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Four Color Zack: The Politics of DJing in Las Vegas

Four Color Zack

Four Color Zack
Four Color Zack at Holy Ship! 10.0 on Jan. 7, 2018. (Credit: Rukes)

Four Color Zack recently sat down for an interview with the Reflections of a DJ podcast (a.k.a. R.O.A.D. Podcast). The show is hosted by Las Vegas DJs Crooked, D-Miles, Jaime Da Great, and Neva.

Among the topics discussed were the politics of DJing in Vegas. A fan of the show, Zack told the hosts that he values their inside perspective of the Vegas club scene. The conversation that ensues covers what it’s really like DJing in Sin City as well as some of the dos and don’ts of holding down a residency.

Watch the clip and listen to the full interview below. New episodes of Reflections of a DJ go up on Wednesdays on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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Shecky Green: How DJ AM Became the Highest Paid DJ in the World

Shecky Green
Jonathan Shecter aka “Shecky Green.” (Credit: L.E. Baskow / Las Vegas Weekly)

Jonathan Shecter aka “Shecky Green,” the co-founder of The Source magazine and current Editor-In-Chief for Cuepoint at Medium, was recently a guest on the Reflections of a DJ (R.O.A.D.) podcast.

A former director of programming for the Wynn, Shecky played a key role in negotiating DJ AM’s groundbreaking deal with Las Vegas’ PURE Nightclub in 2006.

During the convo, the show’s co-host Crooked asked Shecky about how he helped broker the deal. Shecky discusses how the negotiations went down and how it raised the bar for DJs going forward. He also talks about how the death of AM marked the beginning of the EDM era.

Reflections of a DJ is hosted by Las Vegas DJs Crooked, D-Miles, Neva, and Jaime Da Great.

Watch the clip and listen to the full interview below. New episodes go up on Wednesdays on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Related: DJ Scooter: WTF is Open Format DJing?

DJ Scooter: WTF is Open Format DJing?

DJ Scooter

DJ Scooter
DJ Scooter at at 1 OAK in Las Vegas on Sept. 20, 2017. (Source: Facebook)

DJ Scooter, a San Diego nightlife icon and member of the duo Scooter and Lavelle, was recently a guest on the Reflections of a DJ (R.O.A.D.) podcast.

During the convo, the show’s co-host Crooked asked the question: WTF is open-format DJing? The answer may seem obvious, but Scooter and the hosts had different definitions.

Reflections of a DJ is hosted by Las Vegas DJs Crooked, D-Miles, Neva, and Jaime Da Great.

Watch the clip and listen to the full interview below. New episodes go up on Wednesdays on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Related: DJ Franzen: Do DJs Still Break Records?

DJ Franzen: Do DJs Still Break Records?

DJ Franzen

DJ Franzen
DJ Franzen at Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas. (Source: Instagram)

DJ Franzen is the definition of an OG. A Bay Area native, Fran helped break The Notorious B.I.G. and JAY Z on the radio and in the clubs on the West Coast in the ’90s. He was also the first DJ to play Luniz‘s timeless anthem, “I Got 5 on It.”

In 2001, Fran moved to Las Vegas where he took his career to a new level. After holding it down in Sin City for over 15 years, Fran remains a staple in the scene. He’s currently a resident at Drai’s Nightclub and a host on Hot 97.5.

Fran recently sat down with a new podcast called Reflections of a DJ (R.O.A.D.) to tell his story. The show is hosted by Vegas DJs Crooked, D-Miles, Neva, and Jaime Da Great.

Among other topics, Fran discussed the biggest records he’s helped break and how the game has changed.

Watch the clip and listen to the full interview below. New episodes go up on Wednesdays on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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Listen to D-Miles’ DJcity Podcast Mix

Las Vegas-based SKAM Artist and DJ D-Miles has delivered an open-format mix for the DJcity Podcast. His half-hour set, which was recorded in one take, includes an unreleased track by DJ Cyberkid.

D-Miles is currently a resident at Las Vegas’ 1 OAK, Hyde Bellagio, Foundation Room, and Drais in Vancouver. He can also be heard mixing on SiriusXM’s Globalization channel every Saturday.

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Tracklist:

1. C&C Music Factory – Robi-Rob’s Boriqua Anthem – DJ Santarosa Fogo Bootleg
2. Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna – LOYALTY. – Vanjanja Remix
3. Lil Pump – Gucci Gang
4. Major Lazer vs Flosstradamus – Original Don – Party Favor Edit
5. Farruko ft. Nicki Minaj & 21 Savage – Krippy Kush – DJ Primetyme Nicki Minaj & 21 Savage Only Edit
6. Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – rockstar
7. Remy Ma ft. Lil Kim – Wake Me Up
8. Calvin Harris ft. Schoolboy Q, PartyNextDoor, & D.R.A.M. – Cash Out
9. N.E.R.D. ft. Rihanna – Lemon
10. Charlie Puth ft. Kyle – Attention Remix
11. DJ Cyberkid – Here We Go
12. Rihanna vs Joe Maz – Pon De Replay – HMC 2017 Bootleg
13. Sean Paul – Volcano

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Related: Listen to DJ JAYR’s DJcity Podcast Mix

D-Miles: Must-Have Items in My DJ Bag

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Most working DJs have a couple must-have items that they bring to all their gigs. From cables and gadgets to snacks and clothes, everyone has their own needs.
 
For the second article in a new series, we asked Las Vegas’ D-Miles for a list of his essential possessions. Miles is a resident at Hyde Bellagio and Commonwealth and a mixer on Hot 97.5.
 
 

Mouthwash Mouthwash
You never know when you might need to freshen your breath, so I keep mouthwash on me at all times.
 
Obituary My cousin’s obituary
My 22-year-old cousin passed away in May of 2014. He was more like a brother to me, and I carry him everywhere I go. It’s a must.
 
iPhone Charger iPhone charger
The average DJ set in Vegas can easily last ’til 5am, so I gotta make sure my phone stays charged.
 
Glove White glove
I used this glove to bury my great-grandmother in November of 2013. She was 96 years of age and my best friend. She too is with me at all times.
 
Lotion Moisturizing lotion
What can I say? Sometimes a brotha gets a little ashy. I gotta keep those hands moisturized.

 
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