Living the Dream: How DJ HighDef’s Decade of Dedication and Passion has Transformed the NJ Club Scene

Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you? 

Hello, I am Ryan Dyer also known as DJ HighDef. I am a DJ/MC for the hottest clubs across New Jersey. I love creating an amazing upbeat and unforgettable environment. I have been doing this for the last decade and as the years go on the bigger and better the parties I DJ or host become. This is something I am very passionate and dedicated to.

You may be asking WHY I would be doing this and continuing to grow my platform and continue building bridges to be more well known. It is simple! I do something I love, I get to share it with the world. What is even better is I get to create these amazing parties everywhere I go.

Seeing crowds coming out to see me DJ HIGHDEF and seeing the faces of everyone having the time of their lives brings me happiness. I wouldn’t change it for the world. The next steps for DJ HIGHDEF is traveling the world to bring his passion and creativity to as many people as possible.

What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?

I have been doing this for over a decade, and it has allowed me to be able to grow within the industry. Each year I set higher goals for myself and safe to say, I have reached everyone of my goals and continue to exceed. I give my work my all and I am constantly trying to improve. Just because I have great parties and people truly enjoy my talent.

I am always working towards being better each time. Everyone in this industry has their own style and tend to stay within those boundaries. While I am able to adapt and am fully comfortable with last minute adjustments. I’m here to rock every party and rage out with the crowd. It’s like I feel there heart beats when they go crazy!

Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.

From the very start I knew this is something I wanted to make a life out of. I started Dj’n while still in college, and I was hooked from the start. My best friend bought a set of cheap equipment. We started playing in his little apartment all the time. I wound up sleeping on his couch all summer long Dj’n. We played a graduation party for a friend, and a couple of guest ask if we do other parties. We looked at each other said, yes we do. I’ve been Dj’n ever since. After college, I started as a bar-back and started to befriend the DJ’s. This is where I started to make my connections in the industry.

The first time I got to Dj a party at the biggest clubs in New Jersey, seeing my vision of the greatest time come true. That feeling of adrenaline running through my veins I knew from that moment on, I wanted every party to be bigger and better. I have gone above and beyond to make sure every one of my parties was something everyone would talk about and continue to come back for more. I don’t just play music, I interact with the crowd, I give my all when it comes to bringing my visions to life.

What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?

The biggest challenge I have faced was taking the leap into the DJ and Entertainment industry, with no knowledge just a desire and passion. I jumped head first into all of these, taking any and every job thrown at me to get me to where I am today.

Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business?  Why these specific individuals?

My Top 3 people are James Hype, Tiesto and Dr. Dre

These 3 people are extremely talented and arguably the best at what they do. I’d like to meet James Hype because his technical skills and the way he manipulates tracks is the best I have heard. He is making Dj’s better just by watching and listening to what he does. Tiesto is just an absolute LEGEND in the dance/house music industry. He’s been at the top for as long as I have been Dj’ing. Dr. Dre I mean come on, he’s an absolute genius who has created a billion dollar empire. The knowledge alone would be expediential. Besides that he is one of the greatest MC in the world. Priding myself on talking on the Mic and getting the crowd to their maximum excitement, it would be an honor.

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Mara Alcantara
Mara Alcantara
Digital marketing and content writing associate with a knack for spotting talent. Mara has a rare combo of creativity coupled with an analytical mind. Entertainment enthusiast.


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