Doc Wily

How did you get started? Tell us your story!

Started spinning in middle school and after that I saw the movie, Juice with Tupac. I started taking it seriously when people wanted to pay me. Doc Wily or DJ Doc Wily after Dr. Wily from the Mega Man video game. Dr. Wily was the mastermind that made all of the robots on that video game.

What makes you decide to play a particular record during one of your sets? Is there a criteria other than pure subjectivity, for selecting what to play at a gig?

Just what’s the hottest song at the time and it depends on the audience and the vibes in the room.

Who are your biggest influences growing up and why? Who do you like to listen to now and why? Who’s on your playlist right now?

DJ Qubert, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Nabs and Outkast DJ Cut Master Swiff are just few I look up too. I am listening to a lot of classics. I watch Billboard and keep my ear to the ATL streets. Right know it’s Lil Baby, but I keep checking out the new music from artists from all walks of music.

What are some of the biggest obstacles you’ve encountered or faced in this industry? What are currently your main challenges as a DJ? What is it about DJing, compared to, say, producing your own music, that makes it interesting for you?

Obstacles are just getting to play the right show, clubs and concerts. I don’t think the right people have heard me play. Spinning is control of the mood and vibe of the event. And since I produce and rap. I have been on both sides. So it dope because I can play music that I have made and see a reaction on demand.

How would you describe your sound and style?

Atlanta hip-hop music mostly like radio mixes something you would hear on your 5 o’clock mix or in the last hour of a party that is crazy lit.

What are some of your goals this year?

Grow, rock the biggest show and concerts around the world, break some of the dopest new records and start a music empire.

Who are the top 3 artists, producers, engineers, videographers, or others you would want to work with that you haven’t worked with yet?

J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and 3000

Jermaine Dupri, Dr Dre, and Pharrell

Video god, Hype Williams, and Brian Barbara

What is your creative process like?

I think about how I want my set to go weeks ahead of time. Then I may run through it once if I have time too.

What’s your favorite go-to order?

Soul food spot In Atlanta. Big Daddy’s, and This Is It!