triad dj profile
triad dj profile by Ryan Snyder
DJ DREW B
Name: DJ Drew B
What I play: Breaks mixed with hip hop, old school, ’80s, ’90s, rock and
reggaeton. I cover the whole spectrum really, and throw in my own
remixes as well.
Got in the game: I became a DJ in high school my senior year,
Why I became a DJ: I became a DJ because I wanted to move people
through music. There’s nothing better than a room full of people feeling
the same vibe and bouncing with it. It’s almost better than sex!
Influences: Get Down Brown (Dizzy G’s resident back in the day), Just
Jamie, DJ Jonathan Lee (mentor and friend), DJ 2 Percent, Donald Glaude,
DJ Funk Junkie, Krafty, Skip-a-Beat, Keith Mackenzie.
First pro gig: Lucky’s Bar, Wilmington, in 2002. Played breaks for basically
nothing. Gotta start somewhere!
Favorite technique: Smooth mixing, tight scratching, live remixing,
Personal playlist: Classic rock, Motown, EDM, some hip hop, metal and
a lot of chill (takes the edge off). My gear: I started out with an MC-505,
BOSS-202, an old school Casio SK-1 keyboard, a Novation MM-10 midi
controller, CakeWalk Project 5, Acid Pro, Reason, and last but not least FL
Favorite albums: Rage Against the Machine’s self titled album, Crystal
Method — Vegas, Paul Oakenfold — Resident, Prodigy — The Fat of the
Land, Gang Starr — A Decade of Gang Starr, Bob Marley — Legend, Dj Icey
— Essential Mix