About DJ Lou Paris
You dream big dreams when you are a kid, about being an astronaut, being a firefighter, being president. Now that I am an adult I reminisce back to those days and the most vivid recollections all seemingly revolve around music. Listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder on my father’s AM radio in his Chevy Malibu brought back happy times driving to Arthur Treacher’s to get a Crunch Dog. Opening up Prince’s 1999 double-LP and dropping the needle on it for the first time burnt that memory into my subconscious. I can remember everything about that very moment.
I knew at a very young age that music would play a large role in my life. I played the hell out of those and other records. You name it, I was listening to it. The Sugarhill Gang when rap debut on the scene, Michael Jackson’s Thriller is as timeless as ever, Nirvana’s Nevermind, and the list goes on and on.
My Personal Tastes
Every DJ has his own preferences and I am no exception. I did grow up on such a wide variety of music and have a deep appreciation from the rock and roll era, the classic rock era, disco, funk, soul, pop, jazz, even a little bit of country. I tend to personally gravitate to old school hip-hop, R&B, pop, funk, and classic soul.
How It All Began
So how did I get into DJing in the first place? Well, I started out helping my friend out DJing school dances circa 88-89 in Northern NY. From there I went to college at SUNY Canton where I DJed parties and had a time slot at the college radio station. Then I worked with outfits in Northern NY to provide mobile DJ services to a number of events. The mid-90s came along and I moved to the Washington DC area where I picked up gigs at the most popular clubs like DC Live and The Ritz and occasionally I worked for “multi-op” mobile DJ operations from time to time, working mostly weddings and corporate events.
And then I took a pause from DJing for a bit. My IT career was growing and I took on many roles in the public, private, and government sectors. But that passion for playing and discovering music never died. The desire to entertain a crowd with the best music and seamless transitions continued to nudge me. Ultimately I decided to start my own mobile DJ business when my family moved back to the beautiful Hudson Valley, and in late 2012 Paris Creative was born.
The Birth Of Paris Creative
Strangely enough, since the DJing world has become much more technology-centric I have been able to apply a lot of my knowledge in the IT world and merged that knowledge with my DJing world. Now while I embrace technology to the fullest, I still have one foot in the analog world sporting a very large 12″ and 45 record collection and if you would like me to spin vinyl it’s certainly something I can do. That love of vinyl was even incorporated into my 2012-2017 version of my logo, but in the pursuit to keep things fresh I decided to go with an awesome hand-drawn design from my friend as my new logo.
What Makes Me Unique
I bring knowledge, passion, and desire to your event. Having a vast knowledge and connection to music, and making seamless transitions instead of just simply pressing play and forgetting about it. The experience of working numerous crowds (high school, clubs, corporate parties, and weddings), at lots of locations. to understand what they want to hear and dance to, knowing that songs from totally different genres and years can seamlessly intertwine with each other. And adding to my passion for music I bring technical expertise that is rare to find in this industry. Everything from my backup concepts to the ability to hone in the perfect sound at a venue.
All of that personally drives me to give you the best night of entertainment.