Tuesday, January 06, 2015

DJ Destroyer: Life In Music

Aaron Paar a.k.a. Destroyer was born in Nottingham, England and emigrated to Los Angeles in 1980. Aaron has been an active figure in the Los Angeles DJ, underground club and recording scene since the early ‘90s. With a family music background as well as strong underground club roots in the LA community, Aaron continues to stay at the forefront of cutting edge music cultures across many styles within the Soul spectrum. 

Aaron fell in love with hip-hop and the art of DJing in 1984 and never looked back. He got his start spinning during the early ‘90s rave/loft scene in LA while also hosting a house music show on KXLU radio called Stomping Grounds. While working at Beat Non Stop records he also was able to sell his personal mix tapes to people around the world via the store. Fueled by the records and sounds of a very potent House Music sound, Aaron decided to take his own adventure into production and created his imprint Worldship Music in 1995 and in 1996 formed the Teflon Dons along with Dave Fogg and Greg "Ski" Royal, producing seven 12" singles along with various remixes and tracks for other labels. 

Around 2002 Aaron decided to come up with an alias, which ended up taking a life of its own as "DJ Destroyer." The focus was on spinning sets that were based heavily in hip-hop mixed with other genres. Aaron joined mash-up pioneers the Inhumanz and took blending sounds and genres seamlessly in clubs and bars around the globe. 

Destroyer is founder and chief resident of Strictly Social, one of LA's longest running and premier eclectic soul nights. Strictly Social has bought independent artists such as Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Lisa Shaw, Sy Smith, Zo!, Joi, and Sango to name a few while taking it to other cities such as NY, Atlanta and SF. 

Residencies over the years such as Bounce Rock Skate, Fast Fwd, Blazing 45's, LA's JumpNFunk as well as nights at countless clubs and bars across the city has cemented Destroyer'ss solid footing in the LA DJ community expressing his unique perspective of music to a new generation of party people. Destroyer has DJed alongside the likes of DJ Scratch, Kenny Dope, Rich Medina, J Rocc, Dam Funk, Lefto and Shinehead, to name a few, as well as collaborating with many in the Los Angeles underground DJ scene. 

Aaron is also a member of the highly respected DJ collective Umoja Hi-Fi Soundsystem who continues to spread the sound of unity throughout the LA landscape hosting and guesting at various functions. 

Aaron is Co Founder of Ximeno Records along with Danny Holloway who have recently made an impression via their all 7-inch 45 label. 

Whether its production or DJing expect to hear many different flavors in his Soul driven sets geared for dance floors worldwide. 

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