About DJ Freedom
Freedom is a powerful word that has a different meaning for everyone who hears it. For me, it is not only the literal translation of my name, Ilir, but it is also the very essence of who I am and what I live for.
I was born in Albania on January the eleventh of 1977. Albania is a small country in Europe located between Italy, and Greece.
For 45 years, my country was under communist rule and we weren't allowed to listen to any foreign music. The allowed music wasn't bad, but it wasn't enough for me. I started listening to music from all around the world. I like all kind of music, from old school to techno; i get my inspiration from it. It was dangerous, but my passion lead me to do it. I am uncontainable and fearless. I was never meant to follow the rules, but rather to break them.
In the early nineties I decided to escape from Albania and look for my future. I emigrated in several countries from all around Europe. After a long time and with a lot of experience, I decided to return to Albania. When I returned, I found that Albania was still not ready for DJ Freedom.
In 2003, I once again left Albania to study law and physical fitness in Bologna, Italy.
I have had many blessings and hardships in my life, but the one thing that always got me through was music. Music, to me, is so much more than what it seems; it is love, passion, and freedom. Music represents who I am.
In 2005, I moved to America and I currently live in North Carolina. I have directed several fashion shows in the area and in 2006 I decided to start my own line of fashion apparel. I have recently incorporated myself as IR Entertainment to encompass everything that I am passionate about.
It will never be enough for me to entertain people. My music, fashion and modeling are all possible due the support of everyone. Thank you.
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