I grew up here in Atlanta. I have been a DJ for over 15 years. I am not the typical cheese ball Wedding DJ. In fact, I have noticed how much more authentic and genuine weddings have become. I am very grateful to all of the couples that let me be a part of their wedding days over the years.
Once upon a time, in a galaxy kinda’ like this one…
I got into DJing almost on accident. I have a good friend that told me I would be a great DJ. (Kris Bayne DJ & Owner of Orpheus & Aphrodite Music and Photography and Manager of Atlanta Band of Gold) I have always been a drummer-Playing drums in Middle School Band all the way to touring around with Rock Bands in College. I looked at him like he was crazy! He said, “Troy, you are comfortable on stage so you won’t get nervous in front of a crowd.” I still looked at him like he was nuts. As it turned out, he wasn’t nuts at all.
At that time in my life I really needed to try something new. I thought it was a good idea to go to weddings with DJ Kris and just see what it was like. I could help him load equipment and he would show me the ropes. What could go wrong?! Right?!
Well, we had a blast and every wedding showed me something new that I could implement myself or try when I was on my own. I am very thankful to have a veteran DJ like Kris show me how to eventually become a professional DJ. Over the years I have teamed up with Exquisite Sounds Entertainment – DJ Toryn L, DJ JayBee & DJ Ken. We have a lot of things in common and we believe everyone should have a great time at their Wedding. I have been collaborating with Exquisite Sounds Entertainment and it has been a blast. I am proud to be a part of the team and look forward to more great adventures in the future!
Gone are the days of showing up in my old black bow tie and playing the same stale “Wedding Reception Songs.” Each Wedding is different than the last with thoughtfully choreographed mixes for each couple and their guests. It is much more entertaining and fun for all of us (trust me!)
I use good ole’ turntables. You might remember seeing these around here or there. I went back to using turntables a while ago and it made everything instantly better. There is something magical about dropping the needle on a record. The party can officially start! It happens everytime. It is always great when the reception is bumping and everybody is having a great time. That is really what it’s about.