“DJing is not something you do–it’s who you are.”–The Bigg H
Co-founder of Amp’d Entertainment, Hollon Yarborough (or “DJ Bigg H” as many know him), started officially DJing in 1998, but the roots of that path actually started long before.
“I was always the guy who brought the music to every party. I just had a huge collection and very eclectic tastes at a young age, so there was always something for everyone.”
That eclectic taste has served him well. While in college in NC, when a local DJ needed coverage for a vacation, Bigg H’s girl suggested they give him a shot.
“After two nights of spinning, they just told the old DJ not to come back. I kind of felt bad, but they were really into what I was doing and I was excited to get a shot.”
Bigg H immediately took to DJing and his eclectic sets soon became popular throughout NC. Weddings, house parties, and private events soon followed along with some notable club gigs. After starting up an Old-School Hip-Hop night that quickly became the biggest thing in town, Bigg H soon grew tired of being “the big fish in the little pond.” A relocation to Atlanta was soon in order and he’s been wrecking the ATL scene ever since.
Since moving to ATL in 2003, Bigg H has DJed countless venues in Atlanta including Apres Diem, Halo, and Opera and repeatedly headlined events like the annual Atlanta Food Bank Hunger Walk/Run. Retaining his eclectic sensibilities, Bigg H combines his own production, party classics, and Indie favorites into DJ sets that are widely regarded as some of the most creative and entertaining in town.
Although he is comfortable playing any style, Bigg H specializes in remixes and mash-ups—many of which he makes himself. His original mashups and remixes have been featured on countless blogs and music forums and are even played on the radio in several countries! Mash Up Your Bootz even featured Bigg H on their Top 20 artists to watch in their 100th mashup sampler release titled: “The Future”. But it’s never been about fame or prestige. Bigg H has always been focused on how to maximize his live performances and he uses these techniques to seamlessly blend various genres and decades into a nonstop mix that is spontaneous and creative but remains familiar and accessible.
“It was something I had been doing for years and Mike finally put a name on it and helped me refine it. Now we’re bringing something to market that’s never been seen before and we’re ready to change the way people view the wedding experience.”
My second year getting to DJ the Anya Bridal Fashion show and one of my favorite sets in recent memory. This is my idea of what a Remix’d Coctails vibe should sound like. Sets like this are why I got into DJing to begin with. Pretty much me just freestyling a bunch of dope songs I love and think other people should know.
Some totally unpredictable music selections from this couple made this wedding truly one of a kind! Lots of 90’s rock tracks and newer Indie stuff with some dance classics sprinkled in. Best dance floor I’ve ever seen on a daytime wedding and a really fun crowd!
These guys had been together for 20yrs and were finally able to make it official! Their mix was heavy on 70’s and 80’s dance standards with some Spanish music and newer hits thrown in. Any wedding with a disco ball over the dance floor is my kind of event!
Super fun event for over 15k people in Centennial Olympic Park for a huge corporate buyout. I was on the “Glamping” stage (glamorous camping) so I decided to do a more rock-focused set with lots of remixes and mashups. That is, until a huge dance party broke out and we spent the last hour raging like it was a music festival! And they said, “they won’t dance”… 🙂
This was the most technically demanding and creative set I have done so far! 21 tracks in 21 minutes. Showcasing the range of my musical tastes and the breadth of my DJ skills. “This party ain’t for everybody…only the sexy people!”
Any other DJ might freak out when their Bride says, “I want a ton of Country and no Hip-Hop.” But not this guy…challenge accepted! Lot’s of Classic Rock and Country mixed with some dance classics on this one…all Remix’d and ready to make some boots scoot!!!
Over 4hrs of throwback jams with a Remix’d twist! Millennials, ask your parents…
A super fun 20’s Speakeasy theme for this wedding, mixed in with some dance classics and starting with a custom First Dance medley. Had such a blast playing for these ladies…
A 4hr non-stop mix of dance classics with a “love theme” for Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ 2016 Valentine’s Day Celebration. One of my favorite events in recent memory…completely bonkers crowd!
