HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Hailing from the landscapes of Winston-Salem in North Carolina, DJ Eighty Four began hitting the ground running in the music realm relentlessly since 2007, and has legitimized himself into an elite and prominent DJ in his scene since that time and has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.
Originally from Pittsburgh, and known for his insatiable drive, graphic design skills and musical versatility, DJ Eighty Four quickly became an in-demand staple among his respective music scene; becoming the official DJ for GRAWL (Greensboro Arm Wrestling League) as well as Ladies Arm Wrestling. An organization where all events are charity-based on behalf of female based groups. DJ Eighty Four also co-founded an after-work party called Tacos & Turntables, based at Hoots Roller Bar in Winston-Salem’s downtown vicinity where he became a Resident DJ. The event and venue is known for its laid-back atmosphere, great music, and a very popular Mexican food truck that comes to the events. DJ Eighty Four, now in the scene in popular demand, also became the DJ for “Phive”, a live “mash-up band” where he got to tour the east coast and also contributed original music for the popular TV shows “Jersey Shore” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”.
With a growing resumé and an active career in rapid motion, DJ Eighty Four made numerous guest appearances on “In The Beat of the Night” on 103.1 FM WUAG (Greensboro). It was also during this point in his career that he began gracing the stage with industry heavyweights, opening for artists like Questlove, Dam-Funk (Stones Throw Records), and even DJ’d for DMC of hip-hop royalty, RUN-DMC. As DJ Eighty Four continues his winning streak, his prospective future includes more music releases, mixes, and more specialized events and shows. To keep up with the rising DJ, be sure to connect with him on his official Social Media and Music Streaming platforms for News, Music, Events, Booking, Contact, and everything else related to DJ Eighty Four.
“When I started (DJing), I was strictly on vinyl and at that time DVS wasn’t even around. I love going to the record shops discovering new music. If you couldn’t find it at a record shop, you weren’t playing that track (downloading wasn’t an option then). I loved the history and the culture behind DJing/Turntablism. As a kid, and much through my college years, I hated being up on stage, public speaking and being the center of attention. But after discovering DJing, it brought me out of my shell. It was something I did on my own without any influences from my friends. I felt it became part of my identity.” -DJ Eighty Four
DJ Eighty Four’s musical influences include:
DJ Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, DJP, A-Trak, DJ Nu-Mark, DJ Shadow, The Beat Junkies and Questlove.
Red Bull, Game Stop, Novant Health & Truliant Federal Credit Union.
Venues DJ Eighty Four has played in the state and out of state:
6th & Vine (Winston-Salem, NC)
Burke St. Pub (Winston-Salem, NC)
Ziggy’s (Winston-Salem, NC)
The Brewer’s Kettle (High Point, NC)
Westerwood Tavern (Greensboro, NC)
Artistika (Greensboro , NC)
The Green Burro (Greensboro , NC)
Greene St. Nightclub (Greensboro , NC)
The Blind Tiger (Greensboro , NC)
The Pour House (Greensboro , NC)
Lucha Tigre – (Chapel Hill, NC)
Top Of The Hill – (Chapel Hill, NC)
Five Star – (Raleigh, NC)
Club IT’z – (Fayetteville, NC)
Glow – (San Mateo, CA)