Artists Spotlight - DJ Sober

The DJ and the artist

Not only is he a connoisseur of music, he also happens to be a skilled artist. His name is Will Rhoten, popularly known as DJ Sober. Starting at a young age, he was an artist before he was a DJ.

He draws inspiration from traditional American cartoon shows like Beavis and Butthead, The Simpsons and He-Man adding his own personal twist to it. Sober typically likes to design his own flyers and had a t-shirt brand during the 2000s sporting the same type of illustrations.


Dallas Influencer

Every strand in DJ Sober's DNA resonates to the love for music. Starting in his basement and house parties, he never had to "start" deejaying, he was seemingly born for it. Here began his ascent to becoming one of the most recognized DJs in Dallas regularly deejaying for renowned Dallas events such as The Party and Big Bang!

Sober has toured the U.S. with rappers Black Milk and Quelle Chris, opened for bands such as the Flaming Lips and Cut Copy, deejayed alongside ?uestlove and Pete Rock and backed up Devin the Dude and Bun B on stage.

On top of that Sober, who was previously named Dallas’ Best DJ by the Observer‘s editors in 2011 and voted Dallas’ Best DJ in its readers’ poll in 2012, cleaned up at the paper’s Best of Dallas awards in 2013, taking home both the editors’ and readers’ picks for best DJ. He has also taken home the Dallas Observer Music Awards “Best DJ” trophy 3 years in a row from 2012 – 2014.


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