My second year doing Lovesick, so naturally I had to come bigger and better this year! A broad mix of dance classics and obscure bangers all blended up into a seamless cocktail of concentrated booty shaking fuel. This is what our Remix’d Weddings experience is all about–live remixes and mashups that transform the predictable into unforgettable!
I’m pretty damn choosy where I play on Halloween, but I knew Patti and Matt were going to be a blast from the moment we first met! This Lovesick couple totally rocked the Halloween theme and also wanted me to mix in some stuff you never get to hear at boring traditional weddings. We’re talking live remixes and mashups of Led Zeppelin, Tool, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, System of a Down, etc. Not to mention some solid gold Hip-Hop cuts and Top 40 classics. You are very unlikely to hear a set like this at any other wedding and from any other company!
Dane and Gray completely blew me away with their amazing music requests! This unforgettable wedding playlist was packed with Indie Rock, Golden Era Hip-Hop, Motown Classics, awesome 80’s dance tunes, and Classic Rock staples. Every time I listen to it I think, “Did I REALLY open a dance floor with Lou Reed?!?!” Beat that sucker DJs…
This amazing couple only told me one thing, “We trust you, so do what you do. Just make sure you play some trap music towards the end.” You know I had some fun with this one! Awesome example of what Remix’d Weddings is all about…
DJ Bigg H & DJ Miami’s closing set for our 2015 Amp’d Entertainment Showcase at the Sky Lounge on the roof of the Glenn Hotel. An hour of two dope DJs doing live mashups, remixes, and scratching.
A “Dance Through The Decades” theme for this incredible party. This is roughly the last 2hrs…an open-format, non-stop mashup and remix set blending contemporary tracks with classics!
My Bride loved Top 40 and my Groom loved Indie Rock but they both loved mashups and remixes, so…this was one hell of a party!
A Cocktail Hour set of live Remix’d Soul, Jazz, and Swing music. This is how cool your Cocktail hour could sound!
This is the live recording from the 2015 Lovesick Expo! Hands down the coolest Bridal show you will ever attend. For those who want a little something “different”…
Live set of a private event for Microsoft. This is a great example of how I like to blend and mash various genres and decades.
A bonkers wedding mix for a former DJ buddy of mine! My Remix’d Weddings take on Trap, Dancehall, and Crunk Hip-Hop.
My epic Monster Mash mix!!! This is a great example of how much fun you can have with a skilled DJ working at peak creativity.
My very first official mix CD from 2003. An open format mix of lesser known downtempo favs.
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We know Bigg H is the man, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what others have had to say below…
Testimonials from Wedding Wire and The Knot:
“Amp’d and Hollon (DJ Bigg H) were amazing! We used the remix’d wedding package and were in love with the music. The online portal made choosing music and paying incredibly easy. My husband and I travel a lot so planning together isn’t always easy, but having access to the portal gave us a chance to work together. On the day of the wedding, Hollon stopped by to make sure that we heard all of the music we wanted to (he didn’t have time to play everything during the cocktail hour so he wanted to make sure we didn’t miss anything), and helped us fit in a few impromptu speech givers. Additionally, there are so many events that Amp’d plays at we were able to hear a lot of examples of the mixes and get some ideas of what we might want to add to our event. I cannot recommend this company enough.”
We first heard Amp’d at Vinewood Plantation’s open house event. It was me, my fiancé, sister and mom. All of us, with very different taste in music, instantly loved the style of music Hollon and Brian were playing. They were mixing all genres and giving the songs such great energy. Seeing how much everyone enjoyed the tunes, and given the wide range in our group, we knew Amp’d would be perfect for our wedding. I called the next day to book Amp’d. During our planning I worked with Hollon over the phone and via email. He was easy to talk to, is super positive, and quick to respond to emails. Amp’d’s online planning forms are easy to use and allow you to have as much or as little input into your music selections as you choose. I didn’t want a DJ who just played song after song after song and occasionally made annoying comments throughout the night. That’s one main reason I was so Amp’d about hiring Amp’d. However, some of my guest were a little concerned about the remix music – what if they cut off one of my favorite songs? What if a song I like sounds strange? But that is not how it is at all!! Hollon brought an amazing energy to the party with his remixes! And the songs were not cut short, in fact the flow of the music was fantastic! My husband and I love country music, our guests, not so much. He was able to mix in a lot of country with pop, 80’s and other genres-it was like the greatest mixed tape my husband and I have ever heard. He had the crowd on their feet the entire night, even the ones who claimed to “dislike” country music. I don’t think I ever left the dance floor! Our guests had a great time, we had the best time and I even think Hollon was having fun. It was an exceptional day, and I truly believe Hollon played a huge role in making it our perfect wedding day!! We strongly recommend using Hollon and Amp’d for your wedding – you will be thrilled you did! Thank you, Hollon!!!!!
