Bio

International Billboard Artist & DJ, Kidd Star, born Aaron Payes, originally from Vestal, NY now resides in Atlanta, GA, where the heartbeat of Music is in America.    

A veteran DJ assassin on the turntables with over 15 years of touring bars, nightclubs, events & festivals around the world.  Founder & former member of the group 3 Bad Brotherz, DJ Kidd Star has performed alongside some of the greats, Thomas Gold, DJ Mix Master Mike, Harrison, Omnia, DJ Muggs, DJ Dan, The Ying Yang Twins, DJ Mondo, DJ Trashy, Eddie Money, Drivin’ & Cryin’ and for celebrities such as, Denzel Washington, Ray Lewis, John Sally, Dallas Austin & Ted Turner just to name a few.   In addition, DJ Kidd Star is an On-Air Mix Show DJ for some of America’s most popular syndicated radio shows, Dallas’s ‘The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show’ & Atlanta’s ‘Cardio Radio’.  He also has held residencies in 6 different cities in the Southeast, Charlotte, Tampa, Mobile, Nashville, New Orleans Augusta & Atlanta.  Along with touring he has been trusted by America’s top brands & companies to perform and play for including, NFL’s Superbowl, NCAA’s Final Four & Chick-Fil-A Bowl Game, Top Golf, W Hotel & Radio DJs.

As a Producer he has worked with EDM legends Klaas, DJ Dean, Pulsedriver, Milk Inc and has been an artist under the great Ichiban Label, Ishi Records.  It was there he was brought under the tuttalitge of Frank “Buzz” Amato (Curtis Mayfield’s keyboardist) Ichiban’s in house chief studio producer and taught how to produce.  Since then Kidd Star has charted twice on Billboards hot singles charts with his hits, “Rah! It’s Gametime” & “Lonely”.  So far, Kidd Star has released 5 full length albums and has had songs featured on TNT, MTV, BET, Revolt TV and his singles have been used as teams intro songs for the NFL’s super bowl champions Denver Broncos (3 seasons), WNBA’s Atlanta Dream (official team song), NCAA’s Binghamton Bearcats & NHL’s Colorado Avalanche & Orlando Solar Bears. 

Recently, DJ Kidd Star was featured in the TV Series ‘Swamp Murders’, “Dead Silent” along with the movies ‘Alvin & The Chipmunks 4′ ‘The Boss’ staring Peter Dinklage & Melissa McCarthy and along side Ludacris in Top Golf’s music promotional commercial which aired all across the country and throughout social media.  He continues to expand & experiment with his acting talents via Youtube & Instagram with his DJ101 and In the Music Series.

Throughout his musical journey, DJ Kidd Star has transformed into the ultimate entertainer.  DJ, Producer, Actor & On-Air Personality all combined into one unforgettable showcase.