DJ Stan Jackson fell in love with music as a pre-teen in Scottsboro, Alabama, when he joined the school band as a percussionist in the 6th grade. He marched to his own drum (pun intended) all the way up to his freshman year of college where he continued to play in the marching band. His formative years were defined by the sounds of Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross, and Brian McKnight, among others. While the love of music stayed in his life after college, he worked a “regular” job for several years until he had an epiphany while living in Atlanta that music was his calling. His good friend and mentor DJ David Knapp, who taught him how to spin, has been a constant and positive influence to Stan’s fresh and creative musical style. Stan cites his other influences as Razor N’ Guido, Peter Rauhofer, Tom Stephan, Junior Vasquez, Manny Lehman, Tony Moran, and Martin Fry. His skill as a percussionist has transcended into his masterful mixes of tribal house music. Stan says that “drums and percussion are the heartbeat and foundation of music, and I love the challenge of making the beats of different songs mesh into each other.” He does this flawlessly and effortlessly.
Stan can be heard at various venues in Atlanta, as well as on SoundCloud where he has posted numerous podcasts including retro throwbacks and holiday mixes. He constantly proves that his unique and energetic style is a force to be reckoned with. Catch him while you can (as he plays the circuit parties commando in the booth) before he moves on to the next level. He has his sights set on remixing and producing. With a natural-born talent like his, the sky is the limit for DJ Stan.