Derious Payne

Derious Payne

When it comes to spinning music, and emceeing a crowd with his distinctive voice, Derious (DJ Knock Hard) Payne always brings a crowd to its absolute potential. Growing up on an eclectic diet of Hip-Hop, Old School, House, Classic Rock, Reggae, R&B, Funk and Latin most of which was inspired by his mother's love of music, empowered him in specializing in a multitude of genres.

While working as a graphic designer and vehicle wrap technician, DJ Knock Hard first began developing his talents into a reputable skill in early 2016 by joining a Local DJ wedding service for a part time gig. He soon realized that his potential had greatness but needed lots of disciple to grow. He then undertook and dedicated hundreds of hours training on the turntables and researching the business aspect of DJing that quickly showed a natural flair for talent.

With over 50 weddings and a multitude of private parties and special events, performing in several venues around the Dallas Fort Worth area within his first two years his career, DJ Knock Hard positioned himself as a regular fixture on the DJ scene. Reaching out to brand himself as a company, he soon began working with other DJ services expanding his knowledge and connections, one of which landed him on a nationally syndicated reality show Bridezilla in December of 2017.

DJ Knock Hard's outlook about life is that you look adversity the face, stand brave like a mighty lion and knock hard at the door of opportunity. Then and only then will it be answered