The Triad MUSIC Scene

by Ryan Snyder

The Triad MUSIC Scene

Triad DJ Profile

Full name: Erik Sudderth

DJ name: DJ E.Sudd

What it means: “[A] nice and simple abbreviation of my first and last name.”

Playlist: Hip hop, RnB, reggae, go-go “Whatever the crowd calls for, it’s in the archive.”

Gigs: Mondays at 9 p.m. on the www., Tuesdays and Fridays at Club Rain in Greensboro, Saturdays at Jabs Ultra Bar in Greensboro

Got in the game: “I started out on the dual deck CD players in 2004. After linking up with Waleed Coyote [Othaz Records, 102 Jamz] he began inviting me to the radio station where I watched the DJs and I realized that what I was doing was NOT DJing. I was an official button pusher. I then purchased a set of Technics 1200s and began to work on my mixing and scratching. After graduating high school in 2005, I was able to spend more time watching the DJs at the radio station and was also able to go to different clubs and functions to check out other DJs.”

Influences: “First and foremost, anyone that has ever doubted me. DJ MC, DJ Skillz, DJ Smoove, every real DJ that is serious about their work and of course, my listeners.”

First pro gig: “During my freshmen year of college (2005), I began doing the warm up/opening sets for DJ Reflection. In early 2006, I landed my first official gig at the Venue with crowds of 1,500-2,000 people every Thursday. It was great promotion.”

Signature technique: Call and response

What you listen to outside of the club: “I like to listen to mixtapes put together by other DJs. I am also a fan of late ’90s music and a lot of local artists like Snoog, Naps Krew and Yacht Music Group.”

Favorite albums: The Game — The Documentary, Dr. Dre — The Chronic 2001, Eminem — Marshall Mathers LP, Nelly — Country Grammar, Big Pun — Yeah Baby, Ludacris — Back For The First Time, Fabolous — Street Dreams

What else: “In addition to being the youngest professional DJ in the Carolinas, I’ve made two BET ‘Rap City’ appearances, and you can check me out on the On My Grind mixtape series.”

Booking: 336.689.2460,