Joshua Langford, also known as DJ Cruze CTRL, has been in business for the past 2 years as a local favorite. He is an IU grad, raised in New Jersey. He is a longtime musician, that is classically trained. He decided to pursue modern music and DJing to turn music into a service in demand.
He has been the DJ for the last two Ten Under 40 events at the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and is one of the Black-Owned Business members.
Questions & Answers
What motivated you to start your own business? How did you develop the skills to start your own business?
Inspired by turntablists to learn true DJing and turntablism. This art form has been widely neglected by all people in my opinion due to people not taking it seriously and it being a primarily black art. Going into DJing seemed natural for someone with a musical background and a passion for "real" hip-hop.
What inspires your work and what sets you apart from everyone else?
My aspiration and willingness to devote time to practicing actual turntablism and mixing sets me apart from other "DJs" that refuse to take the art seriously, refuse to practice fundamental turntablism techniques, and rely wholly on marketing schemes and gimmicks that only help deteriorate the art of DJing.
To learn more about DJ Cruze CTRL, find him at www.djcruzectrl.com or on Social Media as "Cruze CTRL"
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