triad dj profile

by Ryan Snyder


DJ Handle: Afton

Full Name: Afton evans

Origin of DJ Handle: I get it from my mama!

What I play: soccer, Guitar Hero, beer pong (poorly)… oh you mean music! I play everything from rock and rap to country and even a little electronic music. I play what the people want to hear!

Catch me at: I own Tuesdays! I host Think-N-Drink Trivia at the Boiler Room from 8-10 p.m. and then I head down the street to DJ/host Rockstar karaoke at stumbles from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Upcoming shows: every Tuesday Night from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Boiler Room for VWe Think-N-Drink Trivia; every Tuesday night from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. at stumble stilskins for VWe Rockstar karaoke; Aug. 29 at CityView for VWe summertime Party series

Got in the game: About a year and a half ago, I met the VWe Music crew at a Rockstar karaoke event. They offered to show me the ropes, I took them up on it and, as they say, the rest is history!

Why I do it: Why not? I get to force everyone to listen to my favorite music and hang out.

Influences: Musically influenced by Nicholas Armand and sloan of VWe, kings of leon (not DJs, but who cares?!), DJ Baby Anne

First pro gig: In May 2008, I began DJing/hosting Rockstar karaoke at Corner Bar on Wednesdays. Personal Playlist: kings of leon, Beastie Boys, Queen, Adelle, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Black keys, Jonas sees In Color, Bill Withers, Joss stone

My gear: Denon and Pioneer CD players and mixer, shure Microphone, Macbook, Megaseg, serato (learning) and kJams Pro.

I’d like to add: I never thought this would be something I would ever do, but a year ago I met the VWe Music crew. They taught me and now I can’t picture myself not doing it. I get to enjoy the Greensboro nightlife while being a part of it. Come check me out and if you’re nice I might even play your request or sing for ya!