What message do you hope fans take away from your music and from this project?

If it’s one message I hope anyone can take away from me and my journey is that you never know who’s life you can change with your talents. My inspiration & drive comes from my past experiences of fear and pain. My story is in the music that I want to share, and that is the story with others.


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