San Antonio DJ Reflects on This Past Year

SAN ANTONIO — Alec Estrada was 4 a long time previous when he saw his initially record player at a daycare on San Antonio’s West Facet.

“The daycare really, you would go to stations and there was 1 music station, and it experienced a report participant,” Estrada claims.

That is what sparked his really like for his music, and that passion would afterwards make him residencies at the additional well known bars in San Antonio.

Estrada, also recognised by his DJ name, Lil Trucker Hat, claims that it’s been challenging to generate an income.

“During quarantine, it was really hard. Of training course, we had been trying to uncover methods to make dollars,” Estrada claims.

So Estrada resorted to an American online video dwell streaming service termed Twitch, which is mainly applied by players. To make some added money, he even did sets from a plant keep, but when bars opened at 50% potential, he claims it continue to wasn’t the very same.

“It’s a whole lot more challenging DJing for people today who are sitting down down since you can not seriously really feel if they are into nearly anything you are playing, and you just cannot definitely browse the home,” Estrada says.

He now performs at Midnight Swim and The Squeezebox, two bars that are even now following CDC suggestions, inspite of Gregg Abbott’s announcement to raise the mask mandate, and have companies operate at 100% capability.

“A lot of individuals will keep in mind that, and they will not overlook how these corporations seriously caught to the mandate and adopted code,” Estrada says.

He says that since in the course of this pandemic, there have been DJs enjoying in front of packed crowds at bars that weren’t adhering to suggestions.

“I could simply go and DJ at one of individuals spots, but that’s not definitely who I am. I instead continue to be faithful to the company that took care of me, and we are just likely to ride it out,” Estrada states.