Eleven-year-old Jeremy, a passionate DJ from Dubai, shares his journey and aspirations in the music industry, inspired by his father and supported by his parents, while balancing his hobby with school.

At just 11 years old, Jeremy is already making waves in the music scene as a talented DJ with a passion for mixing different genres and creating his unique sound. His remarkable journey has taken him from private gigs to live shows, and his dedication to honing his craft is truly awe-inspiring.

Born and raised in Dubai, Jeremy's love for music was nurtured at an early age, thanks to his father, who himself was a DJ for house parties. Witnessing his father effortlessly blend tracks, Jeremy found himself captivated by the art of DJing. This profound influence led his father to introduce him to the world of turntables, bringing home the DDJ 400 console one fateful day.

DJ Jeremy on the decks. Photo supplied.

Under his father's guidance, Jeremy began his DJing education, taking his first steps toward mastering the art form. Recognizing his potential, his father enrolled him in the esteemed DJ school, Original Mix DJs. "My dad taught me the basics of DJIng and let me transition a mix, he loved it, and the next day I was enrolled in a DJ school (Original Mix DJs)," Jeremy shares.

This decision proved to be transformative, as Jeremy's skills and techniques rapidly developed, allowing him to evolve into a more accomplished DJ.

"I am very lucky to have my parents' support and encouragement in pursuing my passion for music, they motivate me in every way possible and guide me."

The support of his parents has been paramount in Jeremy's musical journey. Their unwavering belief in his talent and abilities has instilled in him a deep sense of confidence and self-assurance. Not only do they offer their emotional support, but they also provide the necessary resources to fuel his passion. Whether it's investing in DJ equipment or funding music lessons, Jeremy's parents have been instrumental in enabling his musical exploration.

"I want to express my creativity and share my musical ideas with the world," the young DJ dreams. Jeremy's dedication to his craft has already led to some remarkable opportunities. He has graced prominent stages, including opening for DJ Bliss at IMG World of Adventures and performing at DSF markets at D3. The Teens Brunch at UBK, Movenpick Hotel, and Mina Cup 2023 are among the other notable gigs that have showcased Jeremy's exceptional talent. His DJ set on BEAT 97.8 fm has further amplified his reach and popularity.

"I believe school and education should always come first," Jeremy says.

Balancing his burgeoning DJ career with his education is a top priority for Jeremy. He firmly believes that school and learning should always take precedence, and he devotes himself to maintaining a harmonious equilibrium between his hobby and academic responsibilities. By allocating his time wisely and prioritizing his commitments, Jeremy ensures that his passion for music does not compromise his academic performance.

Looking ahead, Jeremy has ambitious dreams as a DJ. He aspires to create and release his original music, allowing him to express his creativity and share his unique musical ideas with the world. His goal is to establish a distinct sound that leaves a lasting impact on the music industry, whether through individual tracks, EPs, or even full-length albums.

DJ Jeremy in the studio. Photo supplied

As Jeremy continues to impress with his talent, determination, and unwavering support from his parents, he is undeniably a rising star to watch in the dynamic realm of DJing. Follow Jeremy's journey on Instagram @djjeremy16 to witness the remarkable strides he takes toward achieving his dreams.

In a world where age is no barrier to success, Jeremy's story serves as an inspiring testament to the power of passion, dedication, and unwavering support.

NEXT is musivv's segment featuring young and up-and-coming artists. Features under this segment are eligible for a nomination under this category in the Musivv Awards’ annual recognition.

May 29, 2023

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