Kyle

 
If you’re looking for YOUR party rocker, look no further than Kyle Wardrop, aka “DJ Drop”. Kyle was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area, but in 2004 moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to attend college and study Music Theory and Performance. After school, he was invited to tour with multiple bands, thus launching his professional music career. He excelled as a touring drummer and producer and has contributed on a multitude of records to this day. After settling back down in D.C. and drumming on several hip hop and pop projects, Kyle was intrigued with the life of the music producer, which naturally segued into becoming a DJ. Since 2013, he has been sampling, scratching, and mixing tracks that have led him to open up for some big-name headliners such as Quest Love and Zedd, and even to DJ for a Presidential Inaugural Gala. To describe DJ Drop’s current style is nearly impossible because he crosses so many genres in live DJ sets. His “Open Format” signature sound is a blend of 80’s, 90’s 2000’s, Old School Hip-Hop, House, Pop, Oldies, and Funk. Drop’s live sets are infused with relentless energy, as he flawlessly flows in and out of tracks to keep everyone on the dance floor moving, focusing on what will make his audience the happiest.
 

 
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  • Gabriel Jean-Jumeau
    Kyle from Split Second Sound was Amazing! 10/10
    They don’t tell you how stressful planning a wedding is. Well they do, but if you ask me and especially my wife it was a challenging undertaking. Especially finding a balance between quality and affordability. What people did tell us, is that when you do get married the music and the food are the most important pieces to a memorable evening. And Kyle provided that to the fullest. From the get go Kyle was enthusiastic and not at all intimidated by the multi-cultural multi-genre wedding reception we were planning on. Having a previous bad experience with a DJ I was apprehensive but Kyle adapts to the crowd and keeps the energy the whole time. We danced our hearts out for hours, and even though COVID caused us to cut our guest list those who were there thoroughly enjoyed themselves. When you have a wedding with different cultures and backgrounds adaptability is crucial. Kyle played up to the older crowd, then the younger crowd, then everyone in between. Not to mention everything from Pop to Raggaeton to Hip Hop. But Kyles biggest goal was to help us have fun, and his personality is so infectious. He aims to please and it shows in his ability to take any suggestion and mix it in effortlessly. We were not just another gig to Kyle. He genuinely cares. But most importantly the day of he was first there and last out. Which lessens the stress on the day of. Kyle played a lot of roles on our wedding day, ceremony instrumentalist, reception hype man, pro DJ, and he did them all perfectly. Kyle is rightly one of the best DJs split second sound had to offer (if not the best). Best money we spent on the wedding.
    Gabriel Jean-Jumeau
  • Tiffany McCall
    Kyle ( DJ Drop) did a great job creating our edm festival dream for our wedding, from deep house during cocktail hour, through hard style for the reception. Kyle met with us several times during our planning process to ensure he met all our request, and he definitely did not miss a thing! Kyle made himself part of the party and got everyone pumped up. We are extremely happy he was our dj for our wedding!!
    Tiffany McCall
  • Ciara Lankford
    We were matched with Kyle Wardrop (DJ Drop) as our DJ and he was the PERFECT fit for our wedding! He took the time to get to know us as a couple, what we liked to listen to when we were younger, what we like to listen to now, and even what our parents like to listen to when they were growing up. We had a really diverse mix of music and we weren't sure how it was going to go, but Kyle made everything flow perfectly. My husband does NOT like to dance AT ALL - but he was legit on the floor ALL NIGHT! My dad didn't dance at my sister's wedding because he felt like he didn't know any of the songs, but he was on the dance floor several times that night, which was great to see! Kyle was extremely energetic and kept the night flowing on time between speeches, cake cutting, parent dances, etc. We felt in good hands. Even when the weather took a turn for the worse, he was always positive and helpful in making sure that everything went exactly as planned. We would recommend him and Split Second Sound to anyone who is looking for a DJ for their wedding. 12 out of 10! :-) The Lankfords
    Ciara Lankford
  • Dung Nguyen
    Kyle was a great dj! Having a wedding COVID wasn't something in our plans but he made sure that wasn't on our minds when we were dancing the night away. Would recommend to anyone!
