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Chelsea Leyland

British import Chelsea Leyland has made a name for herself not only in the New York fashion and nightlife communities, but internationally as well. Her skill, creativity and exceptional taste in music quickly gained the attention of fashion and lifestyle brands, establishing her reputation as a DJ. With an exquisite ear and expertise in 50′s, 60′s, 80′s, rock reggae, hip hop, electro dance and pop she seamlessly blends these periods with each other, injecting highlights of Indie, Reggae, Funk, Brit Pop, Punk and Metal.

Chelsea has provided music for some of the greatest fashion/art events and corporate clients worldwide, including Valentino, Chanel, Missoni, Burberry, Fendi, Prabal Gurung, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Interview Magazine, The Last Magazine, Steve Madden, Nine West, Damien Hirst, Ben Watts, Vito Schnabel, The Guggenheim, BBC America, AOL, and Ebay. Chelsea has opened for Duran Duran, Band of Horses, Diplo and Santigold as well as curated music for fashion shows such as Naeem Khan. Leyland appeared in a MTV documentary on female DJ’s and most recently in a 2Pac documentary on Chanel Fuse.

In 2012 Chelsea was chosen by Cole Haan to take over from Theophilus London as the face of their advertising campaign which featured the brands new shoe, ‘The Chelsea Pump’. This was Leyland’s second commercial after appearing in a campaign for Unilever’s Dove.

One of Chelsea’s aspirations came to fruition in 2012 when she began interviewing celebrities and personalities like James Van der Beek, Christina Ricci and Lykke Li for NYLON TV.

Chelsea’s success has led to global recognition, often appearing in party pages and fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Vogue (US, Italian, French), The Wall Street Journal, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, The New York Times, Purple, Nylon New York Magazine and Interview. Adding to her roster, Leyland also writes for various outlets such as Vogue, Bullett Magazine and Style.com on everything from fashion, art and of course music.

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DJ POLITIK

There are very few DJs in the industry today that can dauntlessly rock a high-energy mega club in Las Vegas or Miami and then orchestrate a tasteful, sophisticated soundtrack for an exclusive, celeb-studded affair the very next day.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, DJ Politik has quickly climbed atop a short list of open-format DJs called upon by elite nightclubs, luxury brands, and celebrities across the globe. He is known for his keen ability to integrate the perfect balance of hip-hop, house, rock, pop, nu-disco, indie dance & classic records into his sets. This unique ability has brought him recognition in the industry both in the U.S. and abroad.

“To me, music is a universal language. It’s so ambiguous and speaks to every person differently. The way you present it to your audience is just as important as the actual music. I keep my sets as clean and crisp as possible, all while keeping the art of DJing alive with scratches, doubles, loops, creative medleys, and strong mic presence.”

Politik’s laid-back and charming personality has made him a favorite within the nightlife community and club-goers worldwide. His ability to engage the audience and create an experience has evolved tremendously with years of tireless practice and international touring.

Surrounded by music since birth, his passion for the art was passed on to him by his mother, a recording artist in her native home of Ukraine. As a toddler, Politik would blast music around the house, fiddle with recording equipment, and record his favorite songs from the radio with a tape recorder. But the desire to pursue a career in the field came from a keen interest in 90’s hip-hop, leading an unusually young Politik to sneak into nightclubs before his junior year of high school.

"When I started hitting the clubs, I was just a kid and had only seen DJs on MTV in my favorite hip-hop videos. Being on the scene opened my eyes to what DJs really do. Seeing them incorporating different genres of music while controlling the vibe of the party made me fall in love with DJing."

Sparked by this newfound calling at the age of 15, Politik bought DJ equipment and began diversifying his musical repertoire. First came the high school parties, then came the small club gigs, and before he knew it, he landed himself a residency at then brand new Playhouse Nightclub in Hollywood.

Currently Politik holds residencies in each of the country’s hottest nightlife destinations including TAO (Las Vegas), LIV (Miami), Marquee (NYC), Finale (NYC), Studio Paris (Chicago), Playhouse (Hollywood), Sound (Hollywood), and The Borgata (Atlantic City).