“We couldn’t have been happier with Hollon and Amp’d for our wedding. Hollon was very flexible and worked well to keep the dance floor packed, incorporating classic rock, pop and hip-hop music. Our favorite part of the evening was the final song, which was a perfect country-classic rock remix and made us feel like we were the only people in the room. We were very happy with Amp’d and recommend them unconditionally.”
“BEST. DJ. EVER! What can I say…Hollon is a DJ genius! HIGHLY recommend! I was so nervous about everything working out for the ceremony and reception and he put my mind at ease. He sat with me for a few hours and went over everything in detail. When the wedding day came, Hollon went above and beyond! Our guests are still talking about how “awesome our DJ was.” There just aren’t enough words to explain how amazing this company is. Hire Amp’d; you will be so glad that you did!!!”
“Hollon was our DJ for our wedding, he was recommended by our venue and he did not disappoint. From the minute I inquired off the website, he was responsive and all about customer service. He was easy to get in touch with, was up for my last minute changes, and he was VERY easy to work with the night of our wedding. We had our three special dances remixed before hand and I sent Hollon over the three songs in an MP3 file with a few instructions and he made it all so easy and everything went off without a hitch. I would recommend Amp’d and Hollon to anyone planning a wedding because their customer service is top of the line! Thank you again Hollon!”
–Leigh Anne (7/23/16)“Hollon and Amp’d were awesome! We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ or nicer guy. From the beginning, we could tell Hollon wanted to really get to know us so he could portray us throughout the wedding, and that he did. Music was high on our importance list and Hollon knocked it out of the park. From the ceremony to cocktail hour and all throughout the reception, Hollon did an amazing job. If there was a song he wasn’t sure if we would want to have played, he would run it by us to verify. Many wedding guests commented it was the best playlist ever, and we have to agree. Thank you Hollon and Amp’d!”
“Hollon was the perfect DJ for our June 4th wedding at the Four Seasons Ballroom in Atlanta. With a mix of professionalism and enthusiasm, he worked with us throughout the planning process to ensure our wedding reception was a night to be remembered. He did a great job of letting the music do the talking and was open to guest requests but also stayed close to our selected favorites. No one wanted to get off the dance floor for the entire night! We give Hollon 2 thumbs up and can’t wait for the chance to work with him again for future private and corporate events.”
–Sara (6/4/16)“I can’t even begin to explain how helpful and creative Hollon was. When he wasn’t spinning records he was making sure I always had a drink in my hand and that my wife and I were happy. You could tell that this man loves his job and it was such a pleasure to watch him do what he loves, and to watch him do it well. Hollon has such an attention to detail and I was blown away with how often and how eager his was when it came to communicating while he was preparing for our special day. Amp’d Entertainment went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect and it wouldn’t have been the same without them. ”
–Matt (5/7/16)“Hollon was everything you could ask for in a DJ. He was thorough in setting up everything with us beforehand and had a great selection of music, along with some actual DJ skills (scratching and multiple on-the-fly mixes/nashups). He was actually able to play some metal/dance mixes for me which was amazing for me and my fellow metal heads. He always appears to be having a great time and you can tell he loves what he does. ”
“I worked with Hollon from Amp’d for my March 12th wedding at the Atlanta Biltmore. He is beyond amazing! They have all sorts of different packages and if a package isn’t 100% suited to your wedding Hollon will customize it. My fiance and I opted for the full package, DJ services along with club lights, and up-lights.
