Best DJ: Evan Evolution


Evan Evolution performs at the 20th anniversary of Kent State Flash Fest on April 24, 2014. Evan Evolution won best DJ.

Megan Brown


Evan Evolution

Evan Bailey, a.k.a. Evan Evolution, may be an assistant professor at Kent State, but he’s also been a well-respected DJ for more than a decade. Bailey said it was a surprise to be voted number one as best DJ.

“It feels great,” Bailey said. “It’s an honor to be selected by the readers.”

Bailey started playing music in the fifth grade and found it to be a lifelong interest and love. As he started DJing in college, it was exactly what he was looking for.

His DJing style ranges from house music and techno to indie dance. Bailey said he really enjoys playing events for the university like BlastOff and FlashFest.

“They’re pretty good crowds and can introduce your music to people who haven’t heard it before,” Bailey said.


Dominic Parisi

Progressive House DJ Dominic Parisi was voted second best DJ in Kent. The DJ played during BlastOff on Kent State’s campus last fall and will be performing on April 11 with MIMO in downtown Cleveland’s Liquid.


DJ White Rice

“Just an average kid that likes everyone to have a good time,” according to his Facebook page, DJ White Rice took third place as “Best DJ in Kent.” Known by his friends as Jason, White Rice can be spotted around Kent DJing everything from large university events to crowded house parties.

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