Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Phillip Rollins, aka DJ Young Venom, is known for his neo-soul, hip-hop events and mix shows. He began his career around 2004 as an intern at Hot 97, where he taught himself the art of spinning records. He is a member of the worldwide DJ organization called Violator All-star Djs. Chris Lighty, former manager of rap artist Busta Rhymes and hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, and DJ Scrap Dirty formed the organization.
Over the years, Rollins' fan base grew due to his versatility, hard work and scratching ability. His early performances included the old Seven*Studios and club Dreamz JXN. DJ Young Venom also worked with DJ Finesse.
Rollins plays at clubs and other events including poetry nights and weddings. He has entertained at 10 to 12 weddings. Rollins tries to set the mood with the music.
"Weddings bring two families together. The moment is more personal. It's embraced with a remembrance experience," he says.
DJ Young Venom's Top 10 Wedding Songs
"Cupid Shuffle," Cupid
"Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)," Marcia Griffiths
"Brick House," The Commodores
"Before I Let Go," Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
"Single Ladies," Beyoncé
"In a Sentimental Mood," Duke Ellington
"Some Enchanting Evening," The Temptations
"Let's Stay Together" by Al Green
"Ribbon in the Sky," Stevie Wonder
Contact DJ Young Venom through his Facebook page.