Sean Johnson

by zeldev on May 15, 2012

Sean JohnsonBirthplace/Hometown:  Baltimore, MD / Columbia, MD

Current Residence:  Bethesda, MD

College attended:  Towson University

Field of study:  Electronic Media & Film

When I’m not deejaying weddings, I can be found:  Working in the field of audio/video installations, spinning at clubs, and working on music productions.

My other interests:  Audio Engineering, dancing and turntablism.

Favorite music artists:  The Roots, Incubus, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Dennis Ferrer, Nujabes, DJ Jazzy Jeff, ENFERNO, Louis La Roche, James Brown, The Gap Band, Duck Sauce, Lauryn Hill.

First dance songs I’m enjoying now:  “All Of Me” (John Legend, “Like A Star” (Corrine Bailey Rae), “That’s How Strong My Love Is” (Otis Redding), “By My Side” (Sade), “Turn Your Lights Down Low” (Bob Marley & Lauryn Hill)

Causes/organizations I support:  DC Urban Arts Academy, Words, Beats & Life, Invisible Children

A quote I live by:  “Life is all about your perspective.” – My Father

Best advice I ever received:  “As a leader you can never hesitate to worry about whether the decision you want to make it the ‘right’ one. You just have to make a decision, react to whatever happens and take care of your people.”

Seven words that describe me:  Responsible, sociable, music-lover, hardworking, nocturnal, inquisitive, tech-savvy.

Five prized possessions I couldn’t live without:  “Welcome to the Audience” by Mania Music Group, the first full-length album I worked on; my Technics SL-1200 turntables; my unit patch from the 400th MP Battalion; my copy of a deed for a land purchase signed by my great-great-great grandfather.

Something no one would guess by looking at me:  I spent 8 years in the Army as a combat support MP.

On being a wedding DJ:  “In my eyes, music is the only language that everyone can speak. All of the textures of sound are like having a palette with unlimited colors of paint. I try to immerse myself in music, and feel that I will forever be a student of the art. Every song has a place and purpose, and that is what makes DJing weddings so rewarding. Being able to play all sorts of music that adds to the enjoyment of one of the most memorable moments in a person’s life is very rewarding, and indescribably fun, too!”

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