Consistently providing sounds for top names in entertainment, fashion, and publishing, some recent events include private bashes for Usher, Nicole Richie, and P. Diddy, as well as private soirees with Audi, Microsoft, Coca-A-Cola, Red Bull, BlackBerry, Hennessy, Don Julio, Details Magazine, LA Confidential, Dolce & Gabana, and Armani Exchange.

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Mel debarge

Native New Yorker DJ Mel DeBarge has quickly established himself as a household name on the international party scene. Mel has emerged as a fixture at exclusive film, music, fashion, philanthropic, and private events with clients including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, GQ, Calvin Klein, Nike, Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliott, Heidi Klum, Kimora Lee Simmons, NBC, and Vogue. A regular at America's most recognizable nightclubs, Mel is a resident at Avenue and PH-D at The Dream Dowtown, The Borgata (Atlantic City), and Arkadia (Miami). His encyclopedic knowledge of music allows him to draw on myriad influences as he fearlessly merges hip-hop, rock, soul, funk, disco, and reggae.

Despite growing up in a musical home and developing a deep understanding of the craft from his uncle - a skilled disco deejay - Mel never had visions of spinning records. While studying abroad in Japan, however, he began collecting records and reluctantly agreed to deejay a friend's birthday party. Now, just four years later, Mel'­s rise in the DJ sphere has been meteoric.

Called upon to play in nightclubs and entertain at private and corporate parties around the globe, Mel has won critical acclaim for his technical skill, but he insists his success stems from something more personal. "I make sure my personality comes across in my performances. The personal connection with the audience is not only what I enjoy most about deejaying, it's also the reason I keep the dance floor full."

Mel has been featured in a breadth of publications including In Touch, Us Weekly, OK! Magazine, Complex, Vice, BlackBook, New York Daily News, and Time Out New York.

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Dberrie

From Diddy to Ibiza dance floors, dBerrie's musical career has evolved in unique fashion. The one-time deejay to the stars, dBerrie now looks to carry dance music in New York into the next decade.

With a distinctive deejaying and production style, dBerrie draws heavily on the breadth of musical genres on which he was raised to craft his progressive and electro house tracks. dBerrie's records have gained support from heavyweights including Tiesto, David Guetta, Steve Angello, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Sidney Samson, Deniz Koyu, Swanky Tunes, Sultan & Ned Shepard, and Gregori Klosman. Releases on Flamingo Recordings, Ultra Records, and remixes including Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" and Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" have established dBerrie as a favorite of house blogs worldwide and a rising star in the dance community. His recent release, “Voices” [Flamingo Recordings], was featured on Tiesto’s “Club Life” Episode 280. dBerrie's official remix releases include Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” [Interscope], Chris Brown - "Yeah 3X" [Jive Records], Foster The People - "Don't Stop" [Columbia Records], Lenny Kravitz – I Can’t Be Without You [Atlantic Records], and Danny Avila – Breaking Your Fall [Big Beat].

With upcoming releases on Ultra Records, Flamingo, and a slew of major label remixes, dBerrie continues to tour globally holding residencies at Pacha (New York), LIV (Miami), Glow (DC), Playhouse (Los Angeles), and Revel (Atlantic City). He has performed at a bevy of international festivals including Road To Ultra (Korea), Planetlove WKD Festival (Ireland), Umagination (Croatia) and has headlined Dayglow throughout the United States.

