by Ryan Snyder

DJ Handle: DJ SkiZzie FuZz Why I chose it: I got this name when I was in high school. All I had on my chinny-chin-chin was a little peach fuzz so when I began to DJ, everyone picked on me and called me skizzie fuzz. Real name: Joey McDonald What I play: Everything, I mean everything, from gospel to rap, from country to pop, from hip hop to techno, from Taylor swift to Gucci Mane. Catch me at: I’m seriously all over the Triad performing everywhere. Facebook and Twitter is the best way to get a handle on where I’ll be at any given time. I must say I had a blast last week DJing for my alma mater NC A&T. Let’s go Aggies Against Aids. Upcoming shows: Groove Phi Groove SFI, MEAC Celebration Day party at Club Platinum in Winston-Salem on Friday, March 12 at 1 p.m.; High Point Bridal Expo 2010 Ashford Suites 3901 Sedgebrook St. High Point on Saturday, March 13 at 1 p.m.; Groove Phi Groove SFI Non-Greek “Leave It on the Yard” Stroll competition at Shaw University in Raleigh on March 18 at 4 p.m. Got in the game: I was always that hyper-impulsive kid who loved to bang on pots and pants. Most of the time I ended up breaking something. As I got older, I started experimenting with everything that made a sound until my dad introduced me to my first turntable. It wasn’t until I stepped foot in A&T’s radio station (WNAA 90.1) that I became serious as a DJ. Why I do it: I do this because its really fun and it’s a great way to meet all kinds of people and organizations. It makes me happy when I see the funny pictures on Facebook of people just having a blast, plus it makes me laugh when I see the morning after pictures, most of the time someone usually has a lampshade on their head…. Influences: D Cherie, Q-bert DJ Red-October, DJ Pyro, DK K Stunna, DJ Rockin’ Rick,, Professor Funk, Kanye West and Kid n’ Play from House Party. Studio work: Well, I don’t want to give it away, but we are currently working with Calico Beatz to produce an underground mix-tape. But it’s a secret, so keep it hush-hush. Signature mix: I have a couple of gospel rap mixes that always get people dancing with a hint of holy ghost. I have a club/pop mix, I love the Black Eyed Peas part of it. I have a 20-minute scratch session, I had to buy new vinyl after I made that one.

Personal playlist: Right now, I’m all over Black Eyed Peas’ “Imma Bee,” Nicki Minaj’s “Girlfriend,” SA-RA’s “Love Czars”, NERD’s “Everyone Knows,” Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” Snoop Dogg’s “I Wanna Rock and “Gucci Lemonade.” My Gear: I’m rocking with two Stanton T80s, Serato Scratch Live, Hercules RMX, Compaq Presario Laptop Website: I’d like to add: Anyone can play a song or two and get ya dancing, but it takes a DJ to inspire the party animals in all of us. That way we can wake up the next morning and find a tiger in the bathroom. Catch me on Facebook or Twitter all the time. Just type in Fuzzy Productions on either site.