Shawn Nguyen AKA DJ Deadstock was born in Flint, MI; he moved to Middle TN in 1990. During his childhood, he was always surrounded with music. His father and several family members were musicians; they all played different instruments. He grew up in the 80's when Hip-Hop and turntablism was just starting to take off; this is when he discovered his passion for music. He got his first set of turntables and a mixer in 2001. DJing started off as a hobby; he would just spin by himself or while hanging out with family and friends. After a couple of years of practicing in a garage and an attic, he got recognized and started booking events at everywhere. He stays consistently busy with weddings, corporate events, local clubs, and other private events.
Although he grew up loving Hip-Hop music, he could not escape his southern surroundings. It is not rare to catch him mashing up Hip Hop and Country hits during his sets. He is very well-versed in playing everything from the Oldies to Top 40 music. He has a versatile style and enjoys mixing it up. Being an open format DJ allows him to cater to any type of genre/era; making it an enjoyable experience for any demographic.
Testimonials of DJ Shawn Nguyen
"We used Shawn Nguyen for our May 2017 and he was absolutely WONDERFUL! I was torn between him and a friend of the family who was going to do it for half of Shawn's price (which was still extremely reasonable for his skills), but being let down early on in the planning process by a friend of a friend photographer I decided to go with Shawn and I am so so glad that I did. He was very easy to get ahold of and easy to talk to. He called me one day just to learn about my fiancé and I and get a feel for what we were like and what we would like and it made it so much more personal. I let him know that we would have elderly and church guests at first so we wanted to keep it on country and other 'safe' but fun songs, and then really turn the party up after they left. He said he would be able to read the crowd and get a feel for it and he was absolutely right! We had an amazing time and our dance floor was never empty! People I've never seen dance before were out there having a great time! I can't say enough good things about Shawn!"
"Shawn did a phenomenal job at our wedding on July 9, 2016. Our wedding was bilingual and Shawn was able to play a variety of Spanish music along with out English favorites. He also gave us the option of adding up lighting to our ceremony which totally set the ambiance for or reception. Our wedding photographer as well as our caterer were so impressed with the music selection they asked me for Shawn's card. We will absolutely book Shawn for all of our future events." -Marisa Thorne