Genres: Hip Hop, EDM, K-pop, J-pop, House, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Classics, Old School, Disco, Funk, Tools: Turntables and mixer Owned Equipment: Pro Mackie sound system/ mixers (800w – 2800w) and Party lights Venues: clubs, parties/ weddings, stage, events, festivals, studio, radio Skill: mixing, scratching, production Experience: 25 + years
DJ AAROCK is a multi-genre international party rocker whom implements the art of DJing by using the original tools of the trade; two turntables and a mixer to keep crowds dancing around the world. His ear for good music and versatility allows him to mix all types of music from domestic to international and led him to be a pioneer and sought after party and stage DJ in the Asian Pop Music (K-pop/ J-pop) movement spreading around the world while still being able to rock audiences at local night clubs and events.
In the last decade AAROCK has toured multiple U.S. cities and countries like Japan, England, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, France and more performing at major events, parties and nightclubs as well as backing up international singers, hip-hop artists and musicians on stage. On more than one occasion he has been the Headline DJ of choice for H-Street Festival events, as well as DJ’d Artomatic, Smithsonian’s Asia After Dark: Korea Seoul Train, DC Film Festival, D.C. Shorts Film Festival, The Capital’s pregame entertainment, Serious XM Radio’s, Korea TODAY Launch Party, CAPAL’s Annual Gala, the Verizon / Mnet, pre-show event for the K-Pop group B.A.P, KORUS Festival, Fiesta Asia, Katsucon, Otakon, Blerdcon, Anime Mid Atlantic, JAFAX, Realmscon, and Urban Artistry, to name a few. AAROCK has served as the resident DJ for the Asian talent competition, Kollaboration DC. And tours japan on multiple occasions with Jazz Hop artist Substantial, Marcus D, Megaran and K-murdock.
DJ AAROCK has also opened and shared the stage with Jay Park, Blush, Gemini, Apollo, SNRG, Volta Masters, The Aziatics, Shing02, Hydeout Records resident DJs (Japan), Bop Alloy, Neo Atomic Motor, Luis Logic, DJ Icewater, Action Drawing Hero, Salia, Unicorn Table, Project.R, Yoko Ishida, SickBoi, Lyrics, M.I.Z, Psychic Lover, Chip Han, Gowe, and more proving from East to West you will not find a more versatile and skilled DJ.
Austell, AKA DJ AAROCK, impressed me from jump. He has been responsive and professional, scheduling and facilitating a site visit in advance of his performance date and easing my nerves, as our tented venue was a bit tricky. He showed-up early with all of his equipment readied, quickly set-up and sound-tested, and even offered to lend a hand to help some others working around him. He was a complete pro with the sound, alternating with skill and finesse between our intervals of music and mic time, and enabling us to ultimately raise nearly $300,000 for our nonprofit event. No feedback, no flack, no doubt: this is my guy moving forward. If he’s available for your date, snap him up!
Chief Development Officer
The Campagna Center
” DJ AA-Rock/Austell was absolutely incredible! He was very easy to work with and was happy to accommodate all of our song requests. He was also an amazing MC. He helped make our wedding truly unforgettable.”
-Lisa and Matt, March 2018
“Wow…just wow. We were worried about finding a DJ who would be know all of the music we wanted to hear but sure enough, Austell knocked it out of the park. His amazing playlist kept the dancefloor packed for the entire night AND he was very accommodating to all of the requests our guests made throughout the evening. If you want a DJ who will keep you dancing and the party going, Austell is THE MAN!”
-Tim and Christine, August 2017
“The DJ we originally booked for our wedding wound up cancelling on us 3 weeks before the date. As you might imagine we were extremely worried that we would not be able to find a good DJ in time. We asked around for recommendations and several people told to us to call Bialek’s Music, so we did. Since our date was coming up so soon, we booked the first DJ who we spoke with who was DJ AA-Rock. Let me just say, the fact that our original DJ cancelled was a blessing in disguise. I literally could not imagine having a more amazing DJ than AA-Rock! He played such a wonderful mix of music, the dance floor was packed and his MCing kept the flow going. We are thinking of planning another party soon just to have AA-Rock dj for us again. Thank you!!!!”
-Emily and James- October 2017