Growing up in a house surrounded by music from a tender age triggered Shaq D’s love for entertaining. This gave him an introduction to DJing as well as a great love for music. Living in London’s diverse communities opened him up to a huge range of musical genres, which has influenced his career to date.
His first taste of ‘playing out’ was during his teenage years, with his dad trusting him with his equipment so he could play at school disco’s and youth club events. That was it, he had the bug and there was no turning back!
To know Shaq is to know that he is different. He DOES push boundaries. He DOES play the audience; He likes to take the crowd on a journey. He knows how to work a crowd and totally immerse himself into them. They in return experience the ‘Shaq Attack!’ The music is always the focus, feeding off the crowd’s energy and direction. Letting the music do the talking with a real sense of entertainment.
His stage persona is an extension of who he really is. He is a non-conformist by trait and was born to entertain people. There are many DJ’s that just play music without personality or presence, playing the same old tunes as a safety net, that is definitely not Shaq. His style is both electric and eclectic!
Shaq D has to be one of the most versatile DJ’s around. His massive record collection is admired by many. This is why some of the top event promotion companies have secured his services to make sure their clients get maximum satisfaction. Dating back to the early 90’s playing at Silk City, right through to Nottingham Carnival, Vocool, Reading and Southport Weekenders, Shaq D has ensured his reputation has stayed at the top, by keeping 1000s of people entertained through his sets.
It’s a given that top clubs only hire top DJ’s and that’s why Shaq D has graced the decks at some of the best known clubs including, Scala, Abacus, Agenda, Sound, Tramp, Indigo O2 and Jazz Café, bringing his eclectic style to each night. Shaq is also a DJ in demand overseas, playing for events in Barcelona, Portugal, Bulgaria, Dubai and even Canada, as well as supporting and playing for numerous artists such Dwele, Musiq Soulchild, Zapp Band, Omar, Drake and Rihanna, who have all enjoyed his work.