Amp’d allows you to do everything online which really helps with the stressful part of planning a wedding. Hollon is totally hands-on and will go above and beyond what a traditional DJ does. Plus, he is a fabulous DJ! I cannot recommend him enough!”
“Hollon of Amp’d seriously rocked the house for our wedding reception. It says something when EVERYONE is out of the dance floor, smiling and having a great time but especially when you see those out of their seats who normally aren’t dancers at all. From the worm, to footloose, to bhangra, to one of our groomsmen even ripping his pants from dancing so hard – to say everyone had a blast is an understatement and that is entirely in thanks to Hollon for knowing how to read a crowd, to mix and transition from Pakistani songs, to country, to the classics and back some more. We couldn’t have picked a better person to entertain us and our guests! Hollon is beyond talented and is professional, easy-going and hilarious to boot. Amp’d also took care of our uplighting – which made a huge impact and looked absolutely gorgeous as well as our photo booth which made for some hilarious memories and pictures to flip thru after the reception. Thanks Hollon and Amp’d for being the life of the party!!”
“Going into the wedding planning process, my boyfriend and I were not excited AT ALL about looking around for DJs. We had no desire to have what we considered a “traditional” DJ.
We met Hollon (AKA DJ Bigg H) at the Lovesick Expo in Atlanta and instantly knew he was our people. We heard him mixing everything from the Chili Peppers to Otis Redding to Kanye. From the moment we first emailed Hollon, it felt like we were talking to one of our friends. He completely understood the vibe we were going for at our brewery Hallowedding and answered every crazy text, email, and phone question we threw his way. He could not have been more professional. Even with some last minute changes to our timeline, he was totally flexible.
Our wedding reception was the perfect Halloween party. People kept asking if the DJ was a friend of ours because he didn’t seem like other wedding DJs. From the second the music started, the dance floor was PACKED. Everyone was having such an crazy time that after the last song everyone on the dance floor was chanting “one more song!” Seriously, have you ever been to a wedding that called for an encore at the end of the night??”
“Our experience with Hollon was awesome from start to finish. He was super helpful and communicative throughout the process, and even helped us figure out what we wanted for our ceremony music. As for the reception, well, we told Hollon that all we wanted was a dance party, and that’s exactly what happened. We gave him a few key essentials (’80s new wave, old-school hip-hop, with a little classic rock ‘n roll thrown in) and let him take it from there. What was the best part of the epic dance party that ensued? Was it Salt ‘n Pepa mashed up with the Black Keys? Or maybe Lou Reed vs Ol Dirty Bastard? Biggie Smalls & Pink Floyd? Answer: yes. All of it. Our dance floor was full for a solid 3 hours without letting up, and we could not have been happier with it.”
“I believe that the music is one of the most important parts of any party– the music determines the whole “feel” of the room—and I wanted the wedding music to mimic the insane happiness we felt about getting married. My husband and I have eclectic taste in music (lots of indie music + a Ke$ha obsession). Plus, my husband comes from a large Persian family. So, we needed a DJ who could seamlessly mix our music, Persian music, and fun pop dance music together. We interviewed other people- but DJ Bigg H (Hollon) of Amp’d Entertainment ultimately stood out as the perfect fit for our wedding. Hollon has such a genuine personality and the amount of care he puts into creating mixes is AMAZING. He has an extensive knowledge of music and you can tell that he loves what he does. That love shows on every track! He went above and beyond to make sure he had an understanding of our musical tastes and mixed the music together so well. Additionally, Hollon was kind and attentive- he checked in with us multiple times throughout the night to make sure everything was great. The dance floor ALWAYS had people on it! I wanted to be on that dance floor the moment the music started and I didn’t want to leave! My husband and I got married almost a year ago and people are still talking about our music and how much fun they had!!”
