Immersed in the hip hop subculture of the 1980s, AJ Naylor a.k.a. DJ TwoTeks taught himself how to cut and scratch on Technics 1200s by mimicking the sounds of DJ Jazzy Jeff, Eric B, and Jam Master Jay.
From there, he studied VHS tapes by the Invisible Scratch Pickles, DJ Qbert, and DMC World DJ Champnships competions to refine his beat juggling skills.
In the 1990s, he was featured on rap albums of local artists in
Frederick, MD, and released a series of mixtapes. In 2002, DJ TwoTeks attended class at Scratch DJ Academy in New York City, NY and further honed his skillset by studying under DJ I.Emerge, DJ Evil Dee, Rob Swift, Mista Sinista, and Neil Armstrong. He started out as a battle DJ, and has been scratching and beat juggling for the majority of his career.
DJ Two Teks does limit himself to any particular genre of sub-genre of music, which is evident his sets and digital music collection. He has DJ'd at venues in San Diego, CA; Washington, DC; Frederick and Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; and New York City, NY alongside DJ Craze, DJ Qbert, Biz Markie and Sharkey. Currently, he is the resident DJ of
a monthly party held in downtown Frederick.
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