As a born-and-raised Las Vegas DJ doing it for more than 11 years—and a touring artist who has made the rounds through San Francisco, Chicago and more—DJ Que has seen the musical pendulum swing back and forth, and back again.
“It goes from hip-hop to rock and pop to dance, back and forth, all the time,” he says. “A lot of companies try to force things down people’s throats, but you can’t do that. As long as you surf the flow, you’re good.”
Que falls into the open-format classification, though he favors the big, low end of trap music. “People still love it,” he says of his chosen genre.
Another telltale sign is the season. Summer is coming, and something is going to pop up soon, he says, right before pool season, to take over the clubs and the charts. It could be “Run Up,” the new Major Lazer track featuring Nicki Minaj and Partynextdoor.
“Being a Major Lazer fan, I like almost everything they do,” Que says. “But this song has the fun, island vibe. It’ll get girls moving, thanks to Diplo introducing the world to the twerk, and we have a verse from Nicki. It’s an all-around great, fun track that’ll be everywhere this summer.”
Que will be everywhere this summer, too, having already lined up Vegas dayclub gigs at Liquid (at Aria) and Bare (at the Mirage). DJ Que at the Bank at Bellagio, February 24.