We had the good fortune of connecting with Eric Arnold and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Eric, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk has played a huge role in my life/career. There was a point in my life where I took a risk and left the comfort of my 9-5 job to pursue becoming a DJ. If I never took that risk, I would of never have gotten to where I am at in my career today. That career change was extremely scary at first because I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But I put myself in a situation where I had no choice but to succeed.

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.
As a DJ, I have always wanted to create a musical experience that listeners would never forget. I began obsessing about bringing unforgettable moments to music lovers of all ages. I always dreamt about traveling all over the world to other countries, playing clubs and festivals. I always knew that one day I would live out these dreams as a DJ. As my DJ career went on, those dreams of playing all across the world started to seem harder to obtain. I never let that discourage me, I continued to work hard and find any way possible to do what I always dreamed of. Little did I know that I would one day reach the level I wanted to be at, not as a DJ, but as a Tour Manager. Being able to be apart of a team for multiple talented artists, and put together those musical experiences I always wanted to do as a DJ, was way more satisfying than I ever would of thought. I love what I do, so it never feels like work. The fact I enjoy being on the road as a tour manager, I always give as much effort as possible to make sure everything is done efficiently and correctly. Being open minded to making the transition from DJ to tour manager wasn’t a easy. I wanted to be selfish and be the one behind the DJ booth making people dance. But taking the opportunity when it was presented to me, was probably one of the best decisions I ever made for my career.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a very simple, easy to please person. Usually when my friends come into town, I always take them on a food tour. They know when they land in Vegas, they better be ready to eat. I enjoy all different types of food. Vegas has a lot of amazing food on and off the strip. A lot of people don’t get to experience Vegas outside the strip. After we stuff our face with food, it’s time to go clubbing. Even though I am a full time tour manager, I still make time to DJ in clubs here and there. I would give the VIP treatment at some of Vegas hottest day and nightclubs. If clubs aren’t their thing, there are always lounges and bars we can go to and get a proper Vegas nightlife experience.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The main person I want to dedicate this shoutout to is my sister. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be where I am at today. She put me in a position to be successful.

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Photographer Credit: Matt Petit Instagram: @mattpetitphoto

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