DJ Z-Nyce

Photo by CHRIS HUMPHREYS | The Voice-Tribune

What is your fashion view?
Fashion represents your self – you know, like your own personality. It’s your first impression. When someone sees you, they don’t speak to you first. They just look at you first. Every day you wake up, I feel like you’re your own brand. If you wake up and you’re in pajamas every day, they’re going to be like “Hey, that’s the guy in pajamas.”

How do you describe your style?
I wouldn’t just put myself in a box. With the different type of events that I do, I kind of don’t have a choice but to have different types of styles. It’s more so dress up with the bow tie, belt, and the shoes to match. That’s my style: urban casual.

What are your favorite pieces?
Cargo shorts and cargo pants, hands down. You can just fit everything on you and being a DJ, you might have extra wires and you can just put them in your cargo pocket…. A lot of the times, I do usually have CDs or cards on me or something like that, so it just makes it a lot more accessible to have cargos on. … If I had a choice, I’d wear them all the time.

Where is your favorite place to shop? 
I shop at a place called Established on Muhammad Ali (Blvd. between 3rd and 2nd streets). It’s a boutique. They’ve been open up for two years now, and my buddies run it. I don’t want to go with the following fad that’s out, so I just take a little bit of what’s out and put my own spin to it.

Who is your fashion icon?
I look at everyone, and I’ll be like, of course I can’t afford a Versace shirt … so I’ll take all of those – everything I see whether it be from TV or someone out and about – and I really just try and infuse it the way that I want.

Fashion is fun, but you’re about so much more. 
With being a DJ, people see you and just think you play records…Or they think you’re the person to get the party started. Music is something that touches everybody no matter what race, color or culture, and it has the ability to change moods. With that being said, (at) the recent Love Louisville: Beecher Terrace event, I wasn’t going to go in there playing any type of derogatory things, but we had a lot of fun. We played a lot of dance music like “The Wobble,” “The Stanky Leg,” “The Cha Cha Slide,” “The Cupid Shuffle” – anything to make (the people) feel good.

At that point in time … you could see people’s faces who were not worried about anything that’s going on whether it might be a bill or anything else. That’s my whole reason why I like to play records. Yes, I want people to hear new music, but I just really want to – sounds corny but – touch people. To sum it up, if you’re having a bad day, at that moment of time when you’re chilling with DJ Z-Nyce, I just want all your worries to go away.