Charlotte DJ relishing opportunity to perform at NBA All-Star Game

Local DJ participating in NBA All-Star Weekend

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte resident Andre Barden has been DJing for more than a decade. He says he started to spin music back in 2007 or 2008. It’s not only his full-time job now, it’s also his passion.

“I just like sharing music with people. It’s kind of how I got into it in the first place,” said Barden in an interview with WBTV.

Barden, who goes by DJ A-Minor when he’s playing music, currently works for the Charlotte Hornets. He spins music in front of thousands of fans during games. It’s his job to keep the tunes coming when the game is at a standstill.

“So timeouts, halftime, pre-game, post-game, all that stuff is me,” explained Barden.

He said he’s been DJing the Hornets games for over two years. When you factor that in with the various bookings he gets at parties and clubs, he keeps busy. Just recently he found out he’d landed the biggest gig of his career.

“My bosses here pulled me aside and told me that I’d been offered the Sunday Night All-Star Game and asked if I wanted to do it, and I mean, of course,” said Barden. “For most people who do what I do for a living, this would be near the top.”

While Barden is used to setting the tone for large crowds, he admits that working the All-Star Game will be different.

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit nervous, but I feel like the time we get to the day I might be nervous for the first few minutes and then let it pass,” said Barden.

The Charlotte DJ said he anticipates lots of people, lots of parties and lots of long lines during All-Star Weekend.

“I don’t think we’ve seen anything like that here to this point so I’m really, really looking forward to it,” said Barden.

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