We had the good fortune of connecting with Allierockk and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Allierockk, how do you think about risk?
Risks are scary because you don’t know whats on the other side. Taking a risk is leaving your comfort zone and stepping into the unknown but the way I see is I rather risk than wonder what if. I quit my comfortable job to pursue DJing- I wanted to put all my energy into focusing on DJing instead of my 9 to 5. I was working 7 days a week – no days off and I WAS TIERED. Like SUPER TIERED. Before I decided to quit, I just thought what if I don’t fail .I left my 9 to 5 job and Ive been pursuing DJing since then.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a creative. 6 years ago I was attending FIDM and I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to pursue fashion anymore. Long story short I ended up a DJ and it’s been the greatest decision I’ve ever made. The summer of 2018 was when I became consistent with Djing- I was getting booked left and right and I got first residency shortly after. I loved going into a show and changing the atmosphere even if it’s for an hour. DJing hasn’t always been easy though…In the beginning I struggles with a lot with self doubt, I was really hard on myself and never felt good enough. I always wanted to be like the other established DJs but as time went on the more true I was to myself the more I enjoyed DJing and the better energy I was putting out. I think now a days if we aren’t good at something right away we get over it but like Kobe Bryant said “Those times when you get up early and you work hard, those times when you stay up late and you work hard, those times when you don’t feel like working, you’re too tired, you don’t want to push yourself, but you do it anyway. That is actually the dream. That’s the dream. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. I really believe that if you work hard at something and your consistent you can really accomplish anything you want. I want people to believe in themselves, their dreams and that anything is really possible for them. I mean if I could do it, so can you. Don’t worry about what people are going to say, just do you and prosper. Lastly, my greatest accomplishments was DJing for Snoh Aalegra at Marty’s on Newport. I hope I get to DJ for her again.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First we’d have some Chia Latte at Gypsy Den in downtown Santa Ana. Then walk around 4th Street Market and have a tofu bowl and coconut shrimp tacos from Eat Mar. 4th street Market has cute community tables and swings where we can sit and chat. For taco Tuesday we could head to mission bar and have some Tacos El gringo (soyrizo tacos are the best) and get Mission Bars pineapple cider it’s one of my favorites. For dinner we would go to Perla. The enchiladas de cameron are so good, their pasta is so delicious and their drinks are yummy. They typically have live music throughout the week but on the weekends they have Mariachi which i really enjoy Lastly for brunch we’d eat at El Indio they have the best Chilaquiles as well as posole and tacos de consume. The drinks here are so good and of course the vibe is just right since I’m the DJ.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout to Don. He is one of my mentors and honestly always encourages me to be a better person and DJ. Also shout out to my friends, I love you all so much! Most important shout out to anyone who’s ever given me an opportunity. Thank you for believing in me.