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Kid Lucky began DJ’ing at the age of 13 after watching his neighbor and one teen club resident: DJ Chachi. As a teenager growing up on Long Island, New York, Kid Lucky spent countless hours burning CD’s and mastering the art of mixing on his beginner basement setup. As his 15″ Cerwin Vega’s rattled his house, Kid Lucky’s talent began making noise in his Glen Cove neighborhood. Throughout his teen years Kid Lucky’s popularity grew as he spun at high school pep rally’s, bar-mitzvahs, sweet sixteens and various house parties across the Island.
Upon moving to D.C. in 2009 for college, Kid Lucky landed a few club gigs that turned into residencies. Kid Lucky’s open format approach to music was fresh to the area and local university students began raving about his sets. When asked in a blog what his major musical influences were Kid Lucky cited his early experiences playing instruments. “I played the clarinet, the saxophone and the drums. Clarinet and sax players tend to get the melody parts when playing in a band. I think that’s why I have such a knack and passion for playing “feel-good” tracks that feature bright melodies. The drums just kick ass! Drums provide the rhythm in music and so I dare someone to find me mixing songs that are out of beat…doesn’t happen!” Kid Lucky’s appreciation for music is clear in his sets. “I react to the crowd so its possible that in one night I play anything from Journey over Avicii to Jay-Z over the Jackson 5. I just try to keep the music fresh and make sure my crowd is constantly engaged in the music. You never want the music to become an after thought!”
At only 23 years young, Kid Lucky has crushed clubs playing in front of numerous celebrity athletes, artists, and actors. In April of 2012, Kid Lucky released his mix series “Pop Culture Vol. 1” which has been widely praised by other DJ’s. Already a staple in the DC nightlife scene, Kid Lucky is on the horizon of his emergence into the national DJ circuit.