One-half of Ayers & Tittsworth and one-third from the Rub, DJ Ayers is genre-hopping DJ in the soul of Diplo. Given birth to in Mississippi to a musical family members, Ayers started DJing in 1986 but his profession didn’t remove until 1994 when he relocated to upstate NY to wait Vassar University. With DJs like Tag Ronson, Paul Good, and Darshan Jesrani employed in the region, Ayers had a lot of different designs to absorb, a thing that affected his scattershot university radio display. Upon graduation in 1998, he relocated to Brooklyn where numerous day jobs backed his record buying dependency. By 2000 he could support himself with residencies in Manhattan plus one-off gigs at high-profile night clubs just like the Limelight and Speeed. His blend CDs were released through the taste-making DJ shop Turntablelab, and in 2002, a gig in the rock and roll club Southpaw discovered him developing the eclectic team the Rub with DJ Eleven. Cosmo Baker would make the Rub a trio a 12 months later and quickly the group had been releasing some bootleg hip-hop remixes. Their like of hip-hop also spawned a favorite set of blend CDs offered on their site, each concentrating on a particular 12 months in rap background. By 2005, the Rub had been picking right up DJ gigs throughout the world and getting features in publications such as for example Spin, Urb, and XLR8R. Ayers also partnered with DJ Tittsworth to create T&A, a label centered on the bass-heavy “Baltimore” or “B-More” audio.