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First Time In Vietnam Top 7 Activities

My first few days in Vietnam were not easy.  I definitely underestimated the frustrations that can come with transitioning from living in one city to the next on remote year. Leaving a place I grew to love (Malaysia), new friends and favorite foods to be thrown into a sea of motorcycle traffic, getting lost in […]

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Gone On Remote Year!

I was scrolling Instagram one day and came across an ad. It was showing a guy walking into a hotel room, tossing his carry on bag aside and doing a slow motion backwards swan dive onto the bed. The caption read: “Travel The World While Working Remotely.  Now Accepting Applications!” If you can get your […]

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The DJ Gift Guide!

If your doing some Christmas shopping and are stuck on what to get that DJ in your life, I got you covered. Without getting into the technicalities of various equipment, here is a general list of what I think every DJ would love to have… 1. Record Frames – Most DJs have a few sentimental […]

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PBS Features DJ Tina T in “Women and Girls Lead” Series!

Women and Girls Lead Shorts profile American women from all walks of life who inspire us with stories of resilience, hope, and empowerment. This series, created for the web and TV, is a collaboration between husband-and-wife filmmakers Carl and Betsy Crum, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), and several local public television stations in the United […]

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DJ Tina T. On Master Of The Mix – “Hip Hop Challenge”

Today on Master Of The Mix, our challenge is to tell the story of Hip Hop. This is definitely the most comfortable and confident I have felt so far on the show. I started out as a Hip Hop DJ and love playing old school sets! The requirements of the Hip Hop Challenge are to […]

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Should Female DJ’s Be Separated In Competitions?

I read a tweet this morning from @ifelicious  about a new female DJ competition that inspired this blog post: “The ‘She Can DJ’ Talent Search Is Coming To America http://shar.es/lhd9t ” First off, the name of this new show is annoying: “She Can DJ”, implies that women can not DJ. Off to a bad start […]

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Bathtub Scene shows double standard for Female DJs

Today I noticed a tweet from @DJGinaTurner that sparked my interest and inspired this blog post: “Can we find something to talk about other than a girl dj in a bathtub and what “real house music is”? Lets talk about how good pizza tastes!” I immediately pictured a woman DJing naked in a bathtub and […]

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Master Of The Mix w/ DJ Tina T. Behind The Scenes (Episode 2)

The “Auditions” are over and I’m thankful the judges trusted I am capable of much more than I did in the last episode. So now the pressure is on to prove it… After my first set, I guess a lot of the producers were very “concerned” about me and how nervous I seemed during the […]

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Master Of The Mix w/ DJ Tina T. – Behind The Scenes (Episode 1)

Reality TV, something I never thought I would do! Honestly, I still can’t answer the question “Was it a good or bad experience?” It was definitely the most intense, challenging, difficult, exhausting, exhilarating and traumatizing experience of my DJ career so far. Was it good or bad? I won’t be able to tell you until […]

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Is DJing “Female Friendly?”

I have dealt with sexist and degrading comments for a long time but after stumbling across some statements on twitter the other day, it got me thinking about the current state of DJing and had to give my opinion when I read the following tweets from @NYnightlife : “If Serato & Traktor were never invented, […]

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