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Marla Joy

Anyone who has had the opportunity to hear Marla Joy sing live has agreed, her vocals are the likes of which haven’t been heard in decades and she sings from a place that seems well beyond her years. The child of an unconventional upbringing, Marla found herself on her own for the first time at the early age of 14. “While kids my age were thinking about what to wear to school, I was worried about where I was gonna sleep”

This early exposure to the heavy realities of life are what Marla ironically has to thank for her introduction to the great artists that have influenced and guided her to where she gratefully is today. “I turned to music, not popular music at the time. I would listen to Aretha, Marvin, Stevie, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, The Stones, Zeppelin. I felt it was the only thing that I could really connect to. The songs are undeniable, but it was the honesty, the emotion that they’d tell the story with. I could relate to the words…the feelings….everything…it was the raw soul.” Being a classically trained pianist at the early age of four, and with her natural gift of a voice, Marla knew from before she could remember she was an artist, a performer, a singer and a storyteller. Doing theatre in her younger years, agents were quick to offer their assistance, but it wasn’t until Marla found her true calling that things started to take shape. “I knew I loved to sing, loved music, loved connecting with an audience….but I needed to tell my stories sing my songs.”

The record industry started to take notice as Marla began performing around the city.
Marla has shared stages with the likes of: K.C and The Sunshine Band, The Temptations, Cassandra Wilson, and many more. She was asked to perform to a sold out crowd at the Historical Massey Hall, backed by The Canada Pops Orchestra. Marla was invited to headline the Sick Kids Celebrity Gala, The Make A Wish Foundation Gala, and asked to open for the queen of hip-hop soul, Mary J Blige, at Matt Damon’s OnexOne Gala.

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DJ KISS

DJ, television personality, and blogger, JaKissa Taylor-Semple, is better known to fans as DJ KISS. Awarded a “2012 Personal Style Award” by Elle Magazine and named one of the “25 Most Stylish New Yorkers” by Us Weekly Magazine, DJ Kiss has been called “one of the fashion world’s most sought after DJs” by the New York Times.

DJ Kiss has spun private parties for the some of the world’s biggest celebrities including Madonna, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Naomi Campbell, Jamie Foxx, and Drew Carey, headlined at world’s most exclusive clubs, and added her signature sound to the hottest fashion, music, corporate, and charity events. Her diverse client list includes Alexander Wang, Tiffany & Co., Herve Ledger/BCBG, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Diane von Furstenberg, Billboard, Grey Goose, MTV, Comedy Central, New Yorkers for Children, GQ Magazine, US Weekly, and the NFL. A fixture on the nightlife scene, Kiss is currently a resident at NYC hotspots Avenue, and mur.mur at the Borgota in Atlantic City. Kiss also regularly deejays in cities abroad including Paris, Milan, Zurich, London, Athens, St. Tropez, Istanbul, Barcelona, Mexico City, and Oslo.

DJ Kiss is frequently tapped by media outlets for her vast knowledge of music and pop culture and regularly appears on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live”. She was the resident DJ on MTV’s “The Seven” and appeared on NBC’s “The Today Show” giving host Hoda Kotb, a deejay lesson. DJ Kiss has also contributed to People and OK Magazines and Fox News online. She is currently featured in the NFL Women’s Apparel ad campaign.

When not behind the decks rocking crowds, Kiss makes time to blog about fashion on her personal style blog, ‘XOXO, Kiss’. She also spends time with her husband, DJ M.O.S., with whom she loves to cook and travel. Kiss has been covered by fashion outlets such as The New York Times Style Section, Elle, Glamour, WWD, Vogue Italia.com, Essence, and The Coveteur.com, as well as mainstream outlets like People.com, Us Weekly, Huffington Post, OK Magazine, Page Six, Ebony, Brides Magazine, Playboy.com and on many other publications, websites, and blogs.

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DJ M.O.S.

A fixture in New York nightlife, DJ M.O.S. has emerged as one of the most sought after DJs in the country. Driven by a passion for music, his knack for knowing how to keep the masses engaged has made him a favorite amongst celebrities and industry heavy-weights.

M.O.S. has developed an eclectic style that showcases his love of rock, soul, disco, electro, house, R&B, and hip hop, incorporating all of these genres into his sets. M.O.S. has lent his services to clients such as Russell Simmons, Esquire Magazine, Bill Clinton, Kanye West, Usher, Ben Stiller, Nike, VEVO, Grey Goose, MTV, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and the U.S. Open.

