On DJ Ayes Cold's dance floor, you're being watched

DJ Ayes Cold has created a unique presence in the DC music scene, performing at major venues like U Street Music Hall, the 930 Club, Rock and Roll Hotel, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Eighteenth Street Lounge, and more. 

Considering herself a "genre-nonconforming" club and bass music DJ, from footwork and grime to dancehall house and hip hop, Ayes builds her reputation around her eclectic selections, her mixes that seamlessly blend varying tempos and genres, and her intuitive ability to read and respond to a crowd. As noted by the Washington Post, "her eyes are as sharp as her ears."

Ayes Cold has backed rising artists like Princess Nokia,  performed at parties in Boston (The Wave), New York (The Arena BK, Black Weirdo, Basement Bhangra), Atlanta (Bae), performed live on ABC7, and DJ'd at festivals like Bonnaroo, Trillectro, Broccoli City and SXSW.  Ayes has also supported Goldlink, Soulection Radio Tour, Shabazz Palaces, Gaslamp Killer and Tokimonsta, and shared line ups with the a range of diverse artists such as Blood Orange, Venus X, Mike Q, Vjuan Allure, Willy Joy, Dave Nada, Madame Gandhi, Solange Knowles, Anderson Paak, Chance the Rapper and D.R.A.M.

Catch her every week playing at the Line Hotel (DC) at 6 PM EST , via Full Service Radio.



Been on line ups featuring:

Chance the Rapper

The Pharcyde

De La Soul




Solange Knowles

Esperanza Spalding



Soulection Radio Tour


Gaslamp Killer  

Princess Nokia


Tokimonsta (with Anderson Paak)

Swing Ting (UK)

Red Baraat 

Reva Devito 

DJ Rekha