With over a decade behind the decks under his belt, DJ Simple has sent crowds rushing the dance floor at clubs & bars across New York State, the US and Europe. A man of diverse interests, Simple decided to pursue his passion for music full time after earning his degree in geology from SUNY University at Buffalo (NY). DJ Simple’s talent was soon recognized by a Red Bull executive, who booked him for major Red Bull events and parties. He has held residencies at numerous clubs, including Stillwater (voted Buffalo’s best upscale bar 3 years running) and 4-Play, in the heart of the city’s entertainment district. Simple has also provided the beats for the monthly Battle @ Buffalo, an all ages breakdancing and urban dance competition, for the last 5 years, making him a staple in the city’s Hip Hop community. In 2010, he was voted among the top 5 best club DJs in Buffalo. DJ Simple has a style all his own, however, he has been compared to legendary DJs such as Z-Trip and the late DJ AM. His style is reminiscent of classic party rocking Hip Hop DJ’s using music from many different genres to create a positive, fun atmosphere that gets people moving. His influences are DJ Shef, Colors, Z-trip, Babu, AM, Cool Herc, Africa Bambata, Grand Master Flash, Scott Down, Optimus Prime, Cutler, Lopro and many more.
J.R. Noble began dancing in 1993 after seeing his peers perform their own dance routines at his first middle school dance. He continued dancing even after joining military service in 1998. While Stationed in North Carolina, J.R. picked up break dancing, around 2001, and continued to break while stationed overseas in Italy. During this time he joined his first dance crew called Mixed Plate and began battling. In 2005, J.R. left active duty service to pursue a college degree at the SUNY University at Buffalo where he started the UB Breaking Club. While attending school he joined the Buffalo B-Boy crew Differential Flava (DFC) and has competed and performed at a number of large events. To accompany his hip hop styles, J.R. began taking technique classes in 2007. J.R. continues to share his love of dance through performing in shows, competing in battles, and teaching at many local studios, community centers, and public schools in Buffalo.