Hello! My name is David Ho and I have several passions and things I like to think I'm alright at. It's the continuous pursuit of success and never satisfactory goals for myself that pushes me to never stop learning & growing.
Before anything, I was a very curious child. I was told at a young age, instead of playing with toys i'd take them apart, with more curiosity on how they worked instead of playing with them. This child like curiosity is something I have yet to lose and don't plan on losing. Anything that sparks my interest I have no hesitation diving into and learning.
At the age of 15 I picked up 2 turntables and a mixer with all my christmas money after watching a video of DJ Q-Bert scratching. I was so fascinated how he could make so many different sounds by just moving & cutting a record. I was sold, I needed to be able to do that myself. I showed the video to a few friends and they were unimpressed, I still was determined to be able to do that.
I practiced in my backyard for hours everyday, I never thought about DJ'ing for money or fame. It was just something I really wanted to be able to do. I met a few friends in high school who also DJ'ed and followed them to their gigs and learned the in's and out's of DJ'ing.
College is where I really started pursuing the DJ lifestyle, I started booking gigs for house parties, fraternity events, and clubs. I got picked up by Underworld Productions in 2011, one of the premiere hollywood event production companies, and it skyrocketed me into the scene. I was DJ'ing 3 gigs a weekend every weekend.
And meanwhile, I decided to study Engineering. While some say these lifestyles clash, I believe it's a perfect blend of who I am. As with engineering, I tend to break down everything into science. The moment peoples feet slow down dancing, the perfect amount of scratching on a song, how long the crowds attention span to a song.
Fast forward several years and hard work, I am where I am today. Still not anywhere near the top but striving everyday to make something out of myself. I currently DJ for Underworld Productions and Inviscus Entertainment while working as Engineer for Applied Medical.
I have started a DJ school, Academy of DJs, where students not only learn the craft of DJ'ing, but learn how to be passionate about learning. How to live a unrestricted lifestyle and not take no for an answer. It is something I have rarely found. The mindset of never giving up and following what you really want to do. That's the goal of my school.