The original "crate-digger" and former General Manager at York College's YC Radio, Rodney Williams, aka Domewrecka, is a residing DJ for Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Chelsea, NY.
Born Brooklyn, NY
How long have you been involved in the music industry? 25+ years
When did your passion for music begin? At an early age. My parents were always playing James Brown, Isaac Hayes, The Temptations and so many others in the house. I used to help my mom put together playlists of 45s to record onto 8-Track. Those were the days.
Who or what are your musical influences and inspirations right now? As a DJ, my influences are wide ranging. I draw my inspiration from NYC legends Red Alert and Marley Marl to New Jersey House Music legend Tony Humphries and UK Tastemaker Gilles Peterson. The music ranges from soul/funk, hip hop, disco, house, dancehall reggae, latin (salsa ,boogaloo, cumbia) and more.
What's the vibe of the A&F audience? What makes playing for the A&F audience is the fact that the locals, the tourists and the vendors are literally from everywhere and from every social walk of life. It is a completely different kind of social group than what you would experience if you were a DJ in a club. I meet families and business people from far and wide and it makes the sets I play easier in terms of connecting with people.
How has technology impacted your style and art of DJ'ing? Technology has made it easier for me to research music. I am a Vinyl DJ... although I can switch to more tech savvy stuff, there is still nothing like the back-breaking joy of carrying the wax!
When you're not spinning, where will we find you? When I am not spinning, you will find me either at a coffee shop writing or spending time with my 8-year old twins.