Although expectations have grown high in recent years for DJ Vow, he is no stranger to the stage or the art of DJing. “I got my first pair of turntables when I was twelve… the rest is history” says Vow. Born and raised in the Dallas sister city of Fort Worth, he is the product of two immigrant parents and a plethora of inner-city influences. Vow clearly remembers playing his fathers disco records on their home turntable. “I started recording at home with a rebuilt emachine using Kool Edit and a radio shack microphone I bought for $10.” Unfortunately for the party enthusiast, juvenile life was far from a perfect one. “I didn’t grow up in a good home, there was always trouble in my house…” Vow explains that growing up with an alcoholic father was troublesome and still haunts him at times. In the midst of a dysfunctional home life, a series of events took place that would eventually place DJ Vow at a church on a Sunday morning, “I was a young teenager, but that day I made a vow to serve the Lord”. A “vow” he claims can only be lived under grace.
To date, DJ Vow has been featured in several national tours along Reach Records artist Tedashii, and is known as a floating DJ to many of today’s top artist such as Derek Minor, KB and Grammy award wining artist Lecrae. The resume doesn’t stop there; in fact, DJ Vow travels extensively as a solo artist, stretching performances as far as Mexico City and New England. It’s the solo performances that have driven DJ Vow to continue to raise the bar and utilize other gifts that have been otherwise hidden from the public. These talents include public speaking, videography, humor, photography and many others. “I don’t believe I should limit my creativity to just live DJ performances, I’ve always enjoyed writing and recording”. DJ Vow began releasing exclusive music out for purchase as well as streaming, all of which carry a distinguishing style for his distinctive listeners. “I wanted to leave people with something more than just dope beats, I wanted to give them more substance” says Vow. These hidden talents have now placed DJ Vow on radio rotations in several major cities across the country, a move that has positioned him outside of the typical “DJ Box”. Vow’s musical influences include Hip Hop, EDM and deep latin roots, which he claims to slow cook and season with faith and humor. It is no wonder DJ Vow continues to leave audiences hungry for more.
Although the ingredients in Vows secret recipes may seem to be requesting a slice in today’s music industry, DJ Vow would rather concentrate on other more important things aside from chasing fame and fortune. “I just want love my wife and kids before anything, serve people and love them to Jesus, DJing is just a fun way God has allowed me to do that.”