DJ Kidd Star, born Aaron Payes, is a veteran DJ assassin on the turntables with over 15 years of touring and having held residencies in cities such as Charlotte, Tampa, Nashville, Mobile, Birmingham, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Dallas & Atlanta. DJ Kidd Star has shared stages with Eddie Money, DJ Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys DJ), DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill’s DJ), Drivin’ & Cryin’, the Ying Yang Twins and he has performed for celebrities like Denzel Washington, Ray Lewis, John Sally, Dominique Wilkins, Bill Walton, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Jazze Pha, Dallas Austin, Playboy Playmate Amy Lee Andrews & Billionaire Mogul Ted Turner’s Family. In addition to his multi-city residencies and celebrity shows, Kidd Star has showcased his skills on radio stations Q100, 93.3 FLZ, WILD 98.7, 94.7 FUN and on Live Wire Radio.
Both Founder & member of the super group, 3 Bad Brothaz, Kidd Star and his group transformed the club scene in ‘00’s with their new form of music, E-Hop, that was copied by DJs all over the world. Their sound E-Hop, was a fusion of Hip-Hop & Electronic music. You can now hear E-Hop and its musical influence on any Pop Radio station today and its continued presence in the EDM scene.
As a Producer, DJ Kidd Star’s first solo Album, Kidd Star & The E-Hop Brigade, provided the southern booty anthem “Miss My Baby” which generated over 100,000 plays on Soundcloud & over 1 million views on Blastro.com. In addition, the second single releases “Rah! (It’s Gametime)” went to #4 on Billboards CD Single Charts above International artists Pitbull & Flo Rida. Rah! It’s Gametime was also picked up by the Denver Broncos as their team intro song for the 2013 & 2014 season, along with sports teams such as the Portland Trailblazers, Orlando Solar Bears & Binghamton University all using it in their stadiums as their team song. Due to Rah!’s popularity within sports DJ Kidd Star was asked 2 years in a row to perform at the NCAA Final Four Tournament & Masters Tournament. “Rah! It’s Gametime” success continued with it being picked up in the movie, ‘Coming & Going’. Just this past Fall, EDM Giant Klaas from Germany remixed “Rah! It’s Gametime” & it has been played by numerous EDM Artists in the Festival circuit.
Releasing his second solo album, The Weekend Warriors, DJ Kidd Star has teamed up with Grammy Nominated Musicians, Buzz Amato (Curtis Mayfield’s Keyboardist) & Rick ‘Slipp’ Hinkle to deliver a combination of Underground & Pop music to once again top the charts worldwide.
Entering the Acting world this year as well, Aaron “Kidd Star” Payes was featured in the TV Series ‘Swamp Murders’ & the Movie ‘Michelle Darnell’ staring Peter Dinklage & Melissa McCarthy.