The majority of the Beatsource team is comprised of DJs with decades of experience. In our new Staff Picks series, we’re going to introduce you to key team members and give you insight into the music they’re feeling.
To start the series off, we’re featuring our core curation team.
Head of Curation
23 years DJing
“You” – Honey & Badger Extended Remix – Lost Frequencies, Flynn
This is my favorite remix in recent memory. It’s funky and puts me in a great mood.
“Find a Way” – A Tribe Called Quest
I loved J Dilla’s work prior to this, but my obsession definitely started here. My 12-inch doubles have crazy needle burn during the “a-ha a-ha” breath break.
“Rumba” – Sambal Badjak Mix – Pirates of The Carribean
This is a timeless Armand Van Helden production that converted me from house-tolerant to house-obsessed.
Curator, Hip-Hop and R&B
20 years DJing
Jersey City, New Jersey
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill
It has something for the club but can also get in your feelings. It’s one of the best albums of our time from one of my favorite artists.
“Check It Deeply” – Sean Paul
This is one of my favorite Sean Paul club tracks of all time. Fun Fact: I rapped the lyrics to him once in the radio studio; he wasn’t impressed.
“21 Questions” – 50 Cent, Nate Dogg
50 Cent with Nate Dogg on the hook! I once dedicated this to a girl I was dating. I thought it was sweet, but she didn’t appreciate it.
Curator, Pop and Dance
29 years DJing
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Nirvana
I remember trying to record this from the radio so I could play it over and over again. Little did I know years later that it would be cool to drop in the club!
“Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn)” – 12″ Club Mix – River Ocean, India
I love the drums in this track! I use them as inspiration in my production to this day.
“I Like” – Guy
This song is just a vibe for me! It’s a song I can have on repeat and will never get tired of it.
10 years DJing
Afrodisíaco – Rauw Alejandro
This is Rauw Alejandro’s first album, where you can find a collection of hits from reggaeton, dancehall, dance music, and R&B. Rauw is one of my favorite artists of today. He came onto the scene in 2017, and now he’s one of the leading artists in the new wave of R&B taking over reggaeton.
“Punto Y Aparte” – Tego Calderón
This is one of my favorite reggaeton tracks to drop during a set. Tego is one of my all-time favorite Spanish speaking rappers.
Error 93 – Cazzu
Cazzu is one of my favorite artists and also one of the leading artists out of Argentina. Her versatility to make reggaeton, R&B, Latin trap, dancehall, and more is what attracted me to her and what made her one of the rising stars in Latin music.
Curator, Dancehall and
14 years DJing
Made In Lagos – Wizkid
This album is an instant classic for me. I love every single track! It’s the perfect mix of Afropop, soul, and reggae.
“Clarks” – Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, Gaza Slim
I don’t think I’ve played another dancehall record more than this since it dropped in 2010! The Mad Collab Riddim is one of my favorites, and this record marked the introduction of Popcaan to the international stage.
“No Option” – DJ Snake, Burna Boy
This record is always in my set if I’m playing to a big crowd! Burna’s vocals compliment Snake’s production so well.
29 years DJing
Long Beach, California
The Low End Theory – A Tribe Called Quest
I’ve been listening to this album from beginning to end since 1991.
Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God (Reloaded) – Busta Rhymes
Beats, rhymes, and substance. This is hip-hop.
Thriller – Michael Jackson
This is the first record I ever bought with my own money.