• Vice Teams With Becky G and Mr Eazi for New Single, ‘Don’t Go’

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    Vice performs at The Grand Boston on March 10, 2018. (Credit: Daniel Mateus)

    Vice has teamed with Becky G and Nigeria’s Mr Eazi for an afrobeats-influenced single titled “Don’t Go.” The summer-friendly track features smooth vocals from Becky and Eazi and contains a chill, guitar-laden drop.

    The collaboration follows Vice’s house remix of Bazzi‘s “Mine” and his 2017 single “Piñata” featuring BIA, Kap G, and Justin Quiles.

    Preview “Don’t Go” below and download it on DJcity.

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  • Vice Talks All Things DJing in Epic ‘Reflections of a DJ’ Interview

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    Vice (Source: Instagram)

    Legendary DJ/producer Vice recently sat down with the Reflections of a DJ podcast for an epic, three-hour conversation. The iconic DJ discussed the evolution of his career and the past and current state of the scene.

    How seeing DJ AM perform at a Hollywood club inspired him to DJ in that scene:

    “Right away I’m like, ‘What the f#ck is this? This is like a very crazy wedding set, but it’s still kinda cool.’ [He was playing] like the Joan Jetts and the Journeys. It’s all the basics. Chicago and all these records are playing but then JAY Z plays and [A] Tribe [Called Quest], and I’m like, ‘What the f#ck? How are all these people dancing to this? It was mind-blowing because I DJed so long in L.A., but I had never seen that side of L.A. … I was like, ‘Yo, this dude is on some next level sh#t, and he’s in a different world, and I wanna know about this. So that’s when I just started going to all those Hollywood clubs.”

    Why he produces dance music instead of hip-hop:

    “I would try and work with rappers and every rapper that I first wanted, I couldn’t afford because they’d all want crazy money to do a verse. And [the] second time, the sessions I got in with rappers, even though I’m in hip-hop, I felt out of place. I don’t smoke weed, I didn’t drink in the studio. I would try and vibe in certain sessions, and there was no-one that was exciting me. I want MCs; it’s so hard. I want Andre 3000 on a record. I couldn’t get him at the time. … And I honestly, truthfully, I didn’t have the hustle. I respect A-Trak so much because he goes out finds these rappers, and I’m like, ‘Who are these dudes? Where do you find them?’ … Also, as much as a lot of people don’t know, I’ve always been into dance, but more into dance like Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Kenny Dope, real house music.”

    How he reacted when the scene switched back to hip-hop from EDM:

    “I felt like I was already on brand and it was a wedding. [It was] like the music has just shifted again and I know how to adapt. I know how to adapt to any moment. Even to this day, if someone throws me in a senior citizen party, I know how to adapt and start playing the room and play the music. For me, I’m always about the ride.”

    DJing on the radio vs. DJing in the club:

    “I always give props to radio DJs because all of us play in clubs and we’re out, and we’re rocking, and you feel the energy, and then you get thrown on radio, and you’re in a box, [a] little room. And at the time, Power [106] had like over a million listeners, and you’re like, ‘Go ahead and DJ with no reaction, no feedback, no vibe.'”

    Listen to the entire convo below via SoundCloud, and stay tuned for new episodes every Wednesday. The podcast can also be found on iTunes.

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  • Watch DJ Vice and Entrepreneur Chris ‘Drama’ Pfaff Go on a Taco Run

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    DJ/producer Vice recently caught up with entrepreneur Chris “Drama” Pfaff for a new episode of Electric Taco.

    The Ohio native, who is the founder and CEO of streetwear line Young & Reckless, originally moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to become a professional skateboarder. In the video, Drama discusses his progression from fracturing his skull skateboarding and struggling as a music producer, to becoming a successful entrepreneur. He also talks about his weekly podcast: Short Story Long.

    Watch above to see him and Vice catch up as they make their way to TacosWay in Hollywood.

    Related: Watch DJ Vice and George Lopez Go on a Taco Run

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  • Watch DJ Vice and George Lopez Go on a Taco Run

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    DJ/producer Vice is back with a new episode of his Electric Taco series, this time featuring comedian and actor George Lopez. The Los Angeles native discussed the early days of his career in comedy, taking up golf, and his friendship with Prince. He also shared some life advice.

    Watch as the two catch up and make their way to Lopez’s restaurant Chingon Kitchen in Highland, California.

    Related: Watch Vice and Rapper Kyle Go on a Taco Run

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  • Watch Vice and Rapper Kyle Go on a Taco Run

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    Rising Los Angeles rapper Kyle has been featured on DJ/producer Vice‘s Electric Taco series.

    While driving with Vice to Leo’s Tacos Truck in Los Angeles, “Super Duper” Kyle discussed how his career has progressed from selling mixtapes to headlining his first festival.

