Rockin' The Castle
Story by Nica Jensen
Photo by Andy Enomoto
PDM's DJ of Month for January 2006 is one of our long time
favorites. Fantasy Castle's Wayne has been rockin' the mike for
five years plus, and his credo is simple: "I just want every
night to be a party."
"I got into the night club business and I had no idea where I
was going to go with it,"
says. At first I was managing clubs, but I got tired of going
through ordeals with owners and I decided to deal with the girls
found that spinning CDs was more his style, and he decided to
keep doing what he does best.
part of my job is the pay and probably just being able to rock
the house and set the environment," he explains. "As for the
music I play, I take a vibe off the customers and go from there
and collage it all together like a tattoo."
A native Californian who hails from
Downey, Wayne hopes to make his mark in both the music and
"I'm trying to start up my own little clothing line, it's called
Straight Sikk, and I got a little band action going on as well,"
he says. "We're kind of like
PE; we're a little bit of everything."
loves his job at the
Fantasy Castle, he admits juggling the professional and personal
can be a bit tricky.
"My girlfriend works as the bartender at Fantasy Castle, and it
can get kind of chaotic," he says candidly. "It's probably not
the best way to be involved in a relationship, but most people
outside of the industry see me as a pervert, as someone who's
looking at T&A all day long."
If you want to get on
list of favorite people, don't assume he'd rather have a tip
than a compliment.
"I worked last night and at least ten different customers
thanked me for what I do best,"
says proudly. "You can't beat that, and that sometimes even
feels better than getting some money."
You can catch
at Fantasy Castle at 2800 Walnut Ave. in Signal Hill on Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday nights. Call (562) 427-9657 for more