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DJ Hollywood goes next level with SKAM Artists

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DJ Hollywood has seen the Vegas clubscape evolve through the years.
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As far as the Las Vegas club scene goes, DJ Hollywood has seen it all and done it all, several times over. “For so many years I was the marquee jock in town, the face of the biggest nightclubs—Rain, Pure, LAX, and before that, the Drink and Ra,” he says. “I was cradling my DJ career then, and it was flourishing, but those were the days of residencies, and I was the music director. I had it all right there.”

When the scene shifted to celebrity hosts and visiting DJs with rock-star status, Hollywood stayed in the game by creating Beatclan Artist Management and handling bookings, programming, special events and more. “I wanted as many accounts as I could get, and we’ve thrived, but at the same time my career as a DJ wasn’t getting the attention,” he says. “Now I have what I always wanted for myself: to become a producer, to have a song on the Billboard charts [“Love Me”] and to be a part of a viable agency that was going to take care of me.”

That agency is SKAM Artists. After watching what SKAM has built in Las Vegas and across the country over his years in the industry, Hollywood says there was no better choice for his DJ rebirth. “All the accolades and awards I’ve received in my career are nothing compared to what is happening right now. It’s taken off, and I’m very happy.”

Things are still going strong with Beatclan, which works closely with Caesars Entertainment, Penn Gaming and the Hard Rock Hotel, among others. Now Hollywood can focus on his business and his music, and his production game is set to explode. He’s reaching beyond the dance track that put him on the charts last year.

“I’m trying to jump to all genres. I never want to hold myself back. That track was a straight-up house song, but my next production is a pop-twerk-tropical type of idea. I might even jump on that one vocally. The next one would be trap, and the next could be hip-hop with a brand-new artist. I’m not sure yet.”

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Brock Radke has been writing about Las Vegas for more than 15 years. He currently covers entertainment, music, nightlife, food ...

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