    Kyle is best known for his melodic breakout single “iSpy” featuring Lil Yachty. The song peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was certified double platinum. Kyle was also named to XXL’s 2017 Freshman Class in June.

    Watch Electric Taco above.

    Related: Watch DJ Vice and Comedian Jo Koy Go on a Taco Run

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  • Vice Tells His Story in Candid Interview

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    Vice at Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas. (Photo source: Encore Beach Club)

    DJ/producer Vice recently sat down with Young & Reckless founder Chris “Drama” Pfaff for an in-depth and candid interview. The near 2-hour conversation covered much of the Los Angeles native’s career and personal life.

    Topics discussed include starting out as a DJ at 10 years old, DJing high school dances, weddings, and quinceañeras in his teens, working at Los Angeles’ Power 106, DJ AM, landing a $1 million Las Vegas residency, building his brand beyond DJing, plus much more.

    When talking about his time as a wedding DJ, Vice said:

    “Weddings are the hardest gig anyone could ever play. It’s the most random group of people, from old to young to middle aged. And everyone’s emotional and you gotta play like swing music for the elderlies and salsa because someone wants to cha-cha dance and then the kids are pissed because they wanna hear hip-hop and then the middle-aged are like ‘Yo, we wanna hear some old school sh#t.’ And everyone’s yelling at you. Everyone’s coming up to you and saying, ‘Change the music. Change this.’ And they’re wasted. There’s so much work.”

    Stream the entire convo below via SoundCloud or on iTunes.

    Here’s some of topics covered:

    – His family and growing up in Los Angeles (8:00)
    – The moment he got hooked on DJing at 10 years old (16:00)
    – Learning how to DJ (19:40)
    – His time as a high school, quinceañera, and wedding DJ (24:10)
    – Hustling mixtapes (29:00)
    – Working at Power 106 (35:10)
    – Unexpectedly becoming a dad at 19 (41:00)
    – Attending a life-changing Tony Robbins seminar (44:45)
    – Meeting Kanye West (55:52)
    – Meeting Suge Knight and LL Cool J (58:40)
    – DJ AM (1:01:00)
    – Landing a $1 million Las Vegas DJ contract (1:16:00)
    – Surviving the EDM bubble (1:18:00)
    – Leaving SKAM Artist (1:19:00)
    – Getting into music production (1:20:50)
    – Opening his shoe store (1:28:30)
    – Starting his Electric Taco series (1:33:40)
    – Building his brand (1:35:20)

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  • Watch DJ Vice and Comedian Jo Koy Go on a Taco Run

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    DJ/producer Vice has returned with a new episode of Electric Taco, this time featuring rising comedian Jo Koy.

    A native of Washington, Koy has been receiving a lot of press lately thanks to his new special on Netflix, Live from Seattle.

    Watch above to see him and Vice catch up as they make their way to Casita Taco Al Carbon in Los Angeles.

    Related: Watch DJ Vice and Perez Hilton Go on a Taco Run

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  • Vice Selects Tracks for DJcity’s Spotify Playlist

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    Vice performs at Marquee in Las Vegas. (photo source: Facebook)

    Legendary DJ/producer Vice has given us his picks for this week’s Spotify playlist update. His selections include his new single “Obsession” featuring Jon Bellion.

    Vice’s picks:

    Kodak Black – Tunnel Vision
    Vice ft. Jon Bellion – Obsession
    Yellow Claw ft. Quavo, Tinie Tempah, & Cesqeaux – Stacks

    DJcity’s picks:

    Calvin Harris ft. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams, & Ariana Grande – Heatstroke
    Cashmere Cat ft. MO & Sophie – 9 (After Coachella)
    Kendrick Lamar – Humble.
    Wizkid ft. Drake – Come Closer

    Check out the playlist below or within Spotify (search for “DJcity Essentials“).

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  • Watch DJ Vice and Perez Hilton Go on a Taco Run

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    DJ/producer Vice recently caught up with blogger and TV personality Perez Hilton for a new episode of Electric Taco.

    In the video, the two discussed the current state of DJing and how the Los Angeles club scene has changed over the years. Hilton, who is famous for his celebrity gossip website, also talked about his lifestyle changes, becoming a father, and meeting Madonna.

    Watch above as Perez and Vice grab a bite at Project Taco in Los Angeles.

    Related: DJ Vice and Travis Barker Go on a Taco Run

  • DJ Vice and Travis Barker Go on a Taco Run

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    Vice has returned with the first episode of season 2 of Electric Taco featuring Travis Barker. The Southern California native touched on numerous topics including his start with Blink 182, learning how to DJ, and how he balances his busy lifestyle.

    Watch above as the two catch up and make their way to Hugo’s in Agoura Hills, California.

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