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by Ryan Snyder

DJ SAL

DJ Handle: DJ Ern What it means: First three letters of my name, originated from my freshman year at NC A&T when my friends started calling me “DJ Ern the Tech” because I was always practicing DJing and fixing stuff. Real name: Ernest Jones What I play: Primarily hip hop, R&B, reggae, Baltimore club and Top 40. Catch me at: Epic Nightlife every Friday night and 102 JAMZ every Saturday from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. on “Smash City Radio” Upcoming shows: 102 JAMZ SuperJam on June 25 Got in the game: August 2004 Why I do it: I love music, along with bringing that energy and presence to a dance floor. Influences: DJ Qbert, DJ SAL, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Bee, DJ Craze, DJ AM First pro gig: NC A&T Band Ball Studio work: I produce several mixtapes, most notable are my TNT mixtapes, which are always the newest and hottest records, and I set them up as a party on CD. Favorite technique: Scratching and quick transitions. Personal playlist: Anything and everything honestly. Favorite albums: Kanye West — College Dropout, Jay-Z — The Black Album, My gear: Macbook Pro, Serato Scratch Live with video, Technics 1200 Turntables, Urei 1601S, Korg Kaoss Pad Website: djern.blogspot.com www.twitter.com/djern336 I’d like to add: Strive to be the best at your craft as well as network with everyone and put on a show. Even when you think nobody is looking, someone might be which might lead to future endeavors.

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