Getting to Know Rising Star DJ Tweak
If you’re not yet familiar with DJ Tweak, and you love epic dj sets, then we suggest you get familiar quickly. DJ Tweak started making headlines in early 2021 as people started watching the open format dj best known for his multi-genre blends and creative mashups and remixes drop epic dj sets that were extremely unique and so hype, it made clubs go crazy. He currently holds multiple residencies in major nightclubs in different states.
Thank you so much for having me, it’s an honor to be here.
What is your name/stage name?
When is your birthday?
January 01, 1989! New Year’s Baby!
Where are you from?
I was born in Syria, but was raised in Pittsburgh, PA – I moved to the USA when I was 8 Years Old
What do you do?
I am a DJ & Producer
How long have you been making music?
Almost 20 years. I started getting heavy into music at around age 12
What was your first song/project?
It was a hype edit of Hypnotize by the Notorious BIG, I will never forget that project, That was my favorite song for 10 years
Who’s your inspiration?
DJ AM is definitely my biggest inspiration, he’s the reason I became an open format DJ actually
What genre of music do you create?
I Am an Open Format DJ, so From Hip Hop to House and everything in between. I like having the musical knowledge that allows me to get creative with my craft, it’s kind of my niche actually
Who are some artists you would like to work with?
I would love to collaborate with Fatman Scoop and Lil Jon to Create some Club bangers, I think those two are the most recognized voices in the club and we can 100% create some club anthems together
Who’s one person, dead or alive, that you’d want to work with?
Other than DJ AM, I would’ve loved the opportunity to work Biggie, the man is a lyrical genius and his cadence is unmatched
Are you signed to a label?
I am not actually. I own my own record label called UNDRGROUND. Records which I use to release my music
Do you want a record deal, a distribution deal, or none?
I never really thought about it, If the deal is right, I think I would be open to it
Who are your biggest supporters?
My family, friends, and fans. The love people show is what fuels me to continue to grow myself and my brand and making better music
Where did your name come from?
When I got into music, I started to play around with tracks and create mashups, and remixes, and never played original music. So my friends started calling me Tweak and it kind of got stuck since then
What’s your favorite music to listen to?
I love Hip Hop or House Music and A combination of Both
What are you currently working on?
I am working on starting a Series called “Tweak On Air” which will be a Hip House mixshow series. I would like to get it to a point where I can host other dj friends of mine to give them a platform to showcase their creativity
What is your latest release?
My latest release was a house track called Revive on January 3rd, 2022
When is your next release?
I have a new house track called Serenity that will be out Januar 21st, 2022
Are you the type to pull up alone or with a group of people?
It depends where I am going. If it involves work, I like to pull up alone so I can stay focused, but I definitely value time with my friends and family when I am not working
What is one stage you want to sell-out?
My dream is to sell out Coachella or Rolling Loud and just play for thousands of fans and making them go crazy
Where is one place you want to travel to perform?
I have been very fortunate to be able to play shows already in many different cities and countries. But my dream is to be able to perform in Ibiza on the beach during the Summer
What’s the biggest crowd that you have performed for?
I have opened up for many artists and djs at major events, so I would say the largest was a concert featuring many up and coming artists that held about 20,000 fans
Who’s someone you can see yourself on tour with?
This is such a hard question, I can literally see myself on tour with many artists. Like Drake, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Fedd the God, Cardi B, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Pharrell, Chief Keef, Future, Lil Baby, and Meek Mill. Honestly anyone who’s music and vibe I enjoy
Who produces your music?
I produce my own music, I love sitting in the studio and getting creative actually. It’s my favorite down time
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully harnessing my craft enough to get me on the world stage. I would love to perform for people all over the world and bring people together and unite them with music.
Do you see kids in your future?
I have a son, his name is Madden. He is 5 years old and he is my best friend. I can’t see myself loving anyone else as much as I love this kid. So I think he may be my one and only
Where did you go to highschool and college?
I graduated in 2006 from Chartiers Valley High School and I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California University of Pennsylvania
What’s your favorite place to travel to?
Anywhere sunny with a beach. I love to just sit there by the beach or a pool and soak up the sun and relax.
Did COVID change your career for better or worse?
As ironic as it may sound, COVID definitely helped my career. It gave me some serious downtime to focus on my brand, and spend serious time in the studio to allow me to make some edits for my dj sets. I hadn’t had much time prior to focus to just take a breather and focus on some things because I was always moving around, however, with Covid, I was forced to take that time which allows me to focus on my branding and gave me time to get creative in the studio
DJ Tweak, thanks for meeting with us today, it was great getting to know the personal side of you
Thank you, it was a blast sitting with you! I appreciate you guys having me
Follow DJ Tweak and listen to his music at the following online platforms:
Official Website: https://www.djtweak.com
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/dj-tweak/418619073