Today we’d like to introduce you to Lawrence Martinez.
Lawrence, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Dj Reflekshin born and raised on the Navajo Nation reservation in Shiprock, Nm. He has been djing for 19 years. And has opened up for artists such as Dj Qbert, Rakim, Talib Kweli, Paul Wall, Baby Bash, Gift of Gab, Kool Keith, Freddie Gibbs, And Pete Rock and more. He has toured in Germany with group Shining Soul. Has Dj’d in Barcelona Spain as well. He is a 2x AZ scratch exchange champion. Battle Ave Cut 2 Cut Vice Champ. And recently became the LA Cutfest Champion in 2017 And was crowned the 2018 San Diego Skratch battle champion.
Has it been a smooth road?
Just like any road it has its bumps. When I moved from the reservation to Phoenix, I had to start all over and prove myself. And back then, Vinyl was the only means of DJing. And your collection was everything. Being the new kid in the DJ scene, I had to make sure my selections were on point and made sure I did homework. I would go out and watch DJ’s and introduce myself and network.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
Dj Reflekshin is a Turntablist/DJ. I can play gigs that vary in musical selections and crowds. What I am most proud of is being able to travel and going overseas to play gigs. What sets me apart, I would say my musical knowledge, experience and being able to adapt to most musical environments.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes. Phoenix is a good hub for DJs. LA and Vegas are close by and we have an International airport here as well. For someone who is just starting out, I would suggest to them to go out and listen to DJ’s of all venues. Talk and take in as much knowledge as possible. Make great connections with DJ’s and network. Get to know promoters and club owners. We are in a world where club DJs is a young man’s game so if your young and trying to get started that’s what I would suggest.
- Phone: 505-860-0906
- Email: Djreflekshin@gmail.com
- Instagram: @djreflekshin
- Facebook: Facebook.com/djreflekshin
- Twitter: @reflekshin
BoomBox photo credit: Thosh Collins