AS CHICAGO BORN JERZY HEADS TO ATLANTIC CITY, HE AMPLIFIES HIS STATUS AS ONE OF THE 100 BEST DJs IN THE COUNTRY. JUST DON’T FORGET HIS DON JULIO TEQUILA!

BY TIA KIM

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HOMETOWN: Chicago

BIG BREAK: In his late teens, at that city’s then R&B/hip hop and pop radio station, B96 (WBBM-FM).

INSPIRATIONS: “They’re derived from theater, fi lm, and pop culture to form an immersive experience.”

ACCOLADES: The National Sun Times listed him as one of the “Top 100 DJs in America,” and he’s been featured in other publications like The New York Times, Chicago Sun Times, and Vegas Magazine.

RESIDENCIES: In Las Vegas at Tao, Light, XS, and Intrigue, with frequent stops in major cities before “heading back home.”

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STYLE: “Flipping songs in unexpected ways,” which has caught the attention of brands like Facebook, Pandora Radio, and Red Bull, among others.

FIRST DISC: The EP Special Delivery, released in 2017, uniting hip hop 808s (in reference to the iconic Roland TR 808 drum machine) and the high energy of electronic music into “fun, nostalgic party anthems.”

PREFERRED GEAR: (Three) Pioneer CDJ 2000s, SERATO DJM 900 Nexus Mixer, plus bottles of cold spring water, two bottles of Tito’s Vodka, one bottle of Don Julio Tequila, and a bottle of Moet Champagne.

CAREER HIGH POINT: “Sharing the stage with Diddy for New Year’s Eve in Vegas.”

Jerzy
Fri, July 27 at Haven Nightclub at Golden Nugget / 1 Castle Boulevard,
Atlantic City 609.340.5111 / havenac.com