Kid Conrad, a fixture at 1 OAK, the Bank, Foxtail, Liquid Pool Lounge and Clique Bar & Lounge, is an open-format DJ who leans more to the hip-hop side of the musical spectrum. But he’s likely to drop a track here or there during his set that will catch audiences off guard and defy expectations.
“A lot of DJs have a hard time finding the EDM or twerk stuff that works for them, but I had a bit of background in that [world] before playing open format,” says the Las Vegas native also known as Sean Baker.
One current go-to song that takes his mix in a different direction is “Long Distance,” something of a trap-house track from Scottish producer Sam Gellaitry from his 2015 EP Escapism. With its bassy bounce and Shabba Ranks sample, “Long Distance” isn’t something you’ll hear in most Vegas clubs. “It’s in the kind of style I’ve been trying to produce lately,” Kid Conrad says. “If I was going to be playing my own stuff as an artist, it would be on this trip, kind of future-trap-bass stuff. Sonically, it’s just really deep, with these rich bass notes that are kind of hard to find right now. You’ll definitely want to listen to it on headphones.” Kid Conrad at Foxtail at SLS, January 6 & 7.