We had the good fortune of connecting with Patrick Perfetto and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Patrick, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I believe that risk taking is essential to any growth as a person and in business. Failure is part of the success story that no one likes to talk about. Every successful person has failed multiple times before achieving their goals. there is a back story to each person, and those trial and tribulations make them who they are. Hardships create character, and makes you hungry to achieve top tier results. Risk taking is scary, and most people try to avoid risk in life. It is an essential stepping stone to get out of your comfort zone. A lot of people want to stay in their comfort zone for as long as possible. It’s impossible to avoid if you want to get results. Risk is important for you to become the best version of yourself. I have failed multiple times in my career, from a failed music festival, to getting declined by record labels. Its simply just part of life, and you need to keep pushing harder.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have been doing music from an early age, and since I was young I have been playing drums. I played in jazz band in high school, I went to Berklee College of Music, and I was never the best. I always worked really hard and learned from those who had more experience than me. There were many times, that I wanted to give up. I felt discouraged when I first moved to Los Angeles, because I realized how challenging it really is in this city. It takes time to build your brand and to push yourself to your full potential. I always overcame challenges by having a positive mindset, and being resilient. You have to also be relentless, and fight for your dreams. Just push, push, push, push!!!
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.
I would take my friend to Venice Beach/ Santa Monica and eat at the Venice Whaler Bar and Grill. Hollywood is always fun, and the pool parties in summer at the Standard, Dream, and Roosevelt are a blast. I would also have to bring them on a Hollywood Hills tour drive, its relaxing, inspiring, and motivational. Los Angeles is a very large city, and there is a lot of places to see. Runyon Canyon for hiking is a must, and I highly recommend eating in Studio City. Also Hollywood has some of the best nightclubs, and because I play them regularly, I would bring them backstage. Avalon, Academy, Exchange LA, and even some of the Insomniac Raves that happen every 3 months at the NOS Center.. Los Angeles has some of the best private parties as well. Beverly Hills is fun, and I would bring them shopping on Rodeo Drive, and some other locations. My favorite area is the Hollywood Hills, so i would bring them to a private party there. Last but not least, I would bring them to West Hollywood, and show them the Bird Streets, and also some of the amazing landmarks there. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to recognize Jenna, my girlfriend in this shoutout. Jenna has helped push me to my full potential as a partner. We have a child due in 2 weeks, and she has helped push me to focus on myself and my musical project full time. I have achieved some successful results, and she is fully supportive in what I do. I would also like to thank Insomniac, as they have helped showcase my talents and my ability as a DJ and music producer. Making music is.a life long process, and you have to constantly adapt to the new changes that happen in the music industry. I would also like to recognize my family, because they supported me from the beginning, It has been a long road, and it never ends!
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