These five Miami based DJs know how to get bodies moving and grooving. If you’ve got an event coming up, want to bust out those dancing shoes one night, or just want to listen to some sweet beats, check out these powerhouses that just so happen to be turntable entrepreneurs.
1 DJ Irie
Many celebrities and high profile clients turn to DJ Irie for elite events across the globe from Miami to Singarpore. This St. Croix native is the official DJ of the 3 time NBA World Champion Miami Heat. DJ Irie is recognized for his unbelievable talent and also for his work as a philanthropist. Irie founded the Irie Music Corp., he is co-owner of Lou La Vie Exotic Car Rental, SweetKix.com, Pucci’s Pizza, and Venture Projects, LLC investment firm. He has performed at the American Music Awards, MTV VMA’s, FIFA World Cup, International Premier Tennis League, Daytona 500, Super Bowl, and NBA All-Star, and even at corporate events for Louis Vuitton, Google, Hublot, General Motors, and so on.
2 DJ Danny Stern
DJ Danny Stern was in charge of sound-tracking Haute Living Magazine's Haute 100 event in Miami at Tamarina restaurant back in May. He was also Haute Living's choice for the Maria Sharapova issue release party with Porsche in March. Stern knows what's hot and current and keeps the party going with his great sets and outgoing personality. Danny Stern's clients include: China Grill, Miami International Film Festival, The Raleigh on the Ocean, Delano, Kyma Lounge, Nikki Beach, Bongos, Epic, Mondrian, Soho house, SLS Hotel, Hyde Beach, and so on. With a list like that, we think it's pretty clear why Stern is one of the best in Miami.
3 DJ Ruen
This American DJ and producer was born in Newport Beach, California and moved to Miami in 2003 to pursue a DJ career. A guitar and bass player while growing up, DJ'ing caught Ruen's attention at the age of 17. Ruen plays weekly with big players such as Diplo, Alesso, Flo Rida, Dirty South (DJ), and A-Trak. His sweet sounds have landed him gigs worldwide in places like London, Dubai, London, Brazil, and Zurich. Catch Ruen at his weekly residences at LIV nightclub or at Favela Beach Party at the W Hotel's Wall Lounge.
4 DJ Michelle Leshem
This Toronto native turned Miamian is one, if not the most requested female DJ in the Magic City. Leshem's experience in the nightlife world has landed her some serious gigs at art, fashion, and music events. During the day, she's founder and creative director for SuperMarket Creative, a counter culture and design agency she established alongside her husband in 2005. In 2010, she smoothly made her way into the Dj'ing scene utilizing her nightlife background experience and knowledge. Catch Leshem at local favorite nightlife spots like Soho Beach House, Electric Pickle, Bardot, Broken Shaker, FDR at The Delano FDR, Set Nightclub, Prada, MaxMara, Miu Miu, and Neiman Marcus.
5 DJ Laura of Miami
This Bogota born female DJ is putting male DJ's to shame. Laura is not only a DJ, but also co-owner of Nightdrive, music director and programming director at Klangbox.fm (past MD + PD at WVUM 90.5 FM), and host of “Vamos a La Playa." Laura of Miami mixes everything from disco to grooving house and indie. Her mixes produce dance vibes that have the local music scene wanting more and more. Laura of Miami never fails to surprise audiences with her diverse range of tracks. If you can't catch her at one of her frequented locations like Basement located at The Edition Hotel or The Electric Pickle, you can catch her via the Internet.