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DJ Hollywood

Like rain in the desert DJ Hollywood has become a very valuable resource. Since arriving to Las Vegas, Hollywood has become the most sought after DJ ever to hit the strip and one of the hottest in the nation. DJ Hollywood has been a resident at RA, Drai's, Drink and Rain at the Palms. Four four years, Hollywood was a resident DJ and corporate program director for the award-winning Pure Management Group which features hotspots such as LAX and Pure Nightclub. His resume also extends to hosting and spinning at major concerts from Dr Dre, Hillary Duff and Gwen Stefani to Playboy video’s 25th anniversary gala and co-hosting “find the next Brooke Burke finale.”

Hollywood is the producer and programmer of Hollywood Blvd. a radio show making its home on the Billboard award-winning 98.5 KLUC. The show has aired for an astounding six years and has been number one for all of them.

Very few DJs receive the kind of accolades that Hollywood has received. In 2003 and 2004 Hollywood received four major awards. First, the Las Vegas Weekly crowned him DJ of the year two years running. He also snatched both DJ of the Year and resident DJ of the year at the annual Las Vegas Vesper Awards and was named one of the hottest entertainers of the year. His amazing blend of professionalism, outstanding mixing skills, dance floor control, unmatched versatility and a commanding hosting presence have gained him critical acclaim.

Pioneer has recognized DJ Hollywood’s ability to program music and trusted him with the newest technology to hit the DJ scene. Hollywood specializes in everything from trance to hip-hop to rock and is a master of the old school that will for sure ignite any dance floor.

Real name
Leandro Valstaris
Name orgins
It's actually a long story. I was 15 in New Jersey at a club with my cousin and she took me to the DJ booth where her friend was spinning. He asked if I DJed and to be cool I said "yes." He said he had to piss and to take care of his next mix. He showed me and it looked easy. So, I grabbed the record pushed it back and forth on beat and then moved the crossfader like he showed me. And it was on beat! When he got back he said, "This is DJ Jimmy Jam on 95.5 WAYV hanging out with my boy who looks like he's from Hollywood, DJ Hollywood here at Tatengers Nightclub." I kept it.
City
Las Vegas
Years spinning
17
Genre:
Hip hop, House
Favorite place to listen
The Monte Carlo Brewery
Favorite song
"Down With the Kings" by RUN DMC
Favorite place to play
Pure
Past gigs
Pure/'06-'09, LAX/'07-'09, Rain/'02-'06, Drai's Afterhours/'00-'03, The Drink/'99-'01, RA/'98-'99
Influences
Billy Joel, Shade
Recommended if you like
Vice, AM
Sounds like
Fun for the whole family
DJ gear
Pioneer, CDJ 1000 MK3s, Pioneer 909 mixer, Serato Scratch LIve, Mac Book Pro
Instruments
Drums, Piano, Saxophone, Serato, Trumpet, Turntables
Booking contact
DJ Hollywood