International Billboard Artist, Producer & DJ, Kidd Star, born Aaron Payes, originally from Vestal, NY now resides in Atlanta, GA, the Hollywood of the East Coast.
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 Brothaz, 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 has been an On-Air Mix Show DJ for some of Americas most popular nationally syndicated radio shows such as Dallas’ ‘The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show’ & Atlantas’ ‘Cardio Radio’. He also has held residencies in over 10 different cities in the South: Charlotte, Greensboro, Clemson, Tampa, Mobile, Nashville, New Orleans, Augusta, Macon & 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, Orlando Solar Bears, 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. It was there he was brought under the tuttalitge of Frank “Buzz” Amato, Curtis Mayfield’s keyboardist & Ichiban’s in house chief studio producer. Since then Kidd Star has charted twice on Billboards hot singles charts with his hits, “Rah! It’s Gametime” & “Lonely”. Currently, Kidd Star has released 5 full length albums and has had songs featured on TNT, MTV, BET, Revolt TV, along with Radio Stations in France, Germany, Canada, Spain and Holland. 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 & the Orlando Solar Bears (official team song).
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 featured along side Ludacris in Top Golf’s year long music promotional commercial which aired all across the country and throughout social media. He continues to expand & experiment with his acting talents with his social media platforms on DJ Kidd Star TV and DJ Kidd Stars Podcast.
His 3rd solo album, ‘Our Moment’, goes back to his dance roots and features dance floor rockers that will stand the test of time and touches all EDM genres. Due out this 2020, Kidd Star believes “It is truly my best album I’ve done to date. I’m so excited to release this and see people’s reaction.”
Throughout his musical journey, DJ Kidd Star has transformed into the ultimate entertainer. DJ, Producer, Actor & Internet Personality all combined into one unforgettable entertainment showcase.