“If there was a way to give Amp’d 6 stars I would! Hollon was so incredible and kept our wedding rocking all night!! We first went to see Hollon spin at a local bar last Halloween and booked him that night after we heard the set he played. I texted him as soon as we left the bar because we knew we had to have him at our wedding. Boy did we make the right choice – the dance floor was packed the whole time! We gave him a few songs so that he had an idea of the type of music we like, but we knew he was going to do an awesome job so we pretty much let him take the reigns.
He was professional, responsive, and on top of his game the whole way through- from booking until after the wedding. He even sent us a surprise the week after the wedding! We really could not have asked for a better DJ! Everyone told us after the wedding that he did an amazing job and that they couldn’t pull themselves off the dance floor even to get a drink. Can’t express enough how much we love Hollon! Amp’d is the way to go and if you get lucky enough be sure to request Hollon!!”
“DJ “Bigg H” from Amp’d Entertainment was AWESOME!! He came to Asheville, NC for our wedding. I literally can’t say enough good things about him and about how fabulous our wedding was. We got so many complements on our wedding, the majority of which were: “Oh my god this DJ is fabulous” and other such comments to that effect. He was super helpful during the planning process while we worked on our timeline and offered some great suggestions. We changed a few things last minute as well and he was totally flexible and just rolled with everything. My fiance is a musician and was really hesitant about having a DJ at the wedding, but this fabulous guy knocked it right out of the park! We were both so pleased (and sore the next day from dancing the entire time!!). Can not recommend highly enough!”
“We worked with Hollon for our wedding on August 15th at the Biltmore Ballrooms, and we are so happy we chose him. We wanted a mix of string quartet songs, jazz, country music, R&B and some Indian/Brazilian music since our wedding was multicultural, and he really listened to our preferences and made it a perfect combination. We wanted specific songs played at cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing, and Amp’d really delivered. Hollon did a fantastic job of putting a fun spin on classic songs, and people danced all night! He really listened to our “must play” list and did his best to play as many songs that we requested as possible. We wanted some remixing while still maintaining the originality of the songs, and Hollon did a great job with that.The transition from playing Frank Sinatra to Usher to Garth Brooks was seamless, and I am certain this was not an easy task! I am happy that we chose the package with lighting, and the colors of the lights looked beautiful in the ballroom. The DJ’s setup was very tasteful, and I hardly noticed his setup at the ceremony. Hollon pays close attention to detail and even made some custom song combinations that we requested for our grand entrance. If there was one issue, I would say it was getting guests to stop dancing and leave the ballroom at the end of the night. 🙂
Additionally, Hollon is a really fun person to work with. His warm personality and passion for his work is captivating, and he was certainly one of our favorite vendors to work with! He was exactly the young, fun DJ that we were looking for! We knew the second we spoke with him that he was the one for us! Thank you so much for making our wedding day SO much fun.”
“We presented Hollon with somewhat of a challenge: about half our guests would be Russian and the other half were born and raised Southerners. What kind of music would we choose for this Russian-Jewish-Southern-Protestant hybrid wedding? Luckily, Hollon was incredible at devising the perfect solution. He was able to incorporate all of our diverse musical preferences into an artfully crafted playlist that had everyone of all ages and backgrounds tearing up the dancefloor. He was incredibly easy to work with and was by far the most responsive and helpful of all of our vendors. We never had to wait long to get a response to our emails and we even met with him face-to-face a couple of times before the wedding to discuss the vibe we were going for. We gave him a few Russian selections which he skillfully blended with our American requests, and literally everyone was on the dance floor at some point! We had such a fun time and dozens of people complimented our DJ selection. We were having so much fun that we totally skipped the bouquet and garter tosses! He definitely can make any wedding crash-worthy! They say you get what you pay for, and you definitely get a top-of-the-line experience with AMP’D. I would absolutely recommend them and I feel so lucky that we had such an awesome wedding dance party!”
