Eric Scott Mills

Eric Mills

Eric “Animal” Mills

Chosen for the Playboy Mansion & Touring the Country, Animal is Also YOUR Answer to A Great Event

Eric Scott has been involved with music since the age of 6 years old and is proficient on several instruments (vocals, piano, drums and percussion). He started Dj’ing in 1987 playing teen parties and events. Even though he was still in his teens himself, he was guided and coached by his older brother of eight years who had been dj’ing in the club and radio scene for a while. Eric continued dj’ing for fun and as a hobby through college and his early adulthood until 1999 when he was introduced to Electronic Dance Music and the art of beatmatching and blending. It was at this point he decided to enter the nightclub world as “ANIMAL” and actually get paid to do what he loved as a supplemental income to his main career which was teaching high school music.

Originally from New Jersey, Eric aka ANIMAL has lived and held residencies all over the east coast from Miami to Virginia, Atlanta to New York, and all points in between.  In 2008 Eric decided to leave the field of music education and attain his Audio Engineering Diploma from The School of Audio Engineering and Institute of Technology in NYC. He now resides in Raleigh, NC and plays regularly at the hottest venues in town. He also plays many private events, weddings, and festivals.  His calling card is his ability to blend genres seamlessly and take dance floors by storm while providing his listeners with an evening to remember.

You’ll find Eric at a variety of residencies & private events

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  • Reviews:

Eric ‘Animal’ Mills was the DJ/MC for our wedding. He did an excellent job and was able to read a very diverse crowd and get everyone up and dancing. Stylus as a company and Eric as our DJ were top notch. People told us it was one of the funnest weddings they had ever attended… Thank you!!

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Eric was great and really guided us through the music selection process for our wedding. We were pretty clueless when it came to picking songs for our entire event (outside of our favorite dance songs!) and his recommendations of Vitamin String Quartet and Post Modern Jukebox really helped make the day great, so much so that we had others ask to use them.

Our only complaints would be that our mikes were a bit staticky in our outside venue due to wind and a couple of our favorite songs did not get played until very late in the night after a reminder, but those are really small nitpicks. I’d recommend Eric and Stylus to anyone in the NC area who needed kick-ass wedding DJs!

Eric was the DJ for our wedding which was at the Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh and he did a fantastic job! From the very beginning, Stylus was very easy to work with and paid special attention to our requests and what we wanted throughout the night. During our wedding, we could not drag people off the dance floor! The floor was absolutely packed and our guests of all ages were enjoying Eric’s music! Eric had a great vibe all night and he also did a fantastic job as a DJ and making sure everything was transitioning smoothly. We had particularly unconventional requests in terms of the order of the first dance, speech, cake cutting, etc…, but Eric followed our requests without a problem! I am so glad we found Stylus for our wedding and would recommend them for anyone who wants their wedding guests to be dancing all night!

Stylus did a great job of keeping up the energy at our wedding. Eric “Animal” made some great jokes to the crowd and played music appropriate to the vibe of our young crowd. I request Jack Johnson/John Mayer-esque music for the beginning of our reception during dinner, and he played a very strange song I’d never heard of. But he quickly regained his footing after we told him to change the music. He seamlessly strung songs together. He also conducted a fun game in which we each had a shoe from each other (I was holding my husband’s shoe and one of my own, and he the same) and we answered questions that characterized one of us, and held up the corresponding shoe. It was really fun and got the crowd laughing! We really enjoyed him. The company even threw in the photo booth for free on our Sunday wedding. We loved them!!

We used Eric Mills through Stylus, and he was exceptional in every way. It’s been a year and a half since our wedding, and our friends and family STILL talk about how awesome our DJ was. Our wedding absolutely would not have been the same without Eric. He worked with us to tailor the perfect playlist—we gave him a few songs that must be played and told him the tone we were seeking, and he did all the work from there. He was incredibly responsive, punctual, professional, and easy to work with. I give a full-hearted recommendation for using Eric and Stylus.

ERIC – Stylus S.E. has provided entertainment for a number of events hosted by my company. As an event planner with a diverse range of functions and event clients, Eric and his team are absolutely a joy to work with.

Their talents span not only the music and technical aspects, but customer service as well. Stylus S.E. is one of the few local entertainment companies that I trust to foster the same respect and attention to my guests as I would. Great with reading a crowd, they can keep even the most apprehensive of folks dancing the night away. The environment Eric creates and versatility of his skill set is simply unrivaled by other entertainers in the area and allows him to fit perfectly with nearly any crowd and any occasion. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait to book Stylus S.E. to play for my own wedding.

Stephanie B. – SPY Bar – PRIVATE AND CORPORATE EVENTS

ERIC – We hired Stylus for our wedding.  Our DJ, Eric, worked around our schedules to meet with us before the wedding and had lots of good suggestions for music.  The whole stylus team was available via email or phone.

Instead of scripting out exactly what type of music we wanted for each part of the ceremony and reception, we gave Eric some guidelines on what sort of mood we wanted to create and some genre suggestions based on what we thought the crowd would like and then let him run with it.  He totally rocked it.  Sound was great, the music helped set the mood for each part of the wedding (pre ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, toasts, & dancing) and once the dancing started the floor was totally packed until the end.  The music was always present, but it never overpowered the party.

It was really nice to be able to just trust a big important part of our big day to a professional.  He did an excellent job of reading the room to keep the party going.  And I was amazed how many of my favorite songs, both new and old, he played even though I’d only give him very short “must play” and “don’t play” lists.

Really happy with how our event turned out and it would not have been as successful with a lesser DJ or DJ company.

Professional & fun.  Would hire them again without hesitation.

Rob L  WEDDING