Meet the SKAM Artist: DJ Five

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Welcome to the SKAMily!

DJ Name: DJ Five

Location: Las Vegas

 

Las Vegas local Jerid Choensookasem, better known as DJ Five, has worked hard to distinguish himself as one of the top DJs in the country. He joined the SKAM Artist roster in 2005 and has been an unstoppable force ever since.

Five has been involved in the entertainment and nightlife business for 15-plus years, rocking residencies at the most prominent nightclubs in Las Vegas. His following was built from his relentless work ethic and peerless turntablism. His dynamic personality and flawless skillset behind the decks produce a party vibe unlike any other, eschewing the expected nightclub experience. In fact, Five’s diligent workflow has landed him numerous decade old resident DJ slots, dubbing him one of the most active DJs in Las Vegas. For the past couple of years Five has also taken his multitalented DJing abilities to the next level by being the other half of the positively-acclaimed DJ duo FAED. This project consists of Five and fellow friend and DJ, Eric Dlux

If you can’t find Five mixing at the most celebrated locations around the nation, you can find him engaging in his other leading passion; food. Over the course of his extensive career, Five has managed to own multiple restaurants and oversee their success. This accomplished artist has earned respect within the culinary scene and has been noted as the go-to aficionado for all the finest Las Vegas eateries.

Five’s mastery of the turntables has gained him acknowledgement from artists such as Diplo, A-Trak, Vice, and Lil Jon, just to name a few. Beware this turntablist’s undeniable potential; nightclub or bar, DJ Five is relentless when it comes to building energy and turning up the party.

 

What did it feel like to join SKAM?

It was cool. There was only 5 to 6 of us at the time. I had no idea how big it was going to be.



What genres of music are your specialty?

I play everything. I guess they call it "Open Format" these days.



What’s something you’re known for as a DJ?

My social media and scratching? LOL



Please list some of your favorite recent gigs, and why they were favorites.

I just did Haven in Atlantic City. Me and Eric Dlux (FAED) both blacked out, went to a 24-hour Mrs. Fields cookies and bought out all their chocolate chips cookies, then ate them all. Best night ever!



Besides DJing, what other projects are you currently working on?

Eric, Skratchy and I started a record pool called Headlinermusicclub.com. You guys should peep it, and I recently starting vlogging. More of a hobby right now but who knows where it can go?



When performing, what types of bar and nightlife venues do you prefer?

Big rooms, small rooms or even bars. As long as the party is dope!



What is your adult beverage of choice?

Lately it's been Tito's on the rocks or Jameson shots.



What advice would you give someone who wants to get noticed by SKAM Artist?

Make a name for yourself in your city, get your social media game up (don't buy likes or followers), work on your skills, and don't burn the headliner.



What’s the biggest challenge you face as a DJ?

Openers burning me...
 

Connect with DJ Five:

IG: @djfive

Twitter: @djfive

YouTube: DJFive

Soundcloud: /djfivelv