For 10 years, DJ Toby 'Fresh' Campbell has pumped up the players, coaches and fans of the Seattle Seahawks.
Toby “Fresh” Campbell aka DV One
What do you do? For the last 10 years, I was DJ for the Seattle Seahawks. [During the] offseason, I DJ for clubs and tours worldwide.
How did you get started in that field? I started my DJ career by entering and winning DJ battles and competitions. Shortly thereafter I started doing mixshows on the radio. I even won the best mixshow award in 1996 alongside Nasty Nes Rodriguez for “Rap Attack” on KCMU. Hawks staff heard me at a Red Bull event at Qwest Field [now CenturyLink Field] and asked if I wanted to interview for a position on the squad.
What’s a typical day like? A typical game day consists of getting up early, checking to see who we’re playing (so I don’t play any opposing team anthems), showing up to the stadium before doors open, setting up equipment and talking with players/coaches to see what they’re feeling like listening to.
What’s the best part of the job? The best part of the job is being a part of the energy that happens in the stadium on game day, and contributing to the intensity.
What surprises people about what you do? How diverse the musical tastes are among players, coaches and fans. And knowing what to play and when to play it — it’s not just a random iPod shuffle.
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