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    Hey guys,

    I'm having real trouble coming up with a DJ name, and i've been wondering...how important is it to have a name that isn't your real name? As a personal preference I dislike DJ names that start with the word "DJ". I much prefer single word names like Deadmau5 or Tiesto and so on...

    So theres those big names..then there are those who just use their actual name like David Guetta, Paul Oakenfold....hell Ean Golden!

    Being Chinese, I don't have a name that stands out (seeing as we don't have that great a variety of last names). It's Anson Cheung. So I'm thinking a stage name would be more memorable...

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    how important is it to have a stage name, do you think?

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    Go with "Anson", easy to remember
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    Or c.h. anson
    LOL sorry

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    i'd just go with anson, you could play around with the name, too.

    ansoN
    anson!

    or something, i don't know

    i share your hate for the whole "dj" thing in front of names, too. unless they're realllly good, haha.

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    What's in a name?

    That's your job to make it memorable with a good product. You could call yourself something stupid like space monkey but it doesn't matter if you rock peoples' asses off. Anson Cheung is not a bad name to me. :/

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    Personally, I think you should have a moniker, if anything, to keep your real name private. In this day and age there is SO much active information, it's easier to just use a fake name, which almost every single popular musician does, and I wouldn't be surprised is most DJs do too.

    I mean, it can be a real name, just not YOUR real name. It also can be simpler for starting businesses, keeping paperwork separate, etc. etc. etc.. I'd say make some sort of moniker, but it doesn't necessarily have to be DJ Smokes and Bones or whatever.
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    Lance Blaise is my real name... but i have also produced and dj'd under the names Tattoo Detectives, and Tacopimp. I like just using my regular name... eh..
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    I use my real name (Miyuru Fernando).
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    Best Legs is my name, lol.

    anson is pretty cools for a dj name.

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    Anson is not bad at all!

    My chinese/lao name is Ko which = KAYO. lol.

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