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Published on July 15th, 2014 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Who Is: DJ A-Tron


Celebrity DJ, DJ A-Tron (born Aaron Williams in South Central Los Angeles, CA)  is one of the hottest DJ’s on the market doing parties and events with everyone from A-list celebrity kids, to hip-hop’s hottest artists including A$AP Rocky, Rich Homie Quan, Nipsey Hussle, & many more. The 21 year old has strong online following with over 80K followers on his verified Twitter, and hundreds of thousands of listens on his Soundcloud , where he debuts his infamous mixes. He’s featured in LA Weekly as the “Party Starting Twerk King of LA”, and in XXL as “One of LA’s most popular function DJ’s”.  With his notorious mixes, and “ratchet” and “twerk” music influences, A-Tron is one of the front-runners for the resurgence of the west coast hip-hop scene.

What is the significance of your name and how did you get that name?

My name is inspired by the 1982 movie Tron, which was before my time. It’s one of my favorite movies to date. Tron was a computer program, and my DJ’ing reflects the digital age that we live in.  A is the first letter of my government name, and when I combined it all together, I got A-Tron.

Describe your style?

My style entails a lot of looping, sampling, and blends. I take full advantage of my DJ software (Serato) but at the same time, I use my turntablism skills to bring the new and old together. My father got me turntables at a young age and pushed  me to have old school skills. In high school, my uncle got me Serato, and that changed how I DJ completely.

What was the first record you start scratching and mixing on the turntables?

My family had a big record collection so I would play around with  Michael Jackson’s records, but the first record on wax I brought myself and really spinned on my table was  50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin”. That thang still bangs.

You are a pretty diverse DJ, describe the music scene in your neck of the woods?

The music scene in Cali right now is booming. We YG and Mustard showing what it is on a mainstream level. We have Nipsey Hussle holding it down for the streets. Then there are up and coming artist like RJ, Five Star, Johno, and JigJag coming out of this new west movement. We just stay turnt up in the west.

How is it to work live sets with some of today’s biggest stars?

Its cool working with big acts, it allows me to see who actually knows what they’re doing and who’s really just out here bullshitting.

Who and what are your influences?

I’m influenced by the legends such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Battlecat, and DJ Fuze as far as DJ’s go.  Business wise, I’m influenced by Dr. Dre and Warren Buffett. I hope to build successful brands and businesses  like them.

What artists are you listening to right now?

Right now, I’m banging RJ from YG’s camp. AV LMKR’s  new project, he’s from Compton. Migos is starting to grow on me. I’ve been bumping Que and Young Thug while in traffic.

Who would you like to work with in the future?

Hope to work with DJ Mustard in the future on an event. I want to get a big hip-hop festival or something of that caliber with him.

What would be the steps you would take as a Dj to Break an artist in your area?

I usually throw an artist up on my soundcloud and see how the people respond. Most tracks I break, I usually have some hand in the creation process.

Do you prefer radio or live DJing?

Live Djing off tops ! I like to see the people and be able to read them. Radio is fun and exciting, but doesn’t have the same energy to bounce off of.

Is there anything you would like our readers to know?

Look out for my project “A Day In LA” coming this summer exclusively for with some huge features from the west! Anyone who wants to work, (artist, photographers, videographer, branding, etc) contact me on Twitter – @DJA_TRON.

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” Please feel free to contact me, if you have a questions or concerns regarding this. Please send over your contact information.

The craziest thing that has happened so far is I was booked for a house party. I rarely do those nowadays. I set up and everything, then after I set up, I noticed nobody besides the girl that booked me is there. She ensures me that everything is good and people will be coming. We start talking and what not and she reveals there is actually no party, she just wanted to get me there to hang out. I wasn’t that mad, but it kind of creeped me out. She still payed me. Yes, I did stay but still WHERE THEY DO THAT AT !!!!!!!


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