WHERE DID THE PARTY KING COME FROM?
Music surrounds and captivates us. It's in the air that we breathe, steps that we take, and the thriving heartbeat of passion that keeps us going. It's the universal language that brings people together, motivates, and soothes the soul. The conductor of it all stands center stage mixing the best music of today and the past to chisel out a reflection of our modern culture. The art of Djing is one that brings skill and hard-earned work to blend sounds and personality. It takes expertise skill to achieve the right flow to move a crowd of people into a sea of hyped listeners. With everyone watching from a distance, the DJ masterfully works the room introducing the masses to creative sound.
The Party King, better known as DJ Que the Q, has been a student and teacher of the craft for many years. Starting from humble beginnings in his Suitland, M.D. hometown, he grew up in a household surrounded by music. With parents from the Midwest and the South, he was exposed to an array of cultural assets. Saturday mornings were for cleaning and jamming to songs. His house would be filled with Phyllis Hyman or Luther Vandross blaring as his mother cleaned and danced. His father would play his tunes such as George Clinton and Rolls Royce during outside work which provided a wealth of musical knowledge. Growing up in Prince George’s County Maryland placed him close to Washington, D.C. and go-go music. Go - Go music became a catalyst for fusing electric sounds together and delivering mighty Afro - Caribbean vibes. Other musical influences include Jay - Z, Biggie, AZ, Tupac, and several down south artists. As a kid, he knew he wanted to DJ, but with low funds for equipment, he learned to develop other essential skills. During high school, he took his first step into the entertaining field by promoting and hosting parties. In 2008, he enrolled at Coppin State University and in 2010 became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, Delta Beta Chapter. At this time, his networking skills took full force and he hosted several parties throughout the city. After working with almost every DJ in Baltimore and the DMV area, three years later, he took a leap on faith and pursued DJing full time.
Fast forward to 2018, where his aspirations and goals have expanded past small high school parties and into several significant artists studios such as Meek Mills, Dave East, Tory Lanez, Sisqo, Musiq Soulchild, and Raheem DeVaughn. Professional affairs such as NFL weddings and NAACP events are enthralled by his ability to move the crowd with headbanging tracks. Becoming a go-to DJ for significant events and securing an affiliation with Dream Team DJ’s opened connections to legendary DJ’s like Porkchop of 92Q and Supa DJ Big L. With dreams of going overseas for more collaborations, its evident that DJ Que the Q is living his best life by any means necessary. Staying relevant and in demand, you can catch him at any major party in the DMV area turning the crowd up to the latest beats long into the night.