triad dj profile

by Ryan Snyder

Harley Lyles

Name: Harley Lyles

What I play: All vinyl. No computers or Serato-funk. Mainly soul, psych, grownfolks music and old-school hiphop

Catch me at: The Whig, but not around Greensboro (Hire me! You won’t be disappointed).

Upcoming shows: Oct. 20 at the Green Burro with DJ Charming Snake. Got in the game: Once I got my second 1200 around 2000.

Why I do it: I love to make people feel good and turn them on to something they didn’t know they liked.

Influences: Shekeese tha Beast, DJ Prince Ice, Super DJ Chris Wenner, Keb Darge, Mixmasta D AKA Lucci. BIZZIE BOYZ FOREVER!

First pro gig: A wedding down in Georgia where a 50-year-old woman humped the speaker to “T Plays It Cool.”

Favorite technique: Needle to the groove

Personal playlist: Soul, Latin, prog, punk, psych, folk, reggae, rockers, etc

Favorite albums: The Polite Force — Egg, Pete Rock & CL Smooth — Mecca and the Soul Brother, the Droves Of Nature — Done, Main Source — Breaking Atoms

Contact: Book me at 336.271.8082 I’d like to add: Soul Relief Records buys your old records 45s and LPs and we come to you!