DJ Ten K Bio & Booking Info

WHO & WHY

DJ Ten K (formerly DJ Daddy) is a professional DJ / VJ / Event Emcee based in Denver, CO and focused on the bar & nightclub industry. MY career in the entertainment business has been truly diverse. Long before the “digital DJ” revolution, I was dragging turntables and vinyl all over the country as a dance floor rocking, headlining DJ; before it was so easy or fashionable to call yourself a DJ.

I have been smoking dance floors of all shapes and sizes with my natural mixing ability and an uncanny knack for playing the right type of music to any crowd for 20 years. Over 17 of those years I worked under the DJ Daddy brand. The advancement of technology has only made me that much more dangerous. I was already well ahead of his peers with his dance-floor-oriented mixing skills and mic work. Add in the ability to mix music videos, rapidly load the next track, carry thousands more songs, and add multiple decks and you have a new recipe for excitement.

The addition of live video mixing to my arsenal has created a whole new dynamic. DJ Ten K is a dance floor DJ / VJ; playing dance music of all types; Top 40, Hip-Hop, House, Dance, Electronica, etc.

What Kind Of Music Does Ten K Play?

I am an open format DJ. This means that I will generally not stick to one genre or tempo. Of course, I have played countless events where the format was limited to one style or genre of music. My playlist is completely customizable to the venue. If your nightclub is a Top 40 EDM venue, then I will mold my night around that format. One of the things that has kept me relevant and successful for 20 years in this business is my ability to adapt to a venue, or crowd, rapidly and effectively.

Having the vast and very dynamic experience that I have, I mold the music for every event to the kind of venue, city, event type, etc in front of me. Ten K can walk into any venue and blow the doors off.

The true Ten K nightclub experience is wide open. Just listen to the broad spectrum of mix tapes available on this site. You will hear many genres of music, up tempo and down tempo, remixes, Top 40, Hip-Hop, many EDM genres, etc.

Ten K’s Experience?

I have always played as a headliner. I have held recurring headlining gigs (residencies) in many many places across the U.S. I always prefers to play the bulk of the night, and run my mic, as opposed to a single hour long set.

But that is really just a fraction of my total professional experience. Over the decades, I have played almost every type of event imaginable. Through owning and operating one of the largest mobile DJ operations on the southeastern United States, my event & crowd experience is broad and dynamic. I have been involved in live radio (traditional terrestrial and internet-based) throughout my career – as  recurring guest DJ, mix DJ, on-air talent, etc; and as a show host and live on-air talent. I have consulted many many bar & nightclub ventures spanning the country – ventures of all shapes and sizes.

Microphone Skills

I have been just as successful as a voice talent as I have as a DJ. Beyond being an FM and Internet Radio on-air talent, brands like Hooters, Hawaiian Tropic, Strikehard Mixed Martial Arts, Group III, and more have relied on my skill set to provide emcee services for live events as well as countless T.V. and radio programs, advertising voice overs, program hosting and content, and more. Ten K is truly your one stop for successful nightclub DJ entertainment.

In a nightclub environment, my mic skills mean that your bartenders will ring more, and collect more tips. I will engage your crowd and keep the energy level hot all night without digressing into some stereotypical amateur hour attempt at being cool with a mic in my hand. Running a wireless mic is a standard component to any Ten K event.

Video Mixing?

Video is a dynamic and exciting visual effect when executed properly. If you venue is equipped I will provide video mixing as a standard component to any DJ Ten K show. Video mixing brings the best of both worlds to your venue. If your venue is equipped and I am mixing video there are two key points…

#1 – I carry an extensive collection of music videos. In most cases, this collection of music videos gives me the ability to display that actual music video for that song. The audio is the same it would be otherwise. Mixing music videos just adds another layer of visual effect and excitement to your venue.

#2 – I also produce my own stock, or ambient, videos because a large portion of the music I play (exclusive remixes, mashups, underground artist, etc.) comes from sources that do not produce any kind of related music video. So my ambient video fills the gaps and keep the screens alive all night. These ambient videos are produced from a very wide range of materials including movie/TV clips, dance & twerk videos, computer generated visual effects, festival/crowd footage, etc to keep that visual effect fluid and fun regardless of what track I am playing.

I can also cut your logo into these videos in animated and dynamic ways. We tend to do this for long-term clients. If that is something you are interested in, just let us know!

If your venue is not equipped for video, that is perfectly ok. Video is a nice little perk but not a necessity.

Why The Change from DJ Daddy to Ten K?

Sometime in the past few years, I decided that it was time to rebrand myself. I have been working on the bar & nightclub industry for 20 years, over 17 of those years as DJ Daddy. In the south, DJ Daddy had market impact because I spent so many years embedded in the nightlife scene as DJ Daddy. It sounds cliche, but everyone knows me as DJ Daddy in my neck of the woods. So I left that alone for a long time. Since my move to Denver I have felt the need to create a new brand that I could do new things with. After 17 years, I felt a little trapped in the old brand. Simply put, it was time for a change and DJ Ten K was born.

BOOKING INFO

I am Denver based and ready to travel. I am available for bookings worldwide, 365 days per year. I am very easy to book, very easy to deal with, and very interested in maintaining good, long-term, professional relationships with all of my clients and venues.

Availability

Availability fluctuates throughout the year as I have standing nightclub residencies and several other business ventures that demand my time as well. General speaking, availability needs can be accommodated given a little notice and coordination.

Short notice is not always easy to accommodate but we will certainly do our best.

Travel

Travel expenses are the responsibility of the client; but I have no limitation on where or when he will travel for a gig. Being Denver, CO based, I can get to almost anywhere quickly and efficiently. It is always in our scope to keep the additional costs of booking Ten K to a minimum. There are no crazy requirements or outlandish request.

Rates & Details

Rates are determined by event date, equipment needs, frequency, etc. I value long-term relationships with my clients and will work a deal for recurring and regular bookings that benefits both of us. Contracts are required and payment is due at the time of the event. For an exact quote, call or email.

Equipment Needs

I am a Serato DJ/VJ that uses the best in technology to push his shows to the next level. I require Rane, Pioneer, or Allen & Heath mixers with on-board Serato capabilities. Technic turntables or CDJ-900/CDJ-2000’s are required. I will provide an HDMI or VGA video output connection to send the video mix through your displays. Ample DJ booth monitors are also a requirement. A professional grade wireless mic is always a plus as well.

If you don’t have this equipment, that’s ok. Get in touch anyway and we can make something work.

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