A peek into the mind of your favourite bands
Name: Tina Turnbull
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Nationality: Half Chinese, Half White
Role within Band: DJ
Sugar Free Red Bull
Footbag, VW Bugs, Traveling, Reward Point collecting
Turn ons and turn offs?
Funny people are always a turn on. Arrogance is a turn off no matter how hot you are.
What have you been up to?
Trawling the world and making people dance.
What music are you into?
House, Hip Hop, Electro, Rock, 80’s, 80’s, funk and oldies.
What is the first Record you bought?
The Art of Noise “Beat Box”
Favourite new songs this year?
Fun “We are Young,” E40 “Function” and DJ Chuckie “Who is Ready to Jump?”
Favourite older songs at the moment?
Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
Favourite song of all time?
Vanilla Ice “Ice Ice Baby”
What song has been in your head today?
Selena “Dreaming Of You”
Last gig you went to?
Club Med in Cancun
Best gig you ever attended?
Spring Break in South Padre Island, TX at Louie’s Backyard
Last great movie you saw?
Last great book you read?
Do you play any other instruments other than your main role in the band?
Building my own summer camp retreat location.
Favourite Piece of Gear?
White label Serato control records
Favourite City To Gig in?
Favourite Place to Buy Music?
Favourite Place to Buy Clothes?
Money or Passion?
Best thing you did this year?
Flying trapeze at Club Med Cancun
Favourite TV show?
Favourite video game?
Original Mario Bros
What is your ringtone?
Generic Verizon iPhone one.
If you could meet anyone in the world (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
Patty from Millionaire Matchmaker. She could give me some good dating advice I think.
Famous quote that summarizes your perspective on life?
“Its about the journey not the destination”
What do you think of AltSounds?
Link us up and promote yourself however you want in this space:
- DJ Tina | Less Skin, More SkillDJ Tina | Less Skin, More Skill
MORE ABOUT TINA T:
Recently voted Las Vegas’s “Best Female DJ” for a third consecutive year and named one of Complex Magazine “The 10 Sexiest Women In EDM” list, DJ Tina T has earned her place as an acclaimed DJ who inspires young DJs today.
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, DJ Tina T headed out to Los Angeles after graduating from Washington State University, she made her first impression in Los Angeles becoming a finalist in the DJ battle hosted by the #1 hip-hop radio station POWER 106 FM, and the world famous Big Boy in the Morning Show. But it was her victory as LA Weekly’s first ever DJ Spin Off battle that Tina T took home the gold. After moving to Las Vegas in 2008, Tina quickly gained recognition.
With over 13 years of dues paid, Tina T has been able to seamlessly merge her underground hip hop and turntablist background with the fast pace of mainstream pop, and the forward movement of the indie scene. Her versatility and open format style of mixing top 40, hip hop, 80’s Rock, house, and electro has allowed Tina’s musical style to be defined simply by the audience she is playing for. This would explain why she has rocked crowds in some of the hottest night clubs all over the world including the Bahamas, Philippines, Canada and Mexico. She has toured all over the United States with such companies as Red Bull, Etnies, DC Shoes, Reebok, Skull Candy, Activision, Teen Vogue and The Dew Action Sports.
Tina T has held down residencies at some of the most famous Las Vegas nightclubs including Prive, Tao, Voodoo and Tao Beach, with headlining performances at Lavo, Pure, Rain, and Tabu. She’s also DJ’d exclusive VIP private parties for the likes of Travis Pastrana, Rob Dyrdek, Lil Jon, and has shared the stage with artists: Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Ludacris, Run DMC, Lady GaGa, Too Short, Black Eyed Peas, Sir Mix A Lot, Will I Am, DJ AM, Steve Aoki, and Samantha Ronson.
Tina has been featured in commercials for Red Bull, Verizon, DJ Hero and Seagate. She has appeared on MTV’s The Hills, E! News, The Travel Channel and Fuel TV among others. Along with her image and brand being plastered all over, the pairing of Tina’s skill behind the turntables, her flawless music programming, along with her overall persona, has proved her success thus far.
Currently, DJ Tina T is holding down her Friday night residency at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas. She is also preparing for the second year of her passion project called “Camp Spin-Off”, a summer camp program she founded in 2010, it is the only sleep-away summer camp for teens that inspires and teaches them how to DJ.