Born and bred in New York City, DJ Trauma is one of the hottest celebrity DJ’s around. Currently on a huge world tour with comedian, Dave Chapelle I managed to catch up with him. As I walked into his hotel room in Central London DJ Trauma and I spoke all things music and what he has been up to while here. His stories included wild parties and loads of late nights.
DJ Trauma started DJ’ing after being influenced from several musical genres including Reggae and Hip Hop to name a few. After perfecting his craft DJ Trauma became a favourite and toured with the likes of Omarion, Keri Hilson, Ciara and played at huge events such as Beyonce and Jay Z’s baby shower and Serena Williams wedding. Although he loves DJ’ing, Trauma decided to go back to producing and produced his first single ‘Take Me High’ featuring The Dan last year. He has now released the highly anticipated ‘Extra Attention’ featuring Oli off of his forthcoming album ‘Where In The World is DJ Trauma?.’
In my exclusive interview DJ Trauma explains “I’ve been producing for a long time, I used to be signed to Jermaine Dupri and So So Def, after I started touring I just got back to the music so I could play my own songs. I moved to LA so it gave me more time to focus. Extra Attention is a summertime song which empowers women.”
“I met Oli through a mutual friend and I was like boom, lets link up.”
Extra Attention came about while DJ Trauma was touring, his touring allowed him to hear and explore different cultures and sounds from all over the world, from right here in the UK, to countries in Africa. “I grew up in New York its like the mini Caribbean, I’ve also grown up with Reggae and Afrobeats. On this song it was produced by Project Money and they made a hit.”
While talking about the basement scene out in Jamaica, DJ Trauma gave me the exclusive of him potentially linking up with Popcaan after the Dancehall artist reached out to him for a remix of the single.
His vision for the future “Is for it to be an international smash, I want people to dance to it and create a challenge with African dances.”
‘Extra Attention’ is available to stream on all music platforms.