It’s been a glorious, entertaining, life changing four year run but sadly, it comes to an end today. I felt it would be a good thing to give the Republic a proper sign off and also clear the air with everything that has happened leading to this decision and all future endeavors.
Before We Start: For the record, this decision to stop updating HOR was 100% a personal decision. It wasn’t influenced, or forced, or shut down because of any verbal, physical, legal threats made on me or the site. We are very humble to have a following however, being a brand that also throws stones, we have enemies who I’m sure will be dancing in the streets at this news but let it be known that this is a voluntary decision.
The Beginning: I started Head of Rothchild back in 2009 when I moved back from Las Vegas. I wanted to DJ full time but had no job, no gigs, and $40 to my name. In addition, I had legal issues that finally caught up to me back from before I even moved to Las Vegas (Don’t drink and drive kids). After hitting rock bottom, the only thing I really had was free time. I knew a few people to get shitty DJ gigs to get by but I wanted to start something that would help me to get noticed in the area. Something different than the thousands of local DJ’s just putting out mixes of the same tracks every week. I wanted to start a vehicle that would help draw everybody in and still allow me to promote DJing. Thats when I launched Head of Rothchild, a blog that had my daily ramblings which turned into segments/bits while I whored myself to try to get bookings. Being 27 years old trying to promote myself was a lot easier then because I had a forum to say whatever I want to whoever I want while ranting about the struggles of the local Dj industry.
The Run: After about a year, the blog started to pick up traffic and was getting me booked in better places around the area and I was finally able to Dj full time. I also got in contact with people outside the DMV area and started playing out of state eventually doing little Summer tours on the west coast. By the start of the third year, I started to do shows with Steez Promo. After Steez, I started throwing my own parties around the area including Moombacon Massive. HOR was now a brand.
What Have I learned: In four years, you’re going to make some mistakes along the way. There are few things I would have done differently if I could go back but a lot of the things said and done on here was mostly a result of immaturity at the time, being short tempered, close minded, and not seeing the bigger picture of situations. Don’t get it twisted, I sleep very well at night but if you over think things like I do, you’ll understand. Best advice I can give you from what I’ve learned is that you can’t sweat the small stuff. There will always be people who may not see eye to eye with you or they just might be a shitty human being. That’s not always your fault, those people will eventually weed themselves out in time. At the end of the day, the best thing to do is just worry about how you’re going to make yourself better because the only way to rise above people who want to take food off your plate is to be better than them.
Why Stop the site?: To be honest, I just ran out of shit to say. Like, no joke. After 4 years, I pretty much said and got everything off my chest. What more is there to talk about? should I do the weather too? In addition to that, I simply don’t have the time to do it anymore. I’m not a broke DJ trying to make a name for myself. In fact, I don’t even actively DJ, I have a very laid back, happy life. I live in the burbs and drive a Benz. What the flying fuck could I bitch about? Life is great!
THE THANK YOU’S: Thanks to everybody who’s taken the time to stop by here, read the site, give feedback, promote, laugh, rage, and support the HOR Republic. Special thanks to Casey AKA Stoopgirl for coming through every Monday and shout out to Kate Illidge AKA Mary Ann Barry who just recently had a kid so congrats on the new fam. Thanks to all the DJ’s who played HOR parties, did exclusive mixes for, and also had me play at their events. BIG THANKS to Evan AKA Lazerjew and everyone over at Steez. Thanks to Shawn Lucas, Rock & Roll Hotel, U Street Music Hall, and or course Ziplok!
THE FUTURE: One of the reasons I don’t have time to blog is because I’m currently working on making new music. Hope to release some stuff at the end of this year under the name “Komara” (RIP Reed Rothchild). Sometime next year I want to get back into DJing but just for fun. As far as this site goes, I won’t be updating it anymore but I will keep paying to keep it live for people to see.
Thats about it, time to turn the lights off and lock the door. All praise be to the President Kim Il Sung, The Dear Leader General Kim Jong Il, and the Head Secretary of the Workers Party Marshal Kim Jong Il.
ALL HAIL THE HOR REPUBLIC!