Crespo Interview – RAD LIBS
Mary & A. Re from Women of EDM sit down with DJ Crespo and teach him how to play their version of Mad Libs. He doesn’t exactly master their challenge at the end, but he has the whole crew laughing!
Armed with two turntables and a mixer, DJ Crespo has quickly become one of the top open-format DJs in the business. Criss-crossing the globe while playing over 150 shows a year, Crespo’s unique style of open format has become a staple of top clubs, parties, and festivals the world over.
Born to a Filipino father and Puerto Rican mother, Daniel Crespo, 27, has always been familiar with the word mix. Raised on the North Side of Chicago listening to Otis Redding, the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, salsa, and merengue, Crespo discovered the sounds of Miami Bass, Reggae, Hip Hop, and electronic dance, upon moving to Miami at an early age. This combination has cultivated the eclectic style displayed in his sets today.
Crespo began DJing parties at his alma mater Florida State University, quickly sharing the stage with names like Diplo, Steve Aoki, and Wiz Khalifa. After graduation, Crespo began to tour nightclubs all over the country, and is now a regular at LIV (Miami), Marquee (Las Vegas), and No.8 (NYC), and can be found at major festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival and TomorrowWorld.
Crespo’s mantra, “GOOD VIBRATIONS”, embodies everything he does, from his mix series to his fashion to his outlook on life. Crespo’s goal is simple and pure, aiming to send his audience on a journey through the music that has shaped him.