Are you a DJ? Do you like DJ’s? If you are a drunk girl in Buckhead, probably not. I was an average local DJ for several years and if there is one thing I learned, girls are assholes. Try pleasing any 23 year old female all hopped up on vodka soda w/ a splash of cran and you will want to saw off your own head. I have been flicked off by pretty much every female to ever witness me DJing. Am I supposed to know Kesha is spelled Ke$ha? Once girl also bit me on the back. I swear to God.
Sorry, that’s not the point. The point is there are certain “go-to” songs that DJ’s play at almost every gig. Most DJ’s have a favorite song and mine is not Call Me Maybe. Well maybe.
I reached out to my buddies who are DJ’s here in Atlanta and asked them if there is one song they play at most gigs. Here are the results and a bamboozle of a playlist. I am sure you will probably flick me off after reading.
DJ DANNY M (@djdannym) – This hair pie has been playing all over Atlanta and beyond for the past half dozen decades. He plays clubs, bars, corporate gigs and frozen yogurt grand openings. His “safe go-to song” is Yeah by Usher (and Lil Jon, the guy that made more money than my entire ancestry by screaming “What”). He also mentioned that anything Outkast kills in Atlanta. Who says “kills in Atlanta”? I’m a douche.
DJ MONEYSHOT (@djmoneyshot) – This goon was born and raised in Atlanta, drove me to school in high school and once had a 12 ft cactus fall directly on his head in Mexico. He has played clubs, dive bars, weddings and the mall. He is SEMI- RETIRED. That means if some hard up will pay him 3k for a wedding, he will do it. His current favorite go-to song is You Know You Like It – DJ Snake. I love snakes and had over 30 in college. I also need therapy.
DJ MADFLIP (@djscottmadflip) – Madflip has DJ’ed all over the Southeast and started with classic house music of the 80’s/90’s. That is not simply music you play in your house. Ask Jeeves. The one song he plays at most every gig is Skew It On The Bar-B by Outkast. He usually plays the remix version (REMIX). He also used to play shirtless at The Pool Hall and had nipple jewelry.
DJ EU (@DJEU) – EU wears cool shoes and won a DJ competition for Red Bull which is a beverage that will blow up your heart. I have no idea where he is from but I know he plays clubs in foreign countries including Miami. I asked what his one go-to song is and he replied with four songs. Apparently not a good rule follower. His songs, in this order I guess, are Danza Kuduro – Don Omar, Hypnotize – Notorious BIG, Reload – Sebastian Ingrosso and Pursuit of Happiness Remix – Steve Aoki. I would assume his number five would be Hold On – Wilson Phillips.
DJ DK – This up and comer in the Atlanta scene is young and looks a lot like DJ MADFLIP and nothing like DJ DANNY M. His go-to song is PYT by Michael Jackson. If you have never heard of Michael Jackson, he was a famous pop star in the 80’s and 90’s. Early on he was the leader of a black boy band and also teamed up with his sister for a few songs that were horrible. I believe he died in an oxygen chamber full of chimpanzees.
DJ AIRWOLF – This musical genius(ish) who is scared of marijuana stated that Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough (gigamesh remix) was his go to song for every gig. The key, he claims, is the song is 8.5 minutes long which allows him to smoke, go to the bathroom and get a drink. Your drinking has effected me in the following ways….
DJ COUNTERSTRIKE – I am pretty sure he lives in Alaska now building computer keyboards or running local news stations. Who the f*ck knows. He never responded to my text so I am going to say his go-to song is the entire Creed album My Own Prison. I dated Nikky in 2006.
Finally, I will gift you with my go-to song. Every gig I ever did included Who Am I (What’s My Name) – Snoop Dogg and Show Me Love – Robin S. I love those songs. Sure, I’m older than Casey Kasem and can’t name any current trap songs but I ….whatever.
Here is another interesting note – every one of these folks mentioned Michael Jackson as a go-to for any event. There was never a gig I didn’t play MJ. He was, and always will be, the greatest.
DJ CANNONBALL (ps…I hated DJing)