The Motown bred DJ Zeke Thomas gave Bleu Magazine’s De’Von Christopher a glimpse inside his world, sitting down to explain some of the best cities to party in stateside, his love for music, and how LeBron James helped contribute to one of the greatest experiences of his life. Spinning for major artists like Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, and Pitbull, DJ Zeke Thomas knows his music and you don’t want to miss his BleuTV interview.
On the best party cities:
The best party cities in terms of the states have to be Miami. I think Miami is number one! I think if you want to party, have fun, all of that…Miami. And Chicago, Chicago is the birthplace of house music. Not a lot of people know that but Chicago is the birthplace of house music, just like Detroit being the birthplace of techno. And now you see electro has taken over the globe, in trap music and everything else. But Chicago is a great party city.
On falling in love with music:
Everyone wants to say they fell in love with music in the womb and from the get-go, but it really is true. I can’t remember a time when music didn’t impact me. Growing up, my dad, Isaiah Thomas, use to take me in the workout room and I’d be sitting there as a kid…he would have on Motown, Biggie, Tupac, 90’s Bad Boy, and it was just…music has always just been a part of me.
On his greatest experience ever:
I think my greatest experience as a DJ, and the experience that impacted me the most is I remember being in Cleveland and I was at a Cavs game…after the game, I met LeBron and LeBron was like “Okay, lets go!”, so I’m like alright where we going? So I get in the car, and that’s when Jay-Z hadn’t even come out yet with ‘American Gangster’, his album. LeBron had it, so we’re listening to it and I’m like, yo this is ‘American Gangster’!…so then we get to the venue, and I just heard this phenomenal album; I’m still in awe. We’re in there and he’s like “Alright, go spin!”