Meet DJ Bobby French. He Dj’s on Thursdays on Sundays at The Standard Hollywood. He’s been spinning over a decade, and even had a huge stint of turntablism obsession at 10 years old where he locked himself in his bedroom to nail down all the tips and tricks on a mixer before emerging to the public. This adds a bit of extra skill to each of his DJ sets with an inherent need to mix songs proper and fluidly.
Bobby French also hosted and DJ’ed a radio show on the highly respected College radio station W.E.R.S. for 4 years. His own show, Tapedeck Tuesdays, was broadcast on one of the biggest college radio stations in the country beaming out to over 350,000 listeners. You can see Bobby French spin at numerous other fabulous parties around New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. We stopped to get the current lo down on him…
Robert Christopher Ashour
What is your DJ name? Why?
DJ Bobby French. My first name is Robert and I was born in the South of France thus spawning the moniker “Bobby French”.
What genre’s of music do you spin?
I play everything under the sun. Mainly indie, nu disco, soul, funk, oldies, rock, hip-hop, electro, house, etc.
Tell me the top 5 jams right now on the dancefloor?
Holy Ghost “Say My Name” (U Tern Remix). Quincy Jones “It’s My Party” (feat. Amy Winehouse). Mark Ronson “The Bike Song”. Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks”. Lykke Li “Get Some”
What is the stupidest request you have been asked?
What year did you start DJ’ing?
Laptop? CD? iPod? Vinyl?
Laptop and vinyl.
What are your feelings about drinking and working?
I have mixed feelings about this. Having a drink or two can help loosen up. A few too many can cause questionable song selection and less than stellar mixing. Balance is key…
What is the 1 old-school classic you still bust out every time?
“Paper Bo”, Ditty. Sentimental value perhaps…
Do you have a special closing song of the night?
UB40 “Red Red Wine” (Wicked Mix) or Dawn Penn “You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)”
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