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DJ A Rock CHARLOTTE, NC
Disc Jockeys, Night Club DJs, Event Announcers

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Tour DJ
Radio DJ
CLub DJ
Mobile DJ Service


"DJ A Rock in CHARLOTTE" Audience Participation Level
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Languages Spoken:

- English


His passion for DJing was ignited in 1989 when he fell in love with the Technic 1200 Turntables he saw influence by DJs like DJ Roby 1 and DJ Selo using at local parties in his hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. Anthony Smith aka DJ A. Rock, was already break dancing and acting with a teen group called SoulBeat, and playing drums for his church. Within 10 years DJ A. Rock had formed his own dance group, won drummer of the year award, traveled around the Midwest as captain of drill team landing a spot in the nationally televised Bud Billikan parade in Chicago, Illinois. Soon after rocking parties for friends and family a local buzz began to flow around the city, creating a career that not only put DJ A-Rock through college but enabled him to start his own company. KeepItASecret Productions which was originally formed in 1993 by Marques Wilder, Daniel Frazier Jr. and DJ A-Rock in Waterloo, Iowa. DJ A. Rock called the rap group KeepItASecret which was managed by the talented Felicia Smith Hagerstrom altogether they penetrated the local market which led the group to become an opening act for Sheryl Underwood. In the early nineties, the group performed at local talent shows, college events, and benefit concerts. In the late nineties the group decided to separate in order to pursue other career goals. Following the split DJ A-Rock took over KeepItASecret and changed the name from KeepItASecret Productions to KeepItASecret Entertainment. DJ A-Rock continued to perform locally. By 1998, DJ A. Rock dropped two mixed tapes and landed his first club gig at Bams by then his turntables became his daily heartbeat. The heart of his passion lies in the parties and the shows where he can get real time crowd reactions the buzz created behind his groove technique recognized by DJ Commando led him to become the resident DJ for New World Lounge in 1996 Waterloo, Iowa. DJ A. Rock accomplished this by the tender age of 18 eventually becoming the most in demand DJ in the state of Iowa so much so he was featured in Blaze Magazine, a youth publication spinoff of Vibe Magazine. In 1998, DJ A. Rock decided to attend University of Northern Iowa placing emphasis on studying communication and electronic media he then became the radio campus DJ from 1998-2000. Most DJs target the record industry getting on as many albums or mix tapes as possible hoping whatever MC or artist that blows up can get name recognition as well. Riding on someone elses coattail was never DJ A. Rock style. DJ A. Rock clearly understands that music is the doorstep to the brain and it penetrates the soul of people. From the time of being radio campus DJ, charity events he did with Boys & Girls Club, Benefit concerts for the Nation of Islam, generated commercials for the radio jocks along with creative producing for their mix shows became his purpose to fulfill the joy of sound in music.
There is no question that the craft of DJing has changed since 1989. High tech digital equipment has enhanced and in some instances has replaced vinyl and turntables. Computers create seamless loops and synchronize samples making it easy for anyone to claim the title as a DJ. DJ A Rock knows that DJing requires more than punching keys on a keyboard, its an art form. Instead of fretting about the good old days DJ A Rock knows that failure to innovate and keep abreast of the entertainment industry and latest advances in his field is failure to progress. But dont let his grasp of technology fool you. Never premixed always fresh DJ A Rock is a beast on the ones and twos. Mediocrity is unacceptable. In the world of entertainment you are only as good as your last set. Master of backspins, BPMs, and scratching DJ A. Rock is a dictator of the dance floor, controlling every move of the crowd with his rhythmic beat matching. There is nothing plug-in-play about his skills.
DJ A. Rock is unique in that he has chosen to build his KeepItASecret Entertainment brand in an unconventional way. The year January 2010 he decided to signed with Y Square Management becoming their in house DJ for artists events and shows. Since joining the team he has been a disc jockey before MoNique, old school hip hop heads like Naughty By Nature, reggae artist Lady Saw, professional athletes, and more. Whether its clubs, artists, weddings, private parties, or corporate events DJ A. Rock continues to excel and evolve. What is next for this command-in-chief of the DJ booth? Saturation of his mixes on a corporate level, mixing and scratching on commercials, artists videos and performance sets, movies, video games, and more. His master turntable professional charm, intellect, talent, and business savvy are the keys to his sustained success.
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Wedding
    Wedding Reception
    Wedding Ceremony Only
    Wedding Ceremony & Reception
