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Not everybody can be a huge DJ but here’s how FAED does it

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FAED is DJ Five and Eric DLux.
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When DJ Five and Eric DLux get together Voltron-style to play as FAED—like they do at their Calling In Sick party at Jewel Nightclub or like they will for this weekend’s SKAM takeover at the Dream Hotel in Hollywood—you know a memorable night is about to go down. We caught up in Las Vegas to talk about how they’ve become two of the city’s favorite DJs, together and apart.

ON THE VEGAS SCENE

DLux: “There’s nothing like it. I refer to it as the major leagues of DJing. You made it if you DJ in Las Vegas, and every DJ’s dream around the world is to play Las Vegas. The energy is crazy. You can feel it when you travel to other places and it’s not the same.”

Five: “Even on a more mellow or slower night, the energy is still unlike anywhere I play.”

HOW TO BE A VEGAS DJ

DLux: “You gotta know how to hold down a room, to be able to read a room, because the people here are coming from everywhere. This is not an LA club with all local people, you’ve got East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, people from outside the country. So you have to know your music and know how to play it all.”

Five: “There are hundreds, maybe thousands of others trying to do this same thing. We get asked all the time, ‘How do I get on in Vegas?’ You have to build a following. Be active on social media. Practice. Know your music. And be a nice person.”

BIG CAREER MOMENTS SO FAR

Five: “Getting booked overseas. Getting to travel to places like Asia has been my dream since I was 15. It’s always so much when you get flown out of the country to DJ because it’s like, you want me? You could get anybody, and here I am in Japan, DJing.”

DLux: “For me it was co-writing a track called “Shots” with LMFAO and Lil Jon. That got me to the next level in the DJ market, better venues, more money ... that was my moment.”

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