DJ Needles start as a house DJ back in the late 80’s. With his cousin on the mic and Needles on
instrumentals they would rock parties for family and friends in Mesa and Phoenix. Soon after,
they formed the group call 2 BROTHERS AND A COUSIN, with a rented SP1200 Needles
began making beats for their group. This lead to Needles making beats for The BOONDOCKS,
a local rap group from Glendale, Arizona. Needles also had the opportunity to do a video for a
song on their album which he was a part of and received a new SP1200 as compensation for his
After DJing and performing at car shows and clubs around the valley Needles helped a friend
start the label known as MARYVALE RECORDS. With MARYVALE RECORDS he had the
opportunity to work with DJ Slip of C.M.W. learning more about mixing and mastering. With
the group MAYHAMM and MC Eiht single, CRUCIAL, along with a video was cut.
Needles then joined the group XFACTOR from L.A. and released a single called VERBAL
CONTACT. As a member of XFACTOR he performed shows with artist such as Wu, Snoop,
The liks and many more.
Over the years Needles has been blessed with the opportunity of working with many groups and
bands such as Cousin of the Wize, Underground Sound Unit, Golden Tongue Oil, 10
Commandments, Spoka Face and most of the peeps who were doing anything hot back then.
In the last few years Needles has hosted internet radio shows; First with TIH Radio then with
Radio Invasion where he had his own weekly show “HIP HOP INJECTION”.
As a Founding member of Area 13 Needles feels it is something special to work with a group of
artists who have the same passion as he does for hip hop and music as a whole. Now with his
own studio, 5 Palms Studio, up and running Needles is doing what he loves, making music.
DJ NEEDLES AREA 13 MUSIC