    Renewal of Vows Reception
    Renewal of Vows Ceremony Only
    Renewal of Vows Ceremony & Reception
    Rehearsal Dinner Entertainment
    Engagement Party
    Bachelorette Party
    Bachelor Party
Corporate Event
    Appreciation Party
    Arena / Stadium Event
    Auto Dealer Sale
    Clambake
    Company Picnic
    Convention
    Corporate Party
    Grand Opening Event
    Retail Store / Special Sale
    Special Promotion
    Sporting Event
    Team Building Event
Private / Family Function
    4th of July
    Anniversary Party
    Annual Party
    Backyard Barbeque
    Bar Mitzvah (With Dancers and Prizes)
    Bar Mitzvah (Simple)
    Bat Mitzvah (Simple)
    Birthday Party
    Block Party
    Cinco De Mayo
    Family Reunion
    Going Away Party
    Graduation Party
    Halloween Costume Party
    Halloween Party
    Holiday Party
    Masquerade Ball
    New Year's Eve Party
    Pool Party
    Quinceanera Party (Hispanic Sweet 15)
    Retirement Party
    Social Dance
    Sock Hop (50's & 60's Oldies)
    Sweet 16 Party
    Welcome Home Party
School / College Event
    8th Grade Dance
    All-nighter
    Arena / Stadium Event
    Carnival
    College Formal
    Dance-a-thon
    Elementary School Dance
    End of The Year Dance
    Fraternity Event
    Fraternity Formal / Party
    Fraternity Social
    Fund Raising Event
    Homecoming Dance
    Junior Prom
    Junior Senior Ball
    Junior Senior Prom
    Middle-school Dance
    Organizational Dance / Event
    Pep Rally
    Saddie Hawkins Dance
    School Dance
    Senior Ball
    Sorority Event
    Sorority Formal / Party
    Sorority Social
    Sporting Event
    Theme Dance
    Video Dance Party
Religious / Ethnic / Holiday Celebrations
    Baptism
    Bar Mitzvah (With Dancers and Prizes)
    Bar Mitzvah (Simple)
    Bat Mitzvah (Simple)
    Chanukah Party
    Christening
    Christmas Party
    Confirmation Party
    Easter Eve Party
    First Communion
    Halloween Party
    New Year's Eve Party
    Quinceanera Party (Hispanic Sweet 15)
    Saint Patrick's Day Party
Bar / Nightclub / Restaurant (DJ's Equipment)
    Classic Rock Night
    Club-style Dance Party
    Country Line-dancing Event
    Couples Night
    Disco Night
    Eighties Night
    Grand Opening
    Happy Hour Event
    Hip-hop / R&B / Rap Dance Party
    House Music Dance Party
    Karaoke Night
    Ladies Night
    Latin / Salsa / Merangue Dance Party
    Monday Night Football Party
    New Year's Eve Party
    Oldies Night
    Reggae / Caribbean / Tropical Dance Party
    Regular Dance Party
    Saint Patrick's Event
    Shag & Beach Music Dance Party
    Singles Night
    Slow Dance / Social Event
    Staff Appreciation Party
    Techno / Rave Night (Large Sound & Lights)
    Techno / Rave Night (Less Than 200 People)
    Theme Night
    Trivia Night
Using Bar / Night Club's Equipment
    Classic Rock Night
    Club-style Dance Party
    Country Line-dancing Event
    Couples Night
    Disco Night
    Eighties Night
    Grand Opening
    Happy Hour Event
    Hip-hop / R&B / Rap Dance Party
    House Music Dance Party
    Karaoke Night
    Ladies Night
    Latin / Salsa / Merangue Dance Party
    Monday Night Football Party
    New Year's Eve Party
    Oldies Night
    Reggae / Caribbean / Tropical Dance Party
    Regular Dance Party
    Saint Patrick's Event
    Shag & Beach Music Dance Party
    Singles Night
    Slow Dance / Social Event
    Staff Appreciation Party
    Techno / Rave Night (Large Sound & Lights)
    Techno / Rave Night (Less Than 200 People)
    Theme Night
    Trivia Night
Using DJ's Equipment
    Classic Rock Night
    Club-style Dance Party
    Country Line-dancing Event
    Couples Night
    Disco Night
    Eighties Night
    Grand Opening
    Happy Hour Event
    Hip-hop / R&B / Rap Dance Party
    House Music Dance Party
    Karaoke Night
    Ladies Night
    Latin / Salsa / Merangue Dance Party
    Monday Night Football Party
    New Year's Eve Party
    Oldies Night
    Reggae / Caribbean / Tropical Dance Party
    Regular Dance Party
    Saint Patrick's Event
    Shag & Beach Music Dance Party
    Singles Night
    Slow Dance / Social Event
    Staff Appreciation Party
    Techno / Rave Night (Large Sound & Lights)
    Techno / Rave Night (Less Than 200 People)
    Theme Night
    Trivia Night
Using The DJ's Pa System
    Auction
    Car Sale
    Car Show
    Carnival Or Circus
    Casino
    College Sporting Event
    Convention
    Corporate Olympics
    County Fair
    Fashion Show
    Fund Raiser Event
    Hs Sporting Event
    In-store Sale
    Pageant
    Political Event
    Press Conference
    Pro Sporting Event
    Race Event
    Religious Event
    Social Event
    Special Event
    State Fair
    Talent Show
Using Your Pa System
    Auction
    Car Sale
    Car Show
    Carnival Or Circus
    Casino
    College Sporting Event
    Convention
    Corporate Olympics
    County Fair
    Fashion Show
    Fund Raiser Event
    Hs Sporting Event
    In-store Sale
    Pageant
    Political Event
    Press Conference
    Pro Sporting Event
    Race Event
    Religious Event
    Social Event
    Special Event
    State Fair
    Talent Show

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