DJ Graffiti at the Alley BarSince he began DJing professionally in 1997, DJ Graffiti aka “The Mangler” has become known for rocking the dance floor, heating up large concert audiences, spinning live shows for Detroit emcee Phat Kat, and creating genre defying mixes.

DJ Graffiti has become Detroit’s go-to DJ for concerts, clubs, and corporate events. He has performed in front of audiences awaiting artists such as Jay-Z, Dave Chappelle, Eminem, Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Big Sean, Lupe Fiasco, J. Cole and A$AP Rocky, among others. Praised for his ability to play the right music at the right time, Graffiti can be found playing DJ sets that unite even the widest spectrum of attendees.

Over the years he’s become a celebrated fixture of Michigan’s music scene. In 2010 DJ Graffiti was voted “Best DJ” in Detroit by Real Detroit Weekly.

In addition to his DJ duties, the entrepreneur formally known as Martin L. Smith is an alum of both the University of Michigan Business and Law Schools.  As a Marketing Strategist he specializes in helping companies systematically grow their sales and profit margins.

In 2001 he co-founded a marketing company that eventually grew to manage digital marketing campaigns for companies such as T-Mobile, Hennessy and Toyota. In 2015 the company re-branded as Overflow, a digital agency providing a comprehensive suite of marketing services to help business owners predictably and repeatedly acquire clients.

Whether music, business, or more regularly an abundance of both, Martin L. Smith aka DJ Graffiti is positioned to lead, while others take notes.