A regular at A-list events, M.O.S. can also be regularly heard playing at exclusive clubs in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, Oslo, and Tokyo. He is a resident at Miami mega club LIV, New York hotspots Avenue and SL, Supperclub and Lure Hollywood, VIP Room in Paris and St. Tropez, and The Borgata in Atlantic City. M.O.S. has also lent his image to campaigns, appearing in ads and national television spots for Bud Light, Doritos, and Gillette. He has been featured in a breadth of national publications including New York Post, Us Weekly, OK! Magazine, Star Magazine, New York Daily News, Gotham Magazine, Complex, and InStyle.

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DJ RUCKUS

Hailed by GQ as “the most sought after DJ in the world,” DJ Ruckus has never moved slowly in establishing himself as the premiere open-format deejay. At sixteen years old, just two years after receiving turntables as a birthday gift, Ruckus was headlining the biggest nightclubs in his native Miami. By the following year, while just a junior in high school, Ruckus was behind the turntables at Diddy’s lavish birthday bash in Morocco and performing his signature fusion of hip-hop, rock, electro, house, soul, funk, and reggae around the globe.

Today, Ruckus plays upwards of 180 shows per year including more than twenty at Hakkasan in Las Vegas where he has been a resident since the club’s opening in 2013. His clientele includes a legion of loyal celebrity fans including his cousin Lenny Kravitz, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Kanye West, and Shaquille O’Neal, all of whom hire Ruckus to spin at their private parties.

A favorite of the fashion glitterati, Ruckus is a fixture at high-profile events for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Prada, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, and Gap. Marc Jacobs, too, handpicked Ruckus to be a face of his 2013 “Protect The Skin You’re In” campaign and appear on a t-shirt to raise money for skin cancer research.

His high-energy sound has also lead him to play for the industry leaders in the media, film, sports, and art including Museum of Modern Art, MTV, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Disney, Miramax, the NBA, UFC, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

In addition to his Las Vegas residency, Ruckus is a regular at the world’s top nightclubs including LIV [Miami], MIXX [Atlantic City], Finale [New York], Supperclub [Los Angeles], Studio Paris [Chicago], and VIP Room [Paris, Cannes, St. Tropez].

In 2010, Ruckus and hip-hop pioneer Rev Run formed a DJ collective joining old school and new school music and hip-hop and electronic music. The pair continues to perform around the world headlining festivals including Dirty Dutch Blackout [Holland], Elevation [Bulgaria], Planetlove [Ireland], and One Love Peace Festival [England]. Of the partnership, Rev Run said, “I’ve been around the greatest entertainers of all time and Ruckus is one of them. His command of music and his crowd distinguishes him from any DJ today. He’s truly special.”

Ruckus has been profiled in Rolling Stone, Vogue, GQ, Nylon, Ocean Drive, Us Weekly, Men’s Fitness and featured on MTV’s Cribs, the hit film ATL, and Ron Howard’s Made in America documentary.

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PAUL SEVIGNY

Money-manager-turned-DJ Paul Sevigny is the most recognizable rock and roll deejay in the world. Sevigny, however, took an unlikely path to the deejay booth. An Olympics –caliber sailor and professional skateboarder in his youth, he found his way to Wall Street after college. Four years later, the firm at which he worked closed and Sevigny was left without a job, but with a substantial record collection.

On a whim, Sevigny deejayed a friend’s birthday party and within months he was the darling of New York’s downtown fashion and art scene. Drawing on rock, big band, punk, metal, new wave, and pop influences, Sevigny has been the soundtrack of choice for Hermes, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, the CFDA Awards, Vogue, and GQ. A fixture at film premiers, fashion shows, and gallery openings around the globe, Sevigny also plays at private parties for a bevy of celebrity clients including Katie Holmes, Jerry Seinfeld, Keith Richards, and Anna Wintour.

Sevigny was the owner of iconic New York nightspot Beatrice Inn. He opened his first restaurant, Kenmare, in 2010 to remarkable fanfare and extraordinary reviews. Sevigny has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Nylon, Purple, and Rolling Stone.