“I would 1,000% recommend Hollon for any wedding or party! My (now) husband and I are both music buffs, and had guests ages 17-90, so needless to say our event was a pretty tall order to satisfy. We wanted someone who was personal, flexible, and didn’t have a crazy ego that would feel insulted if we had a specific list to play or wanted to change something up mid-reception. We met with Hollon once before the reception 8 months in advance and loved his enthusiastic, yet easy going personality. I actually was living out of state the entire time I planned the wedding and he made it easy because his response rate by both phone and email were fantastic.
As far as the actual event/ DJing skills, Hollon was perfect. Even when the post-dinner toasts ran a little long (leaving less time to dance), Hollon was still able to get a lot of the songs we requested in by mashing up and transitioning songs into each other. He created mash ups between older and newer songs (mixing country with rap, and oldies with pop) that were amazing. It was exactly what my guests needed, and a great way to appease both a younger and older crowd at the same time. With Hollon, our guests never got bored on the dance floor either! And we have the blisters to prove it! 🙂
If I have a DJ at any of my parties in the future, he’s my first call.”
“DJ Hollon was simply fantastic. Not only was he great to work with from the very beginning but he was so professional throughout our entire wedding planning process. He really took time to get to know us and get feelers for what type of wedding party we wanted. He had a difficult task of playing not just western, modern music but also Persian music. He couldn’t have done a better job. The dance floor was packed the ENTIRE party. He read the crowd perfectly and played a perfect combination of both types of music. Do you want to have the best party ever? Book Hollan. HE ROCKS!!! I couldn’t recommend him enough and I’m hard to please!!!”
“Forgive me for this late review (…almost 2 years, yikes I’m a procrastinator), but I *have* to give credit where credit is due. We hired Hollon (DJ Bigg H) for our wedding and I could probably give him a million stars. Right from the beginning, he took time to get to know us and what we were looking for in terms of music and the general vibe. He was so creative in what he mixed for us (his mashups are unbeatable… he somehow mixed new rap and 80s music and KILLED it). We wanted to throw a memorable party for our guests and I STILL, again, after 2 years, have several guests tell me that we had the best reception they ever went to. They truly remember it. And that’s because of Hollon and his DJing skills. He threw the best dance party I’ve attended. I might be a little biased because it was my wedding, but I promise you, you will feel the same way if you hire him. He’s so attentive, communicates well, and probably my favorite trait of his is that he’s SO FUN! He got out on the dance floor to dance with us! The energy was amazing! It was truly incredible. I cannot recommend him and Amp’d Entertainment enough.”
“There are not enough words to express my gratitude and praise of this group. Especially DJ Bigg H (Hollon). He went above and beyond to ensure that my wedding with my wife was a hit. Going as far to create a one of a kind mash up of our songs. Guests at our wedding said he was the best they have ever heard and you would be very pleased to have him spin for you. I also want to note, not that it should matter, but if you are a same-sex couple like us, looking for a great DJ, give him a call! He treated us with respect and threw an amazing party and I think we were his first. Check these guys out!”
“We couldn’t be happier with the job that Hollon with Amp’d Entertainment did with the sound for our wedding ceremony, and DJing our reception. His skill-set and specialization is one of a kind, the result of 15 years DJ experience and a lifetime of music appreciation. He is a great person to be around, and was so much fun to work with. He always had the perfect suggestion for our musical tastes, and is a virtual encyclopedia of the coolest tracks in the world! Plus he knows how to tailor them to your specific event. When the reception arrived, there were no surprises…except the level of participation from our crowd. Virtually everyone was on the dance floor, dancing and singing, and clapping along exuberantly throughout the duration of our final song (best send-off ever).
In summary, we can’t imagine our wedding with any other DJ. Hollon is a true talent, and a true professional. He’ll take care of you for whatever special occasion or event you are planning.”
“I’m sure you’ve been told how a DJ can really make or break the reception… well Hollon ROCKED. IT. OUT! He did such a perfect job at meeting EVERY little request and adding his own touch to keep the night going! He was incredibly helpful and quick to respond to any questions or concerns my husband and I had. He was dressed professionally and has a wonderful personality. We also went with their uplighting package that really gave the perfect vibe we were going for! We couldn’t have asked for a better person for the job! Thanks again Hollon! You’re the best!”