Saturday night I interviewed DJ Drew G. Montalvo. I first became aware of Drew in June of last year. DJ Drew G. brings Dirty Pop, a creation of his, to Piranha Nightclub here in Vegas once a month. His Dirty Pop podcast is available on iTunes. I highly recommend downloading it. Dirty Pop takes the hits of today and mixes classic rock, pop, and dance to form an energetic dance experience. I first briefly met DJ Drew G. at Las Vegas Pride back in September 2011.
For those of you who are unaware of who DJ Drew G. is, here is the bio from his webpage:
Featured on Sirius XM and Perezhilton.com, Drew G’s work is no stranger to the Billboard Club Chart. With his DJ Partner Brian Cua, DJ Drew G has mixed official remixes for some of the hottest music artists on the scene. Recently, he has been spending his studio time producing Mya’s new album, set for release in 2010, as well as working on remixes for the Fame Monster herself, Lady Gaga. Add these names to a list of mega music stars he has already remixed for including Ashanti, Solange, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Deborah Cox, Mary J. Blige, and David Archuletta to name a few.
Mentored by Shep Pettibone, EDGE Magazine has called Drew G “One of the most-sought after talents on the dance music scene.” He plays clubs and bars across the United States including The Posh G and HK Lounge in NYC; Cobalt in Washington, DC, as well as Mj’s & Mickey’s in Los Angeles.
Invited to spin at numerous events around the globe, Drew G is the youngest DJ to play the famed Black Party (three times) as well as the legendary Roxy. He has also brought his signature style to high profile events including a 2008 Presidential Inaugural Dance for Barack Obama, Carnival in Puerto Vallarta, and the 2010 Gay & Lesbian Ski Week in CO.
Here is the audio interview:
After the interview, I stayed to watch DJ Drew G. do what he does best, play the best music for his crowd. Drew took hits from today like “N***a’s in Paris” by Jay-Z and Kanye West and mixed it with Benny Bennasi’s “Satisfaction”. The guy is also very personable. Everyone who came up to say hi or talk to Drew were greeted by him as friends.
I also took some photos of Drew in action on Saturday night at Piranha Nightclub here in Las Vegas.