Long before he was Jay Z’s tour DJ, or a Global Brand Ambassador for Adidas, or the official DJ of the NBA Rookie Challenge, Neil Armstrong was a humble fan of music. And he has never changed…
Neil was born and bred in NYC, cutting his teeth in the early 90’s during the golden era of Hip-Hop and Turntablism. Over his career, he has made an indelible mark in the sub-genre of Hip-Hop known as “Mixtape Culture.” Neil’s highly-regarded mixtapes represent his eclectic music taste and have generated considerable press, most-notably in Rolling Stone, Vibe, MTV.com
, Theme, URB and Complex.
Neil is constantly travelling the globe for an array of club appearances and festival appearances sharing the stage with the likes of Jay Z, De La Soul, The Roots, Company Flow and Biz Markie, Kanye West, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and Wyclef Jean; he was also a member of the critically acclaimed 2-time Grammy-Nominated jazz band — Russell Gunn and Ethnomusicology — playing alongside iconic musicians Kenny Garrett (a member of Miles Davis’ band) and Brandford Marsalis.
From rocking in front of over 100,000 fans at the Glastonbury Festival, to anchoring a performance on the Letterman Show, to pumping with ice-cold veins at Madison Square Garden (for three consecutive shows no less), DJ Neil Armstrong is now in the highest strata of DJ existence. And even though he can been seen in music videos with Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige, Neil is as humble and focused as ever on creating and curating world class musical moments.