Meet the SKAM Artist: DJ Hollywood

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Welcome to the SKAMily!

Name: DJ Hollywood

Location: Las Vegas

 

Leandro Vlastaris, known professionally as DJ Hollywood, is an award-winning American record producer, DJ, and songwriter. His debut studio single "Love Me" was released in October of 2016 and broke the Top 10 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart, peaking at the number 9 spot. Hollywood rose to international prominence as the marquee DJ face of the Las Vegas mega-club scene from the ‘90s to present.

In 2010, famed Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman proclaimed December 23rd DJ Hollywood Day for his humanitarian work and promoting the Las Vegas nightlife brand internationally for two decades. Hollywood has also graced the Las Vegas airwaves for a decade with his award-winning radio show "Hollywood Blvd" on 98.5 KLUC.

The superstar open format DJ has now joined the illustrious SKAM Artist roster. And by “now” we mean just two months ago. Whether your venue has a capacity of 100 or 30,000, DJ Hollywood has the energy, experience and natural ability to rock your party.

SKAM Artist DJ Hollywood wearing Beatclan cap - Meet the SKAM Artist

 

When did you join the SKAM Artist roster?

I joined April of this year, 2017.

 

What did it feel like to join SKAM?

It felt right. It felt like this was supposed to be the next big move in my DJ career.

 

What genres of music are your specialty?

I excel in open format, concentrating on hip-hop and dance.

 

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

Last year I released my first original production, “Love Me,” which broke the Top 10 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Another thing I’m extremely proud of is famed Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman proclaimed December 23rd DJ Hollywood Day in Las Vegas.

SKAM Artist DJ Hollywood standing in Beatclan cap - Meet the SKAM Artist

 

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

There are so many, like my residencies at Rain nightclub and LAX when they first opened, or Drai’s After Hours in the very beginning of the afterhours movement in Vegas.  But I would say being Vice President of Programming & Music at Pure Management Group right at its birth was my most coveted position. Getting the opportunity to work side by side with legends like the late DJ AM made the experience very special. Currently, I’d have to say the Pool After Dark in Atlantic City and Hyde inside the Bellagio are my favorites!

 

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

One of my companies, Beatclan Artist Management, has grown to new heights this year, booking talent all over the world for companies like Caesars Entertainment, Penn Gaming and Hard Rock. Also, be on the lookout for original and remix production from me coming out very soon.

 

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

I’m a mixed bag when it comes to this. I’ve spun on major tours in front of 30,000 people and spun for intimate settings for 100 people. I love it all.

 

What is your adult beverage of choice?

Lately I’ve been on a Jameson kick, and green tea is my weapon of choice LOL

 

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

Be true to yourself and always be unique!

 

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

If not being the first then among the first to make the transition to CD players in a major club. It wasn’t easy, but look where we are now.

 

Connect with DJ Hollywood:

 

Instagram: @imdjhollywood

Twitter: @ImDJHollywood

Facebook: @DJHollywood702

SoundCloud: /lee-vlastaris

LinkedIn: dj-hollywood/