The squad is strong...
After years of hosting NWA's premiere hip-hop radio show, The Concrete Schoolyard, DJ E-Yo was finally poised for the inevitable in 2010: to become a dominating force within Fayetteville's night life circuit. With his intoxicating blend of ethnic ambiguity and savviness for cultural appropriation, E-Yo has held down residencies at some of the region's finest clubs, bars, and restaurants and remains one of NWA's most active DJs. His dynamic style puts him right at home in any occasion, from nightclub dance floors to weddings to church gatherings and private events and functions. You can catch him spinning hip-hop, 80's, '90s, disco, house and electronic music, classic Motown and R&B as well as all the hits from today.
Getting his start many years ago as a radio DJ, Beat Bachs (aka Bo Counts) has been in all sorts of aspects of the music biz from production, location audio recording, promotion, performing, and just being a fan. After transitioning into the club scene, Beat Bachs has been known for throwing large scale dance parties, art shows (as president of the Art Amiss art collective) and other events all following his philosophy of "changing the space" and bringing new ways to enjoy familiar settings. No stranger to playing in front of massive crowds, he also feels right at home playing smaller private events. Keeping the crowd happy is his top priority. Beat Bachs opened for artists such as: Tommie Sunshine, Ghostland Observatory, Junkie XL, Mix Master Mike, French Horn Rebellion, John Bourke, & Pretty Lights.
M.Bolez is a Northwest Arkansas-based Electronic Dance Music Producer & DJ, who focuses on Hip Hop, House, and Bass Music with his original production, remixes, edits, and DJ sets. In the last few years he has opened for some of the biggest names in the music industry including Snoop Dogg, Mix Master Mike, Big Gigantic, Branchez, and Paper Diamond, just to name a few. 2017 looks to be a busy year as he continues to release a wide variety of original music, mixes, and DJ across the region as well as at home, as he hold’s down weekly and monthly residencies at nightclubs like Scarpino, Grubs, and The Smoke & Barrel Tavern.
For the better part of the past decade, Alvie Simone has held down weekly DJ residencies at some of Fayetteville's top clubs. More recently he has shifted his gigging focus onto the private circuit, concentrating on weddings and corporate functions. With years of experience playing to contrasting crowds, Alvie's forte is versatility punctuated by a crisp, fluid mixing style, as is evident from his roots as a house DJ. He is known to drops sets that span all decades and genres, from new hits to '70s disco to '90s hip-hop to '80s new wave to modern EDM and everywhere in between. A music junkie through and through, Alvie also has a background in college radio, music production, music writing, and podcasting. Catch some of his weirder selections under his Baby Armie guise.
Born and raised in Memphis, TN,
I was drawn to music being played in the house by my father and other family members @ an early age.
I was introduced to hip-hop between 1982-1983 when my mother brought home the 12” single of Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force’s “Planet Rock”.
From there, my interest in music evolved to include all genres of music, including the history of Memphis Music (Soul, Rock, Blues, etc.).
I graduated from high school in 1996, then joined the Navy in the fall of the same year.
From there I served 4 years, and had the chance to see different countries like Spain, Brazil, Panama, South Africa, & many others.
I got into Djing when I moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2002. I saw that the area was growing and it gave me an idea to start participating in some form of entertainment.
So I took a chance in becoming a DJ.
I started working with a well known mobile & radio DJ named Mike Chase. He owned a company called the Extreme Dance Machines.
I worked and was taught about how to work the crowds on different occasions, such as weddings, school functions, etc.
Then that carried over into learning how to DJ with turntables and working in clubs in 2004.
I even started a buzz when Phil Mason, an owner of Skillz Unlimited Barbershop, wanted to be different by having DJS to come on the weekends to DJ for him and his customers.
And 'til this day, I still spin up there every other weekend.
In the process, I started making mixtapes including the mixtape series “R&B and Hip-Hop”, “Bedroom Expressions”, and the most popular of all “Street Frequency”.
Then, 2005 I met an up & coming hip-hop group called SoundChild Crew & became their official DJ until the fall of 2007. (They won "Indy Artist Of The Year" @ the 2008 Southern Ent. Awards.)
I’ve DJ a lot of college parties, popular clubs, concerts, and private parties throughout Northwest Arkansas, University Of Arkansas, and the surrounding areas.
I was nominated for 3 Southern Entertainment Awards.
Now, I’m looking to do bigger and better things to become the first major DJ to represent the state of Arkansas.
I’m looking to help break artists from this state as well.
I represent the Future Star DJs.
