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DJ Jacob Garcia shakes up Salt Lake nightlife

Gaining ground as opening and guest disc jockey at Club Metro on Saturday nights, DJ Jacob Garcia is starting to make a splash in Utah’s gay nightlife. He opens for DJ Justin Hollister, but his beats and style are hardly second-place. We caught up with DJ Jacob Garcia to hear about how he got started and a little about some of his intimate celebrity crushes. 

How did you get started as a DJ?

Listening to my favorite DJ, DJ Seth Cooper is what really got me into learning. I thought it would be badass if one day I could mix music like he can. The guy is amazing. With the help from my best friend DJ Supa Mario (Club Hotel) and DJ Roto Kantus (Rory Kalmar) I started to get into it. I would spend hours and hours, days after days on the turntables practicing as much as I could. I recorded mixes of my favorite songs and listened to them to see how I could improve. After I bought my equipment I would DJ for my friends and at random house parties. After a while, I ended up giving a few mixes to club promoter Robbie Rob from Club Metro, he decided to give me a shot by opening up for DJ Justin Hollister. I did that for a few months and then he decided to give me a shot. Ever since then I’ve been the guest DJ at Club Metro. Whenever I play I make sure I have a variety of high energetic dance/house/circuit/pop music to keep everyone moving. I want the crowd to get as wild as they possibly can.

Who are your favorite artists right now?

A few of my favorite artists out right now include Ciara, Far East Movement, Julissa Veloz, Beyonce and Rihanna.

Do you have any guilty pleasure music?

My guilty pleasure music would have to be random country love songs. I don’t like to admit it but yeah, country.

If you could bump uglies with any celebrity, who would it be and why?

Chris Evans, no explanation needed, I mean, look at the guy.

What do you find sexy in a partner?

I’m a sucker for tall, blonde hair, blue eyes and someone I can feel completely comfortable with.

Where can we catch you next?

You can catch me at house parties and also I’ll be the guest DJ at Club Metro this March.

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