For this week’s Creatives Who Inspire installment, we interviewed DJ Krieger of Krieger Entertainment. A former MTV DJ, he started his own company almost 5 years ago and was just named Best DJ of the year by California Wedding Day. He specializes in corporate and private events and is known for his eclectic, malleable DJing style, and his engaging yet humble emceeing skills. He’s performed at many high-profile events at iconic venues across LA like Four Seasons Beverly Hills, Vibiana, SLS Beverly Hills, and more. We love the way he lights up a room and gets guests moving. Read our interview below!
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Drink a tall glass of water, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and psyllium husks. It’s not as delicious as it sounds, but I’ve been doing it for years!
What’s your all-time favorite movie?
The Matrix. The “simulation hypothesis” is a wildly fascinating concept to me that I’ll never get bored of. I’ve seen all three movies several times, and watched (probably too many) YouTube videos that discuss the theory.
What’s one thing you love about the event industry?
Variety. Every event is so different from the last one you did (if you’re doing it right), and the ways to make it unique and memorable are infinite. I have ADHD, so boredom is pretty much worse than death for me.
Tell us about your pet(s).
No pets, but thinking about getting a dog. Any suggestions?
What’s your day-to-day look like right now?
Some days I’m in my office, spending hours on phone and Zoom calls with planners and clients, some days I’m in the warehouse, cleaning and maintaining my DJ gear. Other days I’m in my studio, remixing old songs, creating new playlists, or practicing DJ sets. If I’m not at one of those locations, I’m on the road having meetings with other professionals and doing venue walkthroughs.
What’s your favorite quote to live by?
Less is more.
Describe your favorite meal.
Pizza! I know, so original.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Online record pools like DJ City & DMS, music charts like Billboard & Mediabase, Spotify playlists like “Discover Weekly” and “Release Radar,” FM radio stations, Sirius XM radio, YouTube, movies, TV shows… Really any place you can find music, but there is no substitute for watching how people respond to a DJ, whether it’s at a bar, nightclub, event, etc. A night out with me is more like a study in ethnography than a fun time at the club. ?
Name three things you can’t live without.
Where can we find you?
Read our interview with Deborah James of Bella Vita Events.
Read our interview with Jessica Whitney of ZOē Productions.
Read our interview with Liese Gardner of Liese Gardner Communications.
Read our interview with Nicole Gillis of Nicole Alexandra Designs.