Patrice McBride is a seasoned pro when it comes to the world of DJing - he's been in the game for roughly 20 years, and can't remember a time when he wasn't playing music for an audience.
"I grew up in a family of musicians," McBride says. "I started out playing the piano and guitar when I was very young - I was in recitals and garage shows all through grade school. When I discovered DJing, I became obsessed with it, and have been ever since."
And though McBride is anything but cliche - when it comes to the types of music he spins, he has to admit, his answer is a bit.
"I know it's a little vague to say this, but I play it all," he says. "From urban genres like hip-hop and dancehall, to upbeat dance music like house, Baltimore Club and electro. Really, it's whatever makes people move."
But with that said, McBride definitely knows how to stand out from the rest.
"I definitely play a lot of my own stuff," he admits. "I do a lot of personalized edits of songs, remixes and even some original works; it's all a big part of my game. I believe that working in the studio, customizing and editing materials, can really help separate you from other DJ's."
Party Tricks: "When it comes to winning over an audience," McBride says, "I learned early in my career that if you can keep the ladies happy and grooving, then everything else will fall into place. Guys will follow suit and the next thing you know, voila! It's a party!"
Go See Him: You can see McBride spin 9 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Blue Martini inside Bally's Casino in Atlantic City. You can also catch him when he's back in Atlantic City later this month: He'll be at The Pool at Harrah's Resort on March 10, back to the Blue Martini on March 17, and closing out the month at the Toga Bar inside Caesars Atlantic City on March 24.