30 Jan DJ LΔNZ Talks Career Advice and His Experiences [Exclusive Interview]
Matt Lansburgh is your typical Florida State student by day. He is a hard worker who aims to secure a degree in commercial entrepreneurship. At night, his life transforms into a college fantasy. Taking on the persona known as DJ LΔNZ, the junior mixes at the hottest party venues when the sun goes down in Tallahassee.
A Night Out With DJ LΔNZ
It took less than an hour of witnessing DJ LΔNZ in action for me to recognize his mastery behind the board. Rushing from work, I was only able to see him close out happy hour at the high-energy club known as The Warehouse.
Sticking with house vibes, he smoothly blended late-night bangers such as “Snake Charmer” and “Acrobatic”. Another flawless transition was when DJ LΔNZ mixed “More Life” by Torren Foot into “You Give Me A Feeling” by James Hype and Vintage Culture.
The laser technician behind him, Sebastian Vera, was absolutely shredding on his lighting console. DJ LΔNZ and Vera were in perfect sync with each other. As DJ LΔNZ put a house beat on a quarter (4-beat) loop to build up a drop, Vera shot red lasers sporadically into the crowd.
With the night coming towards a close, DJ LΔNZ had a few specific tracks in mind. “El Tiburón” was transitioned into Felguk’s remix of “Love Tonight” by Shouse. The crowd couldn’t get enough of the sing-a-long tech-house tracks DJ LΔNZ played. At one point he spun one of the discs while simultaneously echoing out the track.
Showcasing Mixing Abilities and More
Around 15 minutes before happy hour ended, DJ LΔNZ switched over to tracks that were directly catered to the crowd. One track he has downloaded that day for the sole purpose of playing at the end of the night. After, he had to turn down the volume and get on the mic, announcing to the crowd that there were buses heading to the outside nightclub Recess.
He decided to show off some of his skills on the lighting console when he queued up a remix of Diplo and Sleepy Tom’s “Be Right There”. Then, DJ LΔNZ searched for the right track to conclude his set. As he faded out of Diplo’s song he pressed play on “Already” by Kodak Black. The subs were thumping with some extra kick on the bass and everyone yelled out the lyrics.
The club attendees filtered out through the door and I started to wish I had gotten there earlier. Hopefully, I will be able to see DJ LΔNZ’s full performance soon so I can observe how he progresses through the night. I did get the chance to learn a lot more about his DJ upbringing after his set ended. Keep reading to find out what he shared with me about his inspirations and advice on the topic.