If you’re looking for a DJ who can be your hype man and has tons of experience, DJ Mike “Q” Stock is your guy.
DJ Q is an Annapolis native with deep roots in Maryland. Not only was he born and raised here, but he’s keenly invested in Baltimore, as we’ll see!
Q has two long-time loves: DJing at clubs and private events, and graphic design. He’s lucky enough to get to do both! He studied graphic design in school, and spends his days doing design work for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.
But he’s also got some serious DJ chops. He’s been working in the industry since 1990, playing in bars and nightclubs all over Baltimore, Annapolis, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. He’s even held summer residencies in Las Vegas, as well as at waterfront bar and nightclub behemoth Seacrets in Ocean City. He recently joined the Maryland’s DJ team and we’re hyped to have him!
Speaking of hype...DJ Q knows how to bring it. Who is the absolute best at hyping up a crowd? Could it be...mascots? Well our Q has experience in that line. He brought the Baltimore Ravens mascot, Poe, to life, for the 2009-2010 season. He got the crowd worked up and incited general game day shenanigans, as any respectable mascot must.
When he’s not DJing or doing design work, he hangs out with his extremely intimidating scooter gang. Just kidding. About the intimidating part, not the scooter gang part. Q and his friends like to hop on Spin or Lime scooters and spend a few hours cruising the city they call home.
We asked Q to chat with us to share his thoughts on DJing and weddings so we could get to know him a little better. Take it away, Q!
Responses have been lightly edited for clarity.
What makes a great DJ?
Ultimately I think it's the energy I bring. I tend to create a fun vibe and that translates through my play.
What’s your favorite local wedding venue and why?
Pond View Farm because the staff is amazing and it’s so picturesque.
Kacie & Shawn’s wedding at Pond View Farm
Photo by Photography By Brea
What’s your favorite thing about weddings?
The wide variety of genres I get to play.
If you were getting married this weekend, what would your first dance song be?
Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen at a wedding?
A 7-year-old catching the garter.
What’s the best “little kid moment” you’ve seen at a wedding?
When they have the best moves on the dance floor.
What's the most unique processional song you've ever played?
The Imperial March from Star Wars.
What do you think is the most overplayed wedding song?
The Cupid Shuffle, but I still love to play it when they want me to, lol.
What’s one thing you wish people knew about working as a DJ?
That I still can't believe I get paid to do this.
When you're not working, what kind of music do you listen to?
Literally EVERYTHING. I have musical ADD.
To get this hype king on your side, let’s chat! Fill out our quick online form so we can check our availability and reserve your date. You and Q (or any of our other experienced DJs) will have unlimited planning sessions to hash out every detail of your big day.
Sunday, August 1, 2021