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MSU alumnus discusses passion for music, DJ career

September 22, 2015

DJ Meftah explains his methods and love for music. 

Photo by Maria Braganini | The State News

As a child, Andrew Meftah always dreamt of a life filled with music and lyrics. At age 14, Meftah made his dream a reality by purchasing his first keyboard. Today Mefta uses a pair of Technics 1200 turntables and a mixer, a Roland SP-404 sampler, a Korg R3 synthesizer, an Akai Miniak synthesizer, a Fender Precision bass and a few thousand records.

Unlike many rappers and DJs, Meftah isn’t interested in just fame and fortune.

“Music allows me to think, or if there are certain lyrics about something you might not have experienced you’ll cry because it was talking about something you can imagine feeling and you were like, ‘Wow, I feel bad for that person. I can’t believe they went through that,'" Meftah said. "And then you realize people might have some shit that they go through, but it doesn't make them less credible. If anything it makes them more beautiful, no matter what.”

Meftah believes through mixing and rapping, he has learned to love and respect others and most importantly, himself.

“It is just a very powerful thing to me, when you respect your friends and your neighbors and you just talk to them and love them," he said.

Meftah graduated from MSU during spring of 2015 with a degree in media and information, and still lives in the Lansing area. He played a show at The Avenue Cafe last weekend.

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