I am Dion Lopez, both an Artist and a Producer for the past 10 years.
I decided to become a DJ first of all because I love music and saw how much music means to people and to the world.
What inspired me was artists like Michael Jackson, whose music I grew up with and still to this day, his music inspires people.
The other artists that inspired and moved me with their music are: Ben E.King, Stevie Wonder, Beethoven, Nat King Cole and of course Bob Marley. The artists I like to listen to these days vary, ranging from Beyoncé Usher, Tinie Tempah, Naz, Will Smith, The Script, The Killers to Kings of Leon and much more.
I like to hear new music from unheard artists and from the most popular.
After been adopted from Belize and was being brought to the UK, I learnt to play the piano at the age of 10.
When I turned 16, I started to write my own music and experiment with music software. I worked with FL Studio (which was called "Fruity Loops") and used the software to enable me to gain alot knowledge on producing music. I then went on to do charity work with the S.S.A.F.A and walked across the Namibian desert and raised £2,400.
On the back of that trip, I received a message: "I can see you doing great things in your future to come”. Later on, more people would say the same thing.
Following this, I went on to land a part in Robson Green ITV "Wire In The Blood", which sent me on a course to do TV ops, while I continued to do my music. This in turn gave me an opportunity to showcase one of my songs at the O2 Arena in London 2007 for its opening, where I saw great artists such as Tom Jones, The Kaiser Chiefs and Basement Jaxx perform.
Recently, I was invited to play in Germany in Bavaria October-fest. I have released singles on iTunes and have an album on the way, where I work with unheard and upcoming artistes.
When times get hard, my favourite quotes to pick me up include:
"A warrior never gives up on what he does, he finds the love in what he does", taken from the movie "Peaceful Warrior".
Another one is Walt Disney Meet the Robinsons "Keep Moving Forward". One from my friend "Love with your heart and not with your eyes".
One of mine: "Listen with your heart and not with your mind"