DJ Proto J has been DJing since 1996. In 1999 he started throwing raves in NC, bringing acts like Goldie, LTJ Bukem, Camp Lo, Marcus Intalex, and countless more, drawing crowds from all over the state of North Carolina and beyond.
In 2000, he won first place in a tri-state area DJ battle called ‘Da Skillz’, while already playing all the major Raves in NC, as well as opening for countless major Hip Hop acts that came through NC such as Ghostface Killah, KRS-one, etc. The battle win elevated his career to all new levels.
He’s played several events in Asheville since the 90s, and as recently as 2019, been brought in to open for Goldie, and in 2018 to open for Dom & Roland.
In 2006 he began DJing full time as a profession and has been doing solely that ever since.