Have you ever imagined your favorite music playing non-stop without you having to change or skip the ones you don’t like? That’s what makes us realize that a DJ is very important in every public gathering. They have the power to deliver a series of music to suit every listener’s taste with perfect mixing, bringing happiness and joy to the faces of everyone.
Here are 5 Christian Rap DJs making a mark so far in 2019.
DJ Mykael V
Mykael V is a DJ whose work has had a lot of impact for a long time. His motto ‘God Always’ has always been his motive when he’s on the deck giving us the mixes we desire.
DJ Mykael V started the year with a new music release with Joey Vantes & Not Klyde titled “24k.” He later backed it up with “Better Day” featuring Phil J and Joe Ayinde. Apart from releasing singles, Mykael V has also been touring with some of the biggest acts as the official DJ. He was on tour with popular Comedian John Crist on his ‘Human Being Tour 2.0‘ which had him perform a total of 97 shows. He was also enlisted on the debut single of John Crist titled “Check Your Heart” which had Indie tribe rapper nobigdyl. and Reach Records 1k Phew. That’s not to mention his role as DJ and emcee for the Dude Perfect Tour.
Mykael V also DJ’d at the Elevation Conference in Boston this year, an event which had the Rapzilla founder Chad Horton, RMG Co-founder Derek Minor and so many other persons in attendance.
In addition to his big moves in 2019, he brought us a series tagged ‘bedroom mix’. A video where he mixes some of your favorite songs non-stop.
Releasing songs has been a very strong point for Mykael V as he dropped another jam “Doing The Most” with Ray Benton and Bachi in June. He was the only DJ featured on Reach Records latest project Summer 19 playlist where he made his debut on the all team album with the track “Switches” alongside Jon Keith, Joey Vantes, and seni.
DJ Mykael V equally made appearances at several other top-notch events such as Forward Conference in June alongside Hillsong Worship, Bethel Music, Ben Prescott, djing at the Elevation Youth Church #YTHX19 with Kevon Stage, Steven Furtick, Rich Wilker amongst many others.
Carlos Trevino, popularly called DJ Promote is one of the most well-known individuals when it comes to DJing. He has performed for a lot of top artists like Lecrae, Propaganda etc. And, he’s a role model to many DJs out there.
DJ Promote was the main DJ for the Reach Records team this year during their international tour #UnashamedForever. The Texas-born DJ is also a music producer and teams up with DJs in a collective tagged Table Turners.
He released a project remix titled Lil Charlie Fields where he sampled various songs.
Reflection Music Group (RMG) newly signed DJ is another artist holding it down in 2019. Apart from being the official DJ for RMG, DJ Standout is also the official DJ for music duo Evan and Eris. He also played a major role in their debut album Seasons which dropped in February.
In March 2019, Standout started putting out his own music, he made an announcement on dropping new music every first Friday of each month. He kicked it off with “Amazing” featuring Derek Minor and Evan Ford. The song gained airplay on a pre-game warm-up at UVA.
DJ Standout alongside Necie Love hosted the HipHop DX ‘Reflect Greatness’ SXSW show. More of the big things by this going DJ was playing at the Black and Positively Golden on the Inspirational Gospel Tour with popular acts Tye Tribett, Kierra Sheard, and other talented music artistes.
In addition to these, his music releases gained airplay on different popular radio stations and interviews including on Dash Radio at Los Angeles. He has a total of four tracks so far to his name.
Whenever you hear ‘God is Trill’, one person that comes to mind is DJ DB405. The Oklahoma native is one of the few DJs who has been holding it down for a while and even in 2019 he has made a mark.
He has embraced putting out more music than being behind the deck, and it’s paying off as he has several projects to his name.
His latest project Trilldren United has the appearance of Christian hip hop emcees such as Parris Chariz, Jarry Manna, 1k Phew, etc.
Other than being into music, DB405 has also shown his business side as he also launched his own merch line ‘Trilldren United’, the same name as his latest EP.
Nigerian based DJ Horphuray is another Christian DJ making news and getting recognition in Nigeria at the moment. He is a protégé of Nigerian award-winning DJ Mordu, one of the biggest DJs in the country and also a strong follower of 116.
Horphuray is based in Lagos, Nigeria where he holds every Sunday morning show tagged ‘Sunday Praise Jam’ on Cool FM (one of the leading radio stations in the country).
He doesn’t have songs of his own yet but has his own mix playlist titled ‘The Urban Culture Mixtape‘.
Aside from DJing on radio, Horphuray doubles as the official DJ for music artists Henrisoul, first female emcee in Nigeria ‘BOUQUI‘ and also the LightOut movement.
He has spoken at various events, played at several shows such as Make Music Lagos, The Tribe Lagos, Grace To Parent, Aramanda Tour, etc. Adding to these, he has received several awards and nominations including the nomination as the Radio DJ of excellence at Africa Gospel Music Awards (AGMMA) 2019 UK.
We celebrate all other DJs keeping it real from all other parts of the world. We love you all.
Special love to our brothers in Christ, DJ Official and DJ Efetcho.