Deaf DJ from New Jersey
You will never guess that you are dancing to the rhythm of a deaf DJ.
Incredible that you can teach someone who is deaf to DJ. The truth is you can. But it takes tremendous hard work and dedication. Only 30% of all spoken sounds are visible on the lips. Robbie Wilde is a hard worker and studies the waves to help him learn.
How is it possible? Muscle memory! He practices scratching for 2 hours in class a day. The big difference between Robbie to others is getting the muscles to do the right thing differently than Dubspot would teach the others. You can’t just touch some knobs. It would help if you practiced and, most of all, are educated yourself with music.
Most have to hear what you are doing as a DJ but being physical with your hands is just as important. Robbie loves being physical with his hands.
A lot of people ask how Robbie became so successful in overcoming these challenges. Dubstep linked up Robbie with turntablist DJ Shiftee who was up for the challenge to work with Robbie. DJ Shiftee focused on key areas to develop his skills as a performer. His excellent coach and Robbies drive being the key factors to success. It was a win-win match up between those two.
DJ Shiftee says Robbie is a tremendous worker and actually one of his best students. Robbie says he owes DJ shiftee a lot. He says he molded his career to what it is today.
“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges” -Pat Riley.
Robbie wanted to get into the art of DJ to be called a true DJ. His talent, knowledge, and dedication truly show. Robbie’s journey hasn’t been an easy one. He had a hard time learning as a kid. He had a lot of failed English classes. Robbie had to take ESL classes for 5 years before he knew how to speak because he had language differences.
Some deaf and hard of hearing persons are lawyers, doctors, chemists, inventors, artists, writers, architects, poets, newspaper editors, clergy, actors, and teachers.
“I don’t want to be looked at as a deaf kid trying to DJ, but a great DJ who happens to be deaf. I hope that my story gets out there and truly inspires those who have odds stacked against them. Believe in yourself, and there is no limit to what you can do.” – Robbie Wilde
For more inspiration, Check out the full story of Robbie Wilde