I took a break for a couple of years, and now I’m back to be the go-to DJ here in Northwest Arkansas, and I still rep my hometown of Memphis, TN.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, DJ EJ has resided in Fayetteville for the last decade. He became involved in the northwest Arkansas music scene through KXUA 88.3FM as an on-air host (DJ EJ's Wheels of Steel and others), and as a music reviewer, Promotions Director, and the Station Manager. He served for three years as the Music Director for Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week and eight years as the Music Director for Art Amiss. In collaboration with Riffraff clothing boutique in 2012, he created the DJ/B-Boy stage at the annual Block Street Block Party, now expanded to Fayetteville’s Spring Fest. EJ has opened for De La Soul’s DJ Maseo and Dan the Automator, and deejays locally every Thursday at Wasabi, while also organizing periodic Wheels of Steel events at The Nines and the Smoke & Barrel Tavern. Musically, he specializes in ‘70s funk, soul, and disco, ‘80’s pop, and the smoothest yacht rock known to man. When he's not deejaying, he's writing his PhD dissertation in ancient Near Eastern Archaeology.
Based in Fayetteville, AR, DJ Merl brings a unique and varied experience to the dance floor. Trained on turntables mixing vinyl since 2000 and well versed in digital platforms, you can expect to hear funky selections from all eras including nu-funk and disco, house, breaks, hip hop, glitch, bass/trap, and his first love drum and bass. When he’s not in the lab doing R&D for the dance floor, you can find him with a chef’s knife in hand creating culinary delights sourced from local purveyors and sipping fine whiskeys at the local pub.
Dirty Allie, a Fayetteville-based DJ, has been spinning a variety of genres from house and drum & bass to future bass since 2003 and has been a staple in the Northwest Arkansas and Central Arkansas underground festival scene for over a decade. Having been trained in Classical piano from the wee age of 6, Dirty Allie brings her knack for melody to the dance floor guaranteeing her listeners those “feel-good” vibes while also surprising and delighting with her heart for a killer bassline – to such acclaim as “I’ve never heard the windows rattle in there like that.” When she’s not workin’ bodies on the dance floor, she is workin’ bodies in the gym, teaching a variety of fitness classes from kickboxing to cycling and high-intensity-interval-training, and generally holding down the title of “Coolest Mom on the Block”.
A true Northwest Arkansas native, Phở is a tech entrepreneur by trade and a Bboy at heart. He is the co-lead of local, urban dance troupe, Breaking Habits and co-creator of the MixxARK website. As an advocate for Hip-hop culture's original elements, naturally, Phở was determined to attain another Hip-hop element: DJing. During his college years, he honed his skills at house parties, club events, and competitive urban dance "jams." He strives to propagate knowledge to his listeners by traversing across a vast array of genres and eras, highlighting a track's sampling heritage. He is, however, partial to rocking a party with predominantly Hip-hop, Funk, House, and, of course, "The Breaks."
Currently residing in Fayetteville, Arkansas and has performed for 16+ years, Robe has opened for many world renowned acts such as: Har Mar Superstar, RJ-D2, Treasure Fingers, Evol Intent, DJ Craze, Planet of the Drums, DJ Hidden & Eye-D, as well as many others. He is known to primarily play disco, funk, & house.
Shortfuze, is a wildly popular Open-Format DJ in Seattle, Washington. He has been wowing weddings, corporate events, fashion shows, clubs, benefits, and a wide variety of other parties for the better part of the last 20 years. He has also shared the stage with a diverse group of national acts such as The Roots, Ziggy Marley and the Wailers, Three Six Mafia, Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys), and more. His other accomplishments include holding the title of NWA Best DJ three times, being the DJ for the Bentonville Film Festival, the official DJ of Northwest Arkansas’ Fashion Week, and holding down residencies at Fix Ultra Lounge and The Smoke & Barrel in Fayetteville, AR and at Corbu Lounge in Seattle, WA. As a DJ with a wide variety of musical tastes, Shortfuze puts an emphasis on making sure he entertains whatever crowd he performs for.
Chaz Davis aka chazBizar currently resides in Seattle, Washington and has performed throughout the United States for about 20 years. He's shared the stage with an extensive list of respected artists such as: Mix Master Mike, The Glitch Mob, Ivy Lab, DJ Craze, 12th Planet, Mr. Oizo, Treasure Fingers, HeRobust, Sinistarr, Evol Intent, DJ Madd, Dom & Roland, Hybrid Minds, Cause 4 Concern, DJ Hidden & Eye-D, Perfect Combination, and many others. Chaz is known to play an array of styles including Hip Hop, Downtempo/Trip Hop, House, Garage, Techno, DNB, Jungle, Experimental/IDM, and lots more.