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DJ FIVE

He's either standing behind the turntables or sitting at the poker tables. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And maybe a little sleep, but that's his business. Whichever tables you find him at, just keep in mind that DJ 5ive is dangerous. Groomed in one of the epicenters of turntablism, Cerritos CA, it was a simple task for DJ 5ive to become the top seed in Las Vegas, Nevada. With DMC-caliber skills, impeccable mixing, a vast knowledge of music and a love for hip-hop that has spanned decades, DJ Five has emerged as the one definitive go-to man in Sin City's burgeoning nightlife industry. He was voted the #1 DJ of 2004 in Las Vegas' eyes-and-ears, Las Vegas Life magazine. When pressed to reveal what has put him there, he states, "I can smoke, drink, text message, dance, mix and cut all at once." He does all the big Las Vegas events and has played at every hot spot in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. DJs across the nation show him love whether he's the visitor or the visited. Initially inspired by DJ Premier's work on the Gangstarr classics, DJ 5ive honed his craft by mimicking DJ Jazzy Jeff's Live at Union Square. His knowledge of rock and pop music came from those late nights spent in Las Vegas strip clubs, all the while straddling that line between mainstream and street cred by associating himself both with the backpack hip-hop movement and paying close attention to the trajectory of hip-hop as it crossed over into popular culture. Unless he turns pro on the World Poker Tour, expect to see big things from DJ 5ive in near future!

Real name
Jerid Choen
Name orgins
It was my height in high school. They used to call me five foot. After I grew out of five foot I just shortened it to Five.
Current status
Recording, performing locally
City
Las Vegas
Years spinning
16
Genre:
Electronic / DJ, Hip hop
Favorite place to listen
Artisan Lounge
Favorite song
Hypnotize by Notorious B.I.G.
Favorite place to play
Tao and Body English
Past gigs
Babies; Utopia/00; V-Bar/01-03; Rain/04-05; Playboy/07; Moon/07; Tao/07-present; Body English/07-present; Forum, Charlotte, NC/08-present
Influences
Kid Capri, DJ Premier, Beat Junkies, Funkmaster Flex
Recommended if you like
Skamartist
Sounds like
Stupid fresh
DJ gear
Technics 1200s, Rane 57 Mixer, Mac Powerbook, Serato Scratch LIVE
Instruments
Technics
Booking contact
Skamartist - Sujit Kundu