Have You Seen This Man?

Seven more essential Las Vegas DJs, then and now

DJ Mike White

DJ Mike White

Robert Oleysyck

YEAR HE HIT THE SCENE HERE: 1991

THEN: Billboard dance-music chart reporter since 1997. Broke the (then) world record for longest DJ set by spinning 88 hours outside of the Palms in 2006; also was a resident at the Palladium, Utopia and Tao.

NOW: Rarely DJs, but owns his own custom music programming business, Park Studios. He remixes and engineers music, writing and producing under the moniker Kamaero.

DJ Hollywood

REAL NAME: Leandro Vlastaris Jr.

YEAR HE HIT THE SCENE HERE: 1996

THEN: Program director for Pure Management Group from 2005-09; Mayor Oscar Goodman declared December 23 “DJ Hollywood Day” in 2010; opened DJ Hollywood’s Pizza & Gyros in 2011. Also spotted at Rain and LAX.

NOW: Music director at Chateau, runs BeatClan artist management group, and holds residencies at LIV in Miami and the Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.

The Funkler

REAL NAME: Michael Fuller

YEAR HE HIT THE SCENE HERE: 1992

THEN: Launched the “Heaven” party at the Sands Hotel in 1992. Later, as vice president of N9NE Group, he helped create Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto residency. Also seen and heard at Utopia, Ice and Rain.

NOW: The executive vice president of development for Warner Hospitality, he’s focused on opening boutique hotel The William in New York.

Mike White

YEAR HE HIT THE SCENE HERE: 1998

THEN: Opening sets at concerts for artists including Black Eyed Peas, Sade, LL Cool J and Dave Matthews Band. Also a resident at Utopia, Drai’s and the Foundation Room at House of Blues.

NOW: Based in San Diego, he models, acts and holds six residencies. He occasionally spins in Las Vegas at the Lady Silvia.

John Doe

YEAR HE HIT THE SCENE HERE: 1996

THEN: Co-developer of Red Bull 45’s event; resident DJ at the Get Back Funky Soul Dance Party at Beauty Bar. Also played the Chez Bippy Lounge, the Huntridge Theater with Jurassic 5 and Fat Daddy’s (formerly Calamity Jane’s) with Andre Williams & the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

NOW: Still tearing it up at The Get Back, which is now in its 11th year.

DJ Five

REAL NAME: Jerid Choensookasem

YEAR HE HIT THE SCENE HERE: 2002

THEN: Resident at V Bar, Body English and the Foundation Room at House of Blues.

NOW: Still going at it today at Tao, The Bank, Tryst and Hyde; also DJs frequently in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Justin Hoffman

YEAR HE HIT THE SCENE HERE: 2000

THEN: Resident at Drai’s Afterhours, Tryst and the Foundation Room at House of Blues.

NOW: Travels globally as the official Top Rank Boxing DJ; spins locally as a resident at Gold Lounge, Stack Restaurant and Diablo’s Cantina; and DJs and programs music for Light Group properties.

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