In 1988, at the age of 12yrs old, a young DJJD was formally introduced to Hip Hop when his mother bought him Run DMC’s album, “Raising Hell”. It was at that moment he developed a love for the art of deejaying. He saw, the greatest ever, in his mind, Jam Master Jay, rock an entire album from two turntables. He was hypnotized by his mastery. The lyrics mattered but it was the groove that stole his focus. He began to study the art form, paying attention to every deejay he saw or heard afterwards. Dee Jays like Biz Markie, Jazzy Jeff, Mixmaster Mike and Cash Money especially grabbed his attention.
Already a very artistic individual, young DJJD, experimented in the burgeoning graffiti realm. The deejay artistry was a smooth transition for him because he then had an outlet within hip hop that he could be an artist but also move the crowd, which was intoxicating for him.
Chicago had a huge House Music scene at the time. It was blended with Hip Hop creating the musical for know as Hip-House. This is when the young DJJD began to develop his talent and forge his own style and technique. He saved his weekly lunch money to ride the bus to DJ International on the Westside of Chicago to get records weekly. By the time this young talent left High School, he was spinning at house parties and making tapes for talent shows.
DJ Johnnie Dynamite attended and graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He spent most of his college years honing his craft at many of the clubs Atlanta had to offer and collecting music records and cd’s. After college graduation, DJJD, was able to dedicate all of his time to his passion of selecting music for crowds and parties. He worked for DJ’s to Go Mobile Disk Jockey Service and found work spinning at many events, ranging from weddings and proms to corporate events and celebrity soirees. He was even a resident party DJ for a well know R&B group know as Jagged Edge. Other work included Dynasty Entertainment, Cloud 9 Entertainment, S.P.U.D and CINQ events, just to name a few on a growing list of promotional teams.
Fast forward to today, DJ Johnnie Dynamite has graced turntables throughout the southeast for the better part of 15 years. His style is poetic as he seamlessly integrates rare grooves, funk, soul, reggae, and hip hop into a continuous beat that makes you move. Johnnie Dynamite has been featured on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, The Braxton’s, and Little Women Atlanta as a deejay. He has played several of Atlantas finest night spots including Opera, Kapture Lounge, Museum Bar, and MJQ concourse to name a few. He has also been apart of some of the cities most iconic events including One Music Fest 2015 and 2016, and All Vinyl Everything. He currently holds a weekly residency at the very upscale iLounge Atlanta located in East Atlanta Village. This deejay is just getting started and destined for greatness, one listen and you will surely agree Johnnie Dynamite is EXCEPTIONAL.