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DJ Name: Caroline D’Amore
Location: Los Angeles
Fans cannot get enough of Caroline D'Amore... Good thing she is simply unstoppable, and it’s a great thing that SKAM Artist always has Caroline on the road touring. D’Amore has always been an LA staple on the music scene, DJing all the hottest events and appearing in all the hottest magazines.
Of course, it isn’t all music, travel and performing for her. D’Amore and her husband Bobby Alt also operate the West Hollywood location of the family business: D’Amore’s Pizza. Still, it’s clear her first love is music. She currently has two new tracks on SKAM Records: "Higher" featuring Josh Moreland, and "Love Somebody" featuring Ayah Marar. You can watch the official video for “Higher” below.
1. When did you join the SKAM Artist roster? What did it feel like to join SKAM?
Wow. I think I joined SKAM 4 years ago...maybe five. SKAM has been my home for a long time, and I couldn't be happier about it. Everyone knows SKAM in the DJ community. If you’re on SKAM then you’re doing good for yourself.
2. What genres of music are your specialties?
I started in the house/EDM world over 10 years ago writing and collaborating with legends in the scene like StoneBridge and Robbie Rivera . When I started DJing, house wasn't cool yet in most places in the States. I played a lot in Chicago and Detroit, then mostly out of the country during that time. Then the big EDM surge happened. As an artist, I like to branch out and try all different genres. Some people think you have to stick to one sound to establish "who you are" but I just can't do it – I love it all. So I started producing and writing more indie- and pop-sounding tracks: “Gypsy Woman,” “Come to California,” and recently on SKAM's label I've just released “Higher” and “Love Somebody.” SKAM is doing big things as a label right now, so I'm excited to be a part of it all.
3. What’s something you’re known for as an entertainer?
As an artist and DJ I'm known for throwbacks. When DJing, I love to mix in an updated edit of a Whitney or Madonna track. I do it in my production as well. I'm all about the ‘90s, so you can definitely hear that influence throughout my records.
4. Please list some of your favorite recent gigs, and why they were favorites.
Some of my favorite recent gigs... I just played a wild show in Park City with RL grime, and that show went off. Hard trap just makes a room light up. New Year’s shows are always fun, too. This past one, I had a wild crowd of a couple thousand at Big Night San Diego at the Hilton Bayfront. That was a good time.
5. Besides DJing, what other projects are you currently working on?
Besides DJing, my other current projects are always making music. I'm really excited for everyone to hear “Love Somebody” featuring the amazing Ayah Marar out now on SKAM Records. And I'm not sure if everyone knows that my husband Bobby Alt and I own and run D'Amores Pizza in West Hollywood. It's hands down the best pizza you will find in Los Angeles, and we stay open super late for people like us that want good pizza after hours.
6. When performing, what types of bar and nightlife venues do you prefer?
I'm down to perform at all different types of venues, but I'm not gonna lie, a venue set up for a full performance (laser show, CO2 blasters, a stage to jump on) is always a good time. I'm also a sucker for raging pool parties. I've done entire summers in Vegas rocking the Hard Rock pool parties and it was heaven.
7. What’s your adult beverage of choice?
My adult beverage of choice while performing is Vodka Soda. I used to drink tequila, but that always ends with lost or broken headphones thrown into the crowd.
8. What advice would you give someone who wants to get noticed by SKAM Artist?
It's not easy to get noticed by SKAM. You have to build an audience before walking into a meeting. SKAM will take you to the next level.
9. What’s the biggest challenge you face as a DJ?
My biggest challenge as a DJ is to not drink every night. When providing a party vibe every night you have to chill ‘cause, I mean, it's your job. You don't want to be that wasted DJ…every night. Choose your battles; flying hungover sucks.
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