DJ AKTIVE is a native of West Philadelphia who has dedicated a lot of time and energy studying and practicing to become a “turntabilist”. As long as he can remember, music has always been a major part of his life. At an early age, he began to take note of how much music meant to so many people and how adding it to any environment can change the entire atmosphere. He began to listen with that in mind. While listening to any song, he began to think of others that would complement the first in various ways. This almost scientific way of interpreting music and atmosphere helped him as he honed his skills in blending, beat juggling, and mixing songs. Add his UNBELIEVABLE scratching ability and you quickly see how he became DJ AKTIVE!
AKTIVE began spinning at neighborhood basement parties and parks before he even made it to high school! He became known for his showmanship and lightning quick hand speed, hence the moniker he carries today. Once he started to enter and WIN DJ competitions with both the city’s and the region’s finest, prominent Philadelphia radio stations began to reach out for his services. This led to him becoming a household name on the Philly party scene.
After rocking that scene, DJ AKTIVE began to tour with Def Soul recording artist, Musiq Soulchild. He brought his unique style and learned to blend with band members during live performances. He has since toured the world over with various artists and played nightclubs, parties, and events for some of the most diverse crowds. He is currently performing with soulful songstress, Marsha Ambrosius, Queen Latifah, JoJo, Melanie Fiona and TYGA.
The DJ has always been an important element in hip hop culture. With that in mind, DJ AKTIVE is ready to show the world his unique style of “turntabilism”. The mission is to reintroduce the world to the importance of skill behind the turntables. His show will undoubtedly leave an impression on all that experience his set. When ANY ONE sees his name on ANY bill, they will know they’re getting the opportunity to be a part of something special!
Behind The Scenes: DJ Aktive Gives An Inside Look At The Life Of A DJ, On Tour With Marsha Ambrosius, Tyga, Chris Brown, Iggy Azalea And More!
Tyga & DJ Aktive, Tim Westwood TV – Tyga freestyle
DJ Aktive featured actor in Marsha Ambrosious “Cold War” video
SXSW – Kanye West, Common, Consequence, DJ Aktive
Rock the Bells- Common & DJ Aktive
BET Music Matters Tour Marsha Ambrosius Brings Out Patti LaBelle
Tyga & DJ Aktive Live at Villa Holiday Basketball Classic
DJ Aktive in Singapore with Kanye West
DJ Aktive in Dubai with Nas
Philly 360 Exclusive Interview with DJ Aktive
DJ Aktive & J. Lawson @ Level 2 Harrisburg
Dj Aktive Regional DMC Battle 1999