Sweet 16 Playlist:
This playlist, curated by DJ Waffles, showcases and provides a public platform for independent artists and newcomers to the industry. While it highlights the hot and trendy music of today, it also gives opportunities to artists who would not ordinarily be able to gain exposure for their music in this capacity. This playlist can be found on DJ Waffles' website, his social media platforms, Spotify, and is updated monthly.
About DJ Waffles:
Widely regarded as one of the best DJs in the southern region, Brooklyn born now Atlanta resident, DJ Waffles has bootstrapped his way up the ladder of independent DJs and radio personalities. Starting off in the engineer seat at famed Be100 Radio, he caught a wave of ambition stemming from his love for music and became a self-taught master of the 1s and 2s. Perfecting his craft at DJ Persyce Scratch Academy and his personable disposition catapulted his relationships into career changing opportunities. Ultimately, landing him at the helm of the top-rated show catered to breaking independent artists, coining him as the number 1 independent DJ on the east coast.
Subsequent appearances on We TV's hit reality TV show, “Growing Up Hip Hop ATL” alongside his longtime manager Debra Antney, recurring appearances on VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop ATL”, and hitting the road as the official tour DJ for the likes of Kash Doll, Jhonni Blaze and Cyrus Smith has done wonders in bolstering a resume which already included working with Monster Headphones at major music festivals such as A3C and SXSW. With 5 plus years of DJing under his belt, his ear for good music, and experience in radio consummates new music ventures as an A&R at Young Millennium Records and host of his very own podcast at Rolling Out Magazine.
Currently, DJ Waffles executive produces and host his own podcast, “The Padded Room” on Rollingout Magazine, live every Tuesday, and hosts Southside on Dash Radio every Thursday. Through these platforms he has candid conversations with the industry’s most influential tastemakers, executives, artists, and creatives. Since it’s launch and collaboration with Rolling Out Magazine, DJ Waffles has conversed with guests such as Power 105.1’s Charlamagne The God, Republic Records SVP of A&R, Amina Diop and industry entrepreneur Damon Dash. For three years now he uses his journalistic skills working as on air host for Hip Hop Weekly Radio and a daily show on 89.3 called “The Show ATL.”
The focus now is to continue to contribute to the culture by providing the industry with his greatest gift, helping others propel in music through DJing, Hosting Panels, curating his Sweet 16 Playlist (mostly composed of independent artists), and A&R consulting.