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KidCutUp opens for Pink at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. (Credit: KidCutUp)
Known for his edits on DJcity, CutUp is a veteran DJ and turntablist. The Milwaukee native’s current residencies include The Dime and Harlowe in Los Angeles.
His history with Pink goes back to 2017 when he opened for her at the Summerfest music festival in his hometown. He went on to open for her two more times, including at her Super Bowl weekend show in February.
“I’ve put together a ‘greatest hits’ sort of set. including all my best remixes and routines that fit the format,” CutUp tells us. “[There are] classic party jams from front to back.”
He has also changed the pacing of his set. “People are not milling about and dancing around their bottle service tables,” he says. “They are all facing you, so I bring the show aspect to the set.”
As for his duties at DJcity, CutUp will continue making edits while on the road.
“I try to open Ableton every day and work on something, even if it’s just a simple edit,” he tells us. “You never realize how many distractions are at home or in the studio until you are in a hotel room in the middle of nowhere.”
Released in October, Pink’s Beautiful Trauma debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and featured the singles “What About Us,” “Beautiful Trauma,” and “Whatever You Want.”