How many times have you agonized over the best way to tell your sweetie how much you love him or her? Or how to reveal your true feelings to your crush? OK! asked some of the hottest deejays to help you conquer those fears by creating a “Music of the Heart” playlist. All you have to do is hit play. Read about these deejays at the top of their game and let the lyrics do the work.
To Get the Guy: Marvin Gaye’s I Want You tops the list for DJ Rashida , who not only tours the world as Prince’s deejay but also a featured act at Lollapalooza. Most recently she was spinning the beats at the Blackberry Pink Pearl launches in both NYC and L.A. Catch her on MTV’s new hit reality show, America’s Best Dance Crew.”
To Get the Girl: Prince’s Erotic City is the pick for DJ Steve Aoki Kid Millionaire. Not only does Steve stand behind the turntables at international events and helm his regular spots at Dim Mak Tuesdays at Cinespace and Banana Split Sundays at LAX in L.A., he also runs the indie label Dim Mak that is home to The Kills, Pretty Girls Make Graves and the Von Bondies, among others.
To Get in the Mood: Tyrone Davis’s In the Mood, offers DJ Cassidy, the lead music-maker for celebs including Jay-Z, Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton and Naomi Campbell. Just last week he deejayed Akon’s Grammy party, and he can also be seen monthly at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa at MurMur.
Perfect Before a Date: The Misshapes think The Chiffons’ He’s So Fine is the ideal preamble. After having deejayed at many parties during NYC Fashion Week and at Chanel Fine Jewelry’s Night of Diamonds, they are off to London for its Fashion Week and will be providing music to H&M, Christopher Kane and Henry Holland. Their best-selling book on New York fashion, Misshapes, is in stores now.
For a Girl to Seduce a Man: En Vogue’s Giving Him Something He Can Feel does the trick for DJ Ruckus, who has deejayed private parties for Diddy, Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera and his cousin Lenny Kravitz along with producing hit records for Janet Jackson. A staple at The Florida Room in Miami and Jet in Las Vegas, he’s also seduced plenty of people as the face of Calvin Klein on billboards across Europe.
To Get Undressed To: When the night is over, or really about to start, DJ Berrie‘s pick is J. Holiday’s Bed. Having just played for 50 Cent and Myspace at Sundance and Victoria’s Secret at the Superbowl, there is no slowing down for this guy. He can also be seen at Tenjune and Marquee in NYC, Tao in Las Vegas, Stingaree in San Diego and The Underground in Chicago.
To Say “I Love You”: Babyface’s Two Occasions is the perfect song, according to DJ Vice. His main residency is in Las Vegas at LAX Nightclub inside the Luxor Hotel and Pure at Caesars, but he also can be seen at Marquee in NYC, Mokai in Miami or Area in L.A.
Best Love Song of All Time: DJ Reach loves When a Man Loves a Woman. He’s been spending his time deejaying in London, St. Barts and across the U.S. and has shared the DJ booth with Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Kid Rock.
For a Romantic Dinner at Home: Maxwell Urban’s Hang Suite is what DJ Chachi would serve up. His expertise has landed him residencies at NYC hotspot Tenjune, Star Lounge and at Murmur at the Borgata in Atlantic City. He most recently deejayed parties for Paris Hilton in Dallas at Ghost Bar and The Estate in Boston, and provided the tunes for the Celebrity Apprentice party in NYC.
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By Alisandra Puliti