5 Minutes with DJ Baby Joe Black

Pream Anand was raised in Klang and music became a part of him at the age of 12 after listening to Michael Jackson, Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer. Now, this 30 year old DJ Baby Joe Black is making a name for himself at clubs like Borneo Rainforest, Coco Banana, Titainium Super Dance Club and many others. Not only does he spinning a various mix of English hip hop and rnb, he can also dish out Tamil, Hindi and Desi hits on the decks. DJ Baby Joe Black graduated from DJ Fuzz’s Mixology Academy together with JUICE DJ Quest Turntable champion last year, DJ Krates. Let’s get personal.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Press the snooze button and go back to sleep!

Name the worst job you’ve had to do?
Stand and watch other DJ spin when I am supposed to be on the decks.

What do you do before you go on stage?
That is such a good question. Know yourself and say a prayer. There’s a special exercise where you just breathe in, close your eyes and feel the earth. Remember who you are and then breathe that in. I do that to calm myself and then I just want to go out there to spin my music. That’s my new little trick that I’m doing as a ritual before I get up on stage.

When was the last time someone hit on you?
I love this question. Well almost everytime I hit the club, I get hit. Tell me something new.

What’s the coolest thing in your room?
It used to be my vinyl records on my walls. Last Christmas, I received a gift ‘3D last supper potrait’ gift, so that’s the coolest thing now on my wall.

Who’s your all-time favourite hero?
The one and only king- Michael Jackson. When I was younger, I used to drink Pepsi cause Michael Jackson was sponsored by Pepsi and I thought if I did, someday I will dance like Michael.

When was the last time you cried?
Big boys don’t cry. (laughs) Well, I do have a soft spot for sentimental songs. It was during New Years. They were tears of joy

Who would you most likely invite for dinner?
Some hot chick. Most probably a female DJ. Any hot one out there?

What would you change about yourself?
I always wanted to be a professional basketball player. I dreamt of playing in the NBA.

Go say hi to DJ Baby Joe Black at djjoeblack.blogspot.com.