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THE MISSHAPES

The Misshapes are a New York City based DJ trio composed of Leigh Lezark, Geordon Nicol and Greg Krelenstein. In their early 20s, The Misshapes cultivated a worldwide following with the success of their downtown New York City dance party, “Misshapes”. Through the four year party, their celebrity, fashion and art fans made The Misshapes one of today’s most sought after deejays and are widely recognized as global tastemakers and cultural influencers.

What began as an eponymously named weekly party has since evolved into a creative collective of whose work ranges from DJing, sound design, modeling, publishing and brand consulting. In September 2007, they released a style book titled “Misshapes”, edited by Geordon Nicol, published by MTV Press. The book contains almost 300 pages of fashion portraits and over 2,500 images, with text by Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker,T: New York Times Style Magazine Editor in Chief Sally Singer, and photography by Karl Lagerfeld, Nick Haymes, Miguel Villalobos, Patrick McMullan, Ryan McGinley and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner. With appearances by Madonna, Yoko Ono, M.I.A, Hedi Slimane, The Killers, Sienna Miller, Kelly Osbourne, Selma Blair, Gareth Pugh, The Strokes, Kelis, Agyness Deyn and many other artists, the book captures the pivotal moment in New York street style and culture that The Misshapes helped create.

The Misshapes have been profiled in a pantheon of international publications including The New York Times, Vogue (US, UK, Paris, Nippon and Australia), Vanity Fair, Elle, InStyle, Nylon, AnOther Magazine, V Magazine, Wall Street Journal and Interview Magazine. The Misshapes have been photographed by leading fashion photographers Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson as well as Helena Christensen for the ONE CAMPAIGN, a philanthropic organization that works to end world poverty and the fight global AIDS epidemic. The Misshapes will appear in an upcoming campaign with H&M, slated for summer 2011. Lezark has modeled in campaigns including Gap, DKNY Jeans, Lanvin for H&M, Roberto Cavalli for H&M, Mango, and Hogan. A Chanel Beauty Ambassador, Lezark also stars in Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel film “Enter Nowhere” set for release in 2011.

The Misshapes also produce runway music / sound design for fashion designers Viktor & Rolf, Zac Posen, Diesel Black Gold, Jeremy Scott, Costello Tagliapietra, Sophia Kokosalaki, Henry Holland, Cynthia Rowley and Tory Burch. They remain in high demand having recently deejayed or produced music compilations for a remarkable list of clients including Chanel, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Gucci, CoSTUME NATIONAL, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Sotheby’s, Moet et Chandon, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOCA, Vogue / Teen Vogue, Google, Details Magazine, V Magazine, AnOther Magazine, and Vanity Fair.

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REV RUN

Rev Run is one of the most iconic figures in music. The front man of seminal hip-hop group Run-D.M.C., Rev has sold tens of millions of records worldwide and is widely credited for ushering rap music into mainstream culture.

An inductee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Run-D.M.C. was named the greatest hip-hop artist of all-time by both MTV and VH1. Describing his considerable impact, Rolling Stone writes, “ [Run] took hardcore hip-hop from an underground street sensation to a pop-culture phenomenon...It was [Run] that introduced hats, gold chains, and untied sneakers to youth culture…In the process, [Run] helped change the course of popular music, paving the way for rap's second generation.”

With his trademark Adidas sneakers, black track suits, and gold chains, Run has long been a global fashion influencer. Along with his brother Russell Simmons, he established Run Athletics the wildly successful apparel company that has been a fixture of international department and athletic stores for the last decade.

Run remains a dynamic figure in entertainment today. His hit MTV show, Run's House, aired for six seasons and became one of the most widely viewed shows on cable television. Starring alongside his wife Justine and their six children, Run became America’s favorite father and a paradigm of family values, humor, and spirituality. Run’s House set the groundwork for Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America’s Parents - a book Run co-authored with Justine. In 2008, he penned Words of Wisdom: Daily Affirmations of Faith from Run’s House to Yours. His third book, Manology, co-authored with Tyrese, will be released in 2012.

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