We had the good fortune of connecting with Marley Desinord and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marley, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I hear the word risk and think to myself opportunity. You cannot grow without taking risks, especially in DJing. If you do the same thing over and over and never try something new, you will be boring and be like everyone else. If you want to stand out from everyone and be unique you have to take the risks and try something new. My career has been helped from risk-taking from the very moment I got over my fear of performing on Instagram and posting videos for the world to see and judge.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I guess what sets me apart from most DJs is that I am young, I am a girl, and that I have DJ’d in some really cool places. When I first started DJing it was not easy. No one in my family is a DJ. My dad bought me, my first DJ controller, after I asked him for it and he and I watched a lot of youtube videos afterward and that’s what first got me going. I messed up a lot in the early goings, but I learn that I had to keep practicing to get better. And over time I started seeing how I was getting better and better. So one lesson I learned early is even though I might feel like I am horrible at something, I should still keep working hard because I will get better.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite spots to take my friends are Miami Dolphins and Heat games. You cannot beat the energy in these places. Tailgates at the Dolphins games are the best, the food is awesome, and the people at the East-12 parking lot are always partying and having fun. The Miami Heat games are great also because I get to talk to and meet a lot of interesting people. I have met a lot of stars at Heat games like Chris Bosh, Tom Joyner, and Josh Gad.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
So many people have helped me along the way it’s almost impossible to mention. I want to first thank the CEO of the Miami Dolphins Tom Garfinkel. He gave me my very first major opportunity. Performing halftime of a game in front of thousands of people was a dream come true #Finsup. I also want to give a shout-out to Uptown Dale, Crystal Lindsey, DJ MDot, and the Miami Heat for giving me the opportunity to perform at the Miami Heat games as well. Dale has been a big mentor for me despite him not being a DJ. He is always coaching me on how to perform when the bright lights are shining. He has been very helpful in helping me get past my sometimes shy personality. He has given me the opportunity to be part of his IG show that airs every Tuesday called “Let’s Talk Tuesdale” and I am loving it! I want to thank the very first organization to ever give me a chance to DJ outside of my home. That is organization is The Homeless Heart. I. was a scared 7-year-old playing music at one of the many food drives they do in South Florida back then. Last but not least I want to thank my family for always supporting me. They have been my number one fans from day one!