by Ryan Snyder

Real name: Dianté “Dee” Bryant DJ Handle: DJ Focus What it means: Focus is the “center of attraction or attention.” DJs were and are at the forefront of music, especially when hip hop began. I think it’s fitting. What I play: Old and new hip hop, R&B, reggae, Top 40… whatever is needed. Catch me at: Mixshows on and different clubs (Music City, Platinum Nightlife, etc.) Got in the game: May 2009 Why I do it: My love of music. I do everything to music (eat, sleep, shower… EVERYTHING). The energy from the crowd gives me a rush like no other. Influences: Jazzy Jeff, Jam Master Jay and anyone doing it before me. Oh yeah, the Big Homie DJ Reflection. Can’t forget who put you on. First pro gig: Rumba D’ Cache (Greensboro). I had cheap equipment but I still rocked the party. It wasn’t real smooth but I rocked it. Favorite technique: Crab scratches and smooth blends. Personal playlist: J. Cole, Little Brother, Freeway and a lot of R&B. I listen to a little bit of everything if it sounds good. Favorite albums: Biggie — Ready to Die, Jay Z — Reasonable Doubt, Blueprints 1 and 3, Snoop Dogg — Doggystyle, Dr. Dre — both Chronic albums, UGK — Dirty Money, Outkast — Aquemini My gear: Technics 1200s, Numark mixer, Ortofon scratch needles and Serato of course. Website: Anything else you’d like to add: Booking Info: 336 624 9742. Email,,