Written by Jason T. Hill
RAYMOND “FOGGY RAY” JAMALI is a trance DJ residing in Los Angeles, California. A die-hard lover of trance music for many years, DJ FoggyRay is committed to creating an amazing experience for trance fans worldwide. He is currently part of Southern California’s “Trance Addicts” DJ collective. You can catch him perform at EMX Presents: “ELEVATON” at Club Cobra on September 20th! Jason T. Hill recently sat down with Raymond and asked him a few questions about Ray.
Hold up! I’m digging your DJ name. How did you come up with it?
I’m Ray and I’m foggy. *laughs*
You don’t seem Foggy to me! You just seem like a chilled out Southern California dude.
Haha, you’re very kind. To be honest, I do get brain fog every now and then.. and let me tell you, it’s not a ‘Los Angeles’ thing. It’s just part of me!
Haha, that’s awesome. How long have you been DJing under that badass name for?
I have been DJing since 2010, and I have spent the past five years mastering the art of trance.
Whoa! So, you’re a niche DJ?
Absolutely. I have stuck exclusively to trance.
Wow. Why don’t you want to branch out into other genres?
I love trance. The reason that I DJ is to give back. It is a service to the producers who create trance music and the fans who crave it. My Trance Family is very special to me – they are the reason I DJ. I do it for them.
You had an excellent set at the RaveMeetup party that you hosted in June! Who are your musical influences?
My top three influences are Gareth Emery, Ashley Wallbridge and Andy Moor.
Which one is your favorite?
Ashley Wallbridge, for sure!
What makes Ashley take the cake?
His style is very energetic. He picks great tracks and gets the dance floor moving!
So where can fellow trance fans hear you spin?
I am currently part of the Trance Addicts team in Southern California. We just had a show on Sunday, September 6th. It was to spin for my Trance Family and show everyone at Avalong a good time!
Are there any specific plans for your future DJ career?
My goal is to be an International Trance DJ. I am committed to preserving trance culture – I want to bring trance to different cities and countries across the world.
Click play below to check out Foggy Ray’s latest mix.
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