Ever since meeting De'Kael on my training day at American Apparel over a year ago, I knew she was something special. She is multi-talented as she dabbles in modeling and deejays frequently. It's been such a pleasure getting to know De'Kael and being friends. I know you will love her too!
5 Random Facts about De'Kael
1. She's a clean freak
2. She still plays Crazy Taxi on GameCube
3. She drinks bottled water everyday. Nothing else.
4. She doesn't like fruit, with an exception of oranges and grapes
5. She has a weird obsession with sauce; that's why she likes pizza so much!
Q: When did you start deejaying?
A: I started to deejay earlier this year.
Q: What is one thing that has made you the person you are today?
A: I love this. God is who shaped me into who I am. He has made my heart into new. And even refined my mind into a mature women. And i'm still in the making...
Q: Who or what inspires you?
A: Happiness inspires me. Here's a quote I idolize by Denise Waitley: "Happiness cannot be traveled to, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living in every minute with love, grace and gratitude." ...And another by Mitsugi Satome: "If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth."
Q: Who is your style inspiration?
A: Aleali May is bomb! I was struck by her looks when I first saw them on her blog. She mentioned in one of her interviews that she gets her inspiration from architecture and applies those qualities to her looks, which are amazing.
Q: What has been your best moment or experience?
A: Connecting with God has been the most breathtaking experience I've ever encountered. Nothing beats that.
Q: What kind of music do you deejay?
A: I'm interested in house and jazz... I like to mix some 90's hip hop into my sets as well.
Q: If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
A: Younger self: "Have an open heart to whoever you encounter. You don't have to be best friends with them, but you can always respect them."
Q: How do you spend your time when you aren’t deejaying?
A: If I'm not deejaying, I'm usually watching movies or hanging out with my friends in the inner city.
Q: Do you have any specific goals for the rest of the year? Or 2016?
A: For 2016, my intentions are to be a permanent deejay at a venue or even a store. That'll be fantastic.
Q: Who is your favorite music artist?
A: I don't have a favorite DJ but I have a lot of artist I like which are: James Blake, Lorde, Taylor Mcferrin, Sade, Hiatus Kaiyote, and my ultimate favorite is Anita Baker.I'm so happy that De'Kael let me interview her for this Monday's post! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. If you want to check out more interviews, click here.
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