    Dung Nguyen
  • Kendall Wilson
    WOW! What a fantastic experience. Split Second Sound came highly recommended to me from so many friends of mine, and I see why. I thought I could use any DJ & have the outcome be the same, but it became clear to me that that is not true. There is so much more than just having generic wedding music play. Our DJ Kyle made it an experience. He tailored the songs played to our taste, what the audience wanted, and how the overall room felt. Every single introduction or transition in the night went so smoothly because of him. He worked with my wedding coordinator & venue staff to ensure that would be so. These are things I never knew to consider with a DJ, but SSS made it happen, considering every minor detail along the way. Split Second Sound didnt just show up on our wedding day- rather they planned with us leading up to our big day. This was crucial so that we’d all be on the same page and so we could get the most out of our special night. I can’t say enough good things about SSS. Dont you want this kind of experience for your wedding too?! If so, there is no other company you should consider: book with Split Second Sound, seriously. (& specifically DJ Kyle— I now consider him a friend ) THANK YOU SO MUCH KYLE FOR MAKING MY WEDDING A DREAM!
    Kendall Wilson
  • Amber Swyers
    I would highly recommend Split Second Sound. Kyle Wardrop the DJ at our wedding. Leading up to the wedding he was on top of every detail even giving us suggestions for things we hadn't thought through. Even through a COVID postponement and having to reschedule, he didn't miss a beat. He was the right mix of professional and fun that you want in a DJ. Kyle quickly responded to my text and emails and made the experience a smooth one. I didn't have to think about flow of the wedding or reception at all. Ask for Kyle!
    Amber Swyers
  • Brandi Hicks
    Highly recommend Split Second Sound! DJ Drop (Kyle) was absolutely amazing and knew exactly how to get the party started and last all night! I really appreciated how much Kyle actually cared about my wedding - we had several phone calls going over the timeline and what I expected in our music. 10/10 recommend!
    Brandi Hicks
  • Emma Danzey
    Kyle Wardrop is the epitome of the perfect DJ! He is a natural entertainer, mixer, and producer which causes him to be a triple threat in the entertainment business! We knew Kyle would do an excellent job at our Wedding from the moment we met him and saw his intentionality, hard work and great communication throughout the planning process. He had a desire to get to know us and the wedding crowd, which aided in bring the best possible event! We highly recommend using Split Second Sound for your event or wedding! Everyone agreed that they had seamless transitions and brought an incredible dance party. In the midst of COVID-19, Split Second Sound did everything in their power to ensure the safest and most amazing celebration. To top it off we had Steven playing LED drums and his energy and skills took the reception to the next level! Hire Kyle, Hire Steven, Hire Split Second Sound!
    Emma Danzey
  • Chelsea Hefferly
    We had Kyle Wardrop DJ our wedding this past July and we were extremely pleased with the outcome! After my initial meeting with Kyle I knew that he would be the perfect match for our big day. After a few meetings with Kyle & clear instruction/vision given to him by me-- he was able to execute a great mix music for our wedding! Everyone was extremely impressed (from our grandparents to the young party crowd) on how he was able to read the crowd and create a party atmosphere that was appropriate for our families & friends. I appreciated the time and communication that Kyle provided to me leading up to our big day and throughout the day of my wedding!
    Chelsea Hefferly
  • Kaitlyn Kilby
    At first, I was really whatever about the whole music portion of our wedding and was leaving it up to my fiance. Then SSS assigned us Kyle W. as our DJ and I cannot say enough good things about him. He scheduled several zoom meetings with us (corona and us living in ATL kept us from meeting in person). He was thorough, left no detail uncovered and made she we had the perfect party reception. He visited with the guests during dinner to get a feeling of what kind of music would get the right vibe going, he followed a detail outline he arranged and constantly checked in with myself and fiance. He's responsiveness was one of the best of any of my wedding vendors!!! Which when you're planning a wedding is key to have responsive and easy to work with vendors. I would definitely recommend Kyle for any event, as I have no doubt he's not just a great wedding DJ but overall amazing DJ. He far exceeded any expectations I had. Thank you Kyle so much for everything! You were great!
    Kaitlyn Kilby