Alan Macklovitch, better known as the master DJ A-Trak, has pretty much had things his own way since winning the DMC World DJ Championship in 1997 at the age of 15. That’s what you call making a career entrance.
Since then, the question isn’t what has the 32-year-old DJ done, it’s what hasn’t he done?
Win all three major DJ competition titles (DMC, ITF and Vestax)? Did that.
Developed his own notation system for scratching? Did that
Started his own record label (Fool’s Gold Records)? Did that too.
Become the personal tour DJ for an act like Kanye West? Uh-huh.
Become a street-wear icon by collaborating with Nike, New Era, Kidrobot, Zoo York and pretty much every other designer getting any notice? Yep.
Produced a ton of hit singles and remixes? That too.
You may be noticing a trend here. Still, A-Trak hasn’t done everything—close, but not yet, However, he will be spinning at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa at MIXX along with Carlos Melange on November 29. The appearance comes just days after the scheduled release of his newest single, Push on November 25.
Borgata Nightlife’s mur.mur Mondays prove that the party never has to stop even if the weekend does.
Meanwhile DJ MakJ (aka. Mackenzie Johnson) has taken his art of partying around the world. His creativity and diversity have gained him the praise of an army of performers for his originals, edits, bootlegs and remixes.
So imagine when the two ever come together. You know, DJ MakJ playing at mur.mur Mondays.
It’s happening November 10.
All of Borgata’s DJs know how to keep a party going, but there’s no question that MakJ brings a fascinating background with him. At 15 he was a race car driver in China. At 17, he was in the U.S. spinning.
Now he’s a successful producer and radio host. And per his website, 2014 Has already seen MAKJ release “Let’s Get F*cked Up,” a huge collab on Ultra with megastar MC Lil Jon, as well as “DERP,” a collaboration with his good friends Bassjackers.
Borgata Nightlife is pretty proud of offering the best line-up of resident DJ’s at our Borgata clubs MIXX and mur.mur that you’ll find, well, pretty much anywhere in the country.
And that’s why we’ve been introducing you to them on this blog with our trademark set of “introduce you to our DJs” set of questions.
Well, today, we have something special. We’re going to introduce you to two—count’em two—of our resident DJs.
Yes, yes, it’s pretty exciting, but there’s a reason for our madness. On Friday, August 22, at mur.mur, DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss perform together (with DJ Renzo) starting at 10 pm.
Really, the two just decided they wanted to work together. They’re both resident DJs here at mur.mur and they just said “Hey, let’s jam together.” No other reason.
Well, except that they are married. So maybe that too.
Still, for Borgata Nightlife lovers it’s a chance to check out two of our finest DJs in one spectacular night.
Most of Borgata Nightlife’s resident DJ’s are in demand, but how many can claim to be the most sought after DJ in the world?
Well, at least according to GQ, which dubbed him “the most sought after DJ in the world” and it’s pretty easy to see why. DJ Ruckus plays more than 180 shows a year, is a resident DJ in nightclubs around the country including exclusive destinations in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Atlantic City (at MIXX at Borgata) and Atlanta and has played private shows for celebrities including Adrian Brody, Christina Aguilera, Diddy, Magic Johnson and Steven Tyler.
He also provides the music at exclusive parties for corporate clients including Calvin Klein, PlayStation, Prada and Virgin and fashion shows and film premiers around the world.
It all started when he received some turntables for his 14th birthday. In just a couple of years he was headlining at some of the biggest clubs in his native Miami and playing private parties for Diddy in Morocco.
The secret to the success of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s nightlife venues isn’t much of a secret—we have the best DJs in the business. Not just Atlantic City mind you, but anywhere.
Sunday’s resident MIXX DJ Paul Castro just makes that point even clearer. And he may be the ultimate A.C. DJ having moved here as a teen after growing up in Colombia. Castro, who goes with his own name rather than adopting a DJ moniker, has been spinning in southern New Jersey since the late 90s.
Castro—who also appears at Izakaya Mondays—revels in an old-school style designed to get the club to explode. In part of our series of Borgata in-house DJ interviews, we asked Paul some questions about his career, his influences and what you can expect when he takes over the nightlife sounds at Borgata.
Borgata Nightlife takes off in May as we get a head start on another Borgata summer in Atlantic City.
Jenny McCarthy, Samantha Ronson, PS1, Rock-it! Scientists, Chrissy Teigen … that’s just a small sample of the special hosts, DJs and events lined up for Borgata clubs Mixx and mur.mur for the month.
Wednesday, May 7, we start with the NJ Bartenders Ball for nightlife and service professionals at Mixx with music by DJ PS1 with Paul Castro.
Then, check out this weekend: PS1 returns to mur.mur Friday and Samantha Ronson spins at mur.mur Saturday. Meanwhile, Playboy model/actress/“View” Host Jenny McCarthy will host a special after-party at Mixx following her “Dirty Sexy Funny” performance at The Music Box May 10.
If you’re a fan of Borgata’s I LOVE HOUSE series you’ll want to check out the March lineup at our two nightlife hotspots, MIXX and mur.mur. We’ve got many of the best DJs in the country stopping by on their way for the Ultra Music Festival in Miami later this month. If you’re like most…