Just your typical hip hop head who plays open format - i.e. multiple genres. My name is Dj Maclin, but I go by SBD (ShortBlackDude) - your average scratch nerd, live remixer, and turntablist. Practicing the artform of DJing since 2005 - Always a student. Turntablist for the rock/funk/hip-hop band Goodwill Dynamite. Specializes in hip-hop shows, art shows and lounge parties. Specializes in indie dance and hip hop with a passion for funk/soul and 60's psychedelic rock. Trying to elevate the art of DJing for my city, so we can all grow together. From Rockford, resided in Chicago, back in Rockford. 

2015 RAMI Nominee – DJ Of The Year


Culture Shock’s 11th Anniversary – June 24th 2017 – (Lo-fi video) 

Past Clients


Closed for the rest of the year. Why? To practice and get better for next year! Gotta take breaks to refresh music, revamp equipment, and enhance skills. Open for business starting Jan 2018. I only do 10 shows a year – Make sure to contact me as soon as possible to be considered. Thanks for a great year!


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Please contact for a personalized quote! Use the contact form above. For a guide on rates, $75/hour (No speakers/PA) and $100/hour (speakers/PA included) is the usual rate. Lower rates for artshows. Very flexible, so contact for personalized rate and full night rate.