Aaron "Terkalerk" Terkel

Aaron "Terkalerk" Terkel learned the craft working with a career DJ in New York, and fondly remembers hauling speaker towers and crates of CDs to parties well into the mid-00's. After a decade of road gigs, morning radio shows, and overnight recording studio work, Terkmoved home to Cleveland, picked up two turntables of his own, and kept the tunes spinning.


Terkalerk draws influences from funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, R&B, and pop radio. His emcee style is unobtrusive. He remains refined on the mic, but holds command of the room. Find him behind the counter at Visible Voice Books in Tremont, behind the keyboards playing with bands around town, or behind the decks at your next event.

01. Years DJing: 11

02. Preferred DJ Set Up: Technics 1200mkII turntable + Rane TTM57 mixer, Macbook Pro

03. First Record: Blink 182's Enema of the State

04. Favorite Genres To Spin: Pop, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, R&B

05. #1 Dance Floor Filler: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" - Whitney Houston

06. Guilty Pleasure(s): 90s booty music, Big Mucci line dances

07. Slow Jam: "Through the Fire" - Chaka Khan / "Nice n Slow" - Usher

08. Best Song: ???

09. Favorite Venue to DJ: Spice Acres

10. Do Not Play: Don't Stop Believin'