by Ryan Snyder

DJ handle: DJ 3AM

What is means: My Friend Dylan Yow came up with it because I never stop the music at 2 a.m. I’m always playing until at least 3 or later! Once he gave me the idea of the catchy and unique name it stuck with me.

Real name: Joseph Robinson

What I play: EDM/house/Top 40 /hip hop/mash-ups

Catch me at: I make my own events all over NC, but I often get bookings at Greene Street Club, ClubHouse, Club KUSH, Orions, Fire & Ice and Illusion Bar.

Upcoming shows: Every Friday at Club KUSH, and DJ 3AM’s BDAY BASH at ILLU- SION BAR on May 11.

Got in the game: February 2012 is I went professional but I started learning at the age of 16.

Why I do it: I became a DJ because of my love for music and my friends telling me how much talent I had on my first DJ program Virtual DJ. I Started off messing around spinning at a few big house parties, started moving large crowds with my music then started to become extremely popular and people wanted to see more from me so I went professional and got signed with DBLL Entertainment and started booking shows every week! Some day’s I had more than one gig! Now I am only moving up.

Influences: Benny Benassi, Luminox, HeRobust, Laidback Luke, Hardwell, LottaNoize, DJ HEK YEH!, Spunge, DJ 3rd Eye, DJ AMP.

First pro gig: My first professional gig was at Fire & Ice. They gave me a chance to see what I could do and after that I did every Thursday there for a while.

Studio work: “This Is Your Song” — DBLL Entertainment’s Ace Lemo & Jarrett Holland ft. DJ 3AM

Favorite technique: Mixing in related Keys and Live mixing and mashing! I love to surprise the crowd with something they have never heard before and watch the crowd reaction.

Mix you’re most proud of: It’s hard to choose just one, but if I has to I would choose my SoundCloud mix — PREViEW OF DJ 3AM

Best record you own: Jay Z — The Black Album is my personal favorite.

Favorite new music: Is it possible to have a favorite as a DJ? I love it all! I get new favorite’s daily

My gear: A Numark N4 Controller with built in mixer, Virtual DJ Pro 7 and Traktor Pro 2, WM200 Numark microphone, Toshiba Satellite L505. My lighting and effects include a Super LED dome light and 700W Fogger.


I’d like to add: Big thanks to everyone who and believed in me, supported me and helped me along the way! Also Big thanks to YES! Weekly for noticing me as a DJ! I look forward to more and more amazing years in my career!