Ever wonder what your
favorite DJ’s favorite tracks are?
Introducing: VIP Crates. We set out to shorten the distance between music fans and world-class DJs. A Beatsource exclusive, this ongoing playlist series is curated by some of the world’s most influential tastemakers, giving you insight into what gets them hype and ends up in their DJ sets.
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A curated insight into the sonic arsenal of world-class selectors, featuring:
Diplo has been one of the world’s most influential DJs and producers for over a decade, setting trends and defying genres along the way. Dig through his “VIP Crate” to see what’s new from him and which songs are routinely gracing his setlist.
Cuppy is one of Africa’s biggest DJ/producers. The Nigerian native has collaborated with some of the continent’s most popular stars and produced official remixes for the likes of Megan Thee Stallion. Check out her “VIP Crate” to see what she’s playing in her sets.
Though he’s best known for being Lady Gaga’s DJ and producer, White Shadow has a long history in the open-format scene. His “VIP Crate” reflects that, featuring an eclectic batch of tracks from various genres and eras. Dig through his crate to find something for any occasion.
Shai is a DJ and model from the Bay Area that works primarily with corporate and celebrity clients. She has DJ’d events for companies like Netflix and Victoria’s Secret and for public figures such as Bernie Sanders and Dwight Howard. Dig through her “VIP Crate” to see what she’s playing at her exclusive gigs.
Dillon Francis has been a leader in dance music for the past decade. He played a vital role in the development of moombahton and has produced anthems in other genres, including Latin, in which he earned a Latin GRAMMY nomination. Check his “VIP Crate” to see which tracks he has in rotation.
London’s Duke Dumont has carved out a distinctive sound with his infectious house anthems, including number one hits and a GRAMMY nomination. Check out his “VIP Crate” to see what he’s currently spinning.
One of the most iconic figures in all of music, Lil Jon has gifted us with his personal crate of certified southern classics including hundreds of trill, twerk, and trap anthems. There’s no better authority on southern Hip-Hop than the King of Crunk.
A-Trak is one of the most dynamic DJs in the industry today. A genre-defying artist who constantly brings attention and innovation to the culture of DJing. His VIP crate features a diverse blend of hip-hop, dance, and pop anthems for all DJs to rock with.
DJs love Deorro for producing some of the most epic club anthems of the last decade. His remixes and original tracks bring stadium energy to dance floors worldwide. Browse his crate to find some of his biggest releases and personal favorites.
Tay James has been making a name for himself behind the turntables and on the microphone since age 16. In 2009 he became Justin Bieber’s tour DJ and has been traveling the world with the icon since. His crate features Hip-Hop classics that influenced his life and career.
Sean Paul has been a staple in DJ’s record crates for decades. As one of the defining artists in all of Pop and Caribbean music, he continues to influence DJs and dancefloors with his riddims. Dig through his curated playlist featuring some of his best chart-topping anthems.
Steve Aoki is a true renaissance man whose career has included 2 Grammy nominations, seven studio albums, and among others, collaborations with Lil Uzi Vert, Maluma, and BTS. His curated VIP crate features some of his biggest tracks and personal favorites.
Ron Mills has been driving the pulse of hip-hop to millions of daily listeners for years. As the Program Director of SiriusXM’s Hip Hop Nation and Eminem’s Shade 45, he uses his foundation as a DJ to influence satellite radio programming. Ron also oversees nine hip-hop stations, including Hip-Hop Nation Discovery and Cloud Rap.
DJ Kast One is a resident DJ on the iconic Hot 97 radio station in New York. A Bronx native, Kast delivers the latest and greatest hip-hop to his radio and club audiences. Dig through his VIP crate to find the hottest new hip-hop records for DJs.
Sophia Eris is a diverse talent that has traveled the world as Lizzo’s tour DJ. In addition to her DJing, she’s found success as an MC and radio host and continues to create new lanes for herself in the music industry. Check out her VIP crate to see what tracks are in her DJ rotation.
The L.A. Leakers are the most notorious duo in radio today. Comprised of Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk, the two are known for breaking the latest West Coast hip-hop tracks before anyone else. Dig through their VIP crate to find hip-hop bangers that every DJ should have.
Purple Disco Machine
Purple Disco Machine is a fan favorite amongst open-format DJs. His tracks consistently fill DJ’s floors by weaving funk, disco, soul, and r&b into infectious dance anthems. The crate features some of his favorite tracks from house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and more.
DJ Carisma is one of the most important voices of new West Coast hip-hop. By spearheading the resurgence of West Coast rap through her radio show on Power 106, Carisma has carved out a niche for discovering artists and untapped movements.
As the official DJ of the Miami Heat, Irie drives the pulse of the Miami club scene. His history is deep and hustle is hard, having struck partnerships with million-dollar brands throughout his DJ career. His crate features huge rap anthems that are guaranteed to fill your floor.
Smitty is a DJ and producer widely known as the tour DJ for Post Malone. He’s produced records for dozens of hip-hop legends and travels the world as a club DJ while on tour with Post. Check his crate for hand-picked hip-hop gems.
DJ Amen has been instrumental in bringing west coast Hip-Hop to the forefront of pop music and is currently Music Director for Los Angeles Hip-Hop station REAL 92.3. His ongoing curation of this crate gives us a clear look at what’s popping on the west coast.
Known for his standout remixes and infectious club anthems, ZHU has continued to innovate and influence within the dance music scene. His crate features sexy and sultry dance hits synonymous with his trademark style.
Walshy Fire is one of the most innovative artists of the last decade, playing an instrumental role in ushering global sounds to a pop audience. His crate features big vibes from the Caribbean and African diaspora, including releases from his acclaimed group, Major Lazer.
EFN has been a staple in Hip-Hop since the early 90s. As co-host of Drink Champs, the most famous music podcast in the industry, he continues to have a massive influence on the culture. His crate features Hip-Hop inspired by his upbringing in Miami, and his record label, Crazy Hood Productions.
Javin has made a powerful impact on the open-format DJ scene over the last few years. As one of the premier resident DJs on Pitbull’s Globalization Radio on SiriusXM, she brings world-class DJ skills to millions of listeners weekly. Her crate features high-energy dance hits perfect for keeping your audience hype.
Hailing from Barcelona, Sak Noel’s fusion of electronic and Latin music has put him at the forefront of this global movement. His collaborations with artists like Sean Paul, Lil Jon, Pitbull, Madonna, and Maroon 5 have earned him GRAMMY nominations and IDMA awards.
With over 15 million records sold, legendary artist Craig David has been a staple in the music scene for decades. DJing under his TS5 brand, he’s created renowned pool parties, successfully selling out venues worldwide. His crate contains personal Hip-Hop, R&B, and dance favorites.
With a string of Top 10 hits over the past 3 years, Joel’s most recent 2020 single “Head & Heart” went straight to the #1 spot on UK radio. His crate contains select favorites from the UK dance scene.
After the success of becoming #1 on the UK Dance charts with “Flowers,” Nathan followed up with “Lighter” and “No Time For Tears,” both successfully charting and working their way into DJ’s sets. Check out his crate to see his favorite latest releases.
As one of the most popular open-format DJs globally, James has gained fame through his dance remixes and bootlegs, which are played by DJs all over. His crate features some of his biggest hits and personal favorites.
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