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by Ryan Snyder

DJ COMPLETE

DJ handle: DJ Complete

What it means: My goal as a DJ is to never be one-dimensional. Any given week I could be rocking an urban event, electronic music party, a college night, a corporate event or a Styles & Complete show w/ A-Styles. I also host a radio mix show, DJ for an NBA team, produce original music and I’m a student of turntablism. So I thought the name “Complete” really encompassed what I was about….. And the name “DJ Hains” is kinda lame!

Real name: Austin Hains

What I play: Everything but country… and I’ve even played that a few times. My current favorite genres for the club are electro, Southern hip hop, dubstep and classic party hip hop. When doing a Styles & Complete show, we play a lot of our remixes and original tracks, as well as current dubstep and electro remixes.

Catch me at: Currently I play weekly at Whisky River and Halo, and Monthly at Mez, Phoenix, Kazba and Re:Public.

Upcoming shows: Outside of the regular club nights, I have the Retro House Party at Kazba with DJ A-Minor on 7/8, the RedBull Threestyle Battle At Phoenix on 7/14, the College Rave at Halo (Styles&Complete Show) on 7/15, the Wiz Khalifa Afterparty at Halo with Wiz’s DJ (DJ Bonics) on 7/20, and Styles&Complete at the Palm Room in Wilmington on 7/22

Got in the game: Was valet-ing at the Gentleman’s Club Pure Gold in Wilmington, and got asked to DJ day shifts. Used that money to buy a DJ setup and started DJ-ing Greek parties at UNCW. They started throwing parties at the clubs and brought me with them. Been doing it ever since.

Why I do it: I love music and I love performing. Unfortunately I can’t sing or play guitar so I found a creative outlet in DJ-ing that I happened to be good at and could make a good living off of.

Influences: I would start with DJ AM, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, DJ Irie, DJ Flash, Clinton Sparks and DJ Chuckie.

First pro gig: Frat party for Kappa Alpha Psi in Wilmington

Studio work: I do a lot of DJ edits and mashups, and I’m also a recording/mixing engineer, but recently I’ve focused my studio time on producing original club music and remixes w/ A-Styles for Styles&Complete.

Favorite technique: Besides straight partyrocking… I like to use a lot of loops and wordplay in my club set, as well as some turntablism.

Signature mix: Me and DJ A-Minor’s disco house mix “Disco! Disco! Vol.1”

Personal playlist: Jay-Z, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Big Krit, Black Keys, Mac Miller, Outkast

Favorite albums: Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt and Blueprint 3, Outkast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and Atliens, Wiz Khalifa’s Kush & Orange Juice and the Black Keys’ Brothers

My gear: Virtual DJ with the automix button!!!!….. Seriously though, two Technics 1200s and a Rane 57 mixer.

Website: www.djcomplete.com, facebook. com/djcompletenc, @djcompletenc, www. soundcloud.com/stylesandcomplete, @ stylesNcomplete, Facebook.com/stylesandcomplete

I’d like to add: 1.Go Bobcats! 2. Up and coming DJs… use turntables and not controllers or straight software 3. Go download all of the Styles&Complete tracks on our Soundcloud page…. You won’t be disappointed!

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