Q Spot: DJ Lishus shares inspiration
The sexy and delicious DJ Lishus burst onto Utah’s gay club scene last year and has brought a high-energy sound to some of the best clubs in the state. Although he’s straight, he’s a strong ally and can be seen at gay and straight clubs alike. We chatted with him about some of his favorite DJs and how he got his name. We also enticed him to share his super-secret set list from a recent performance at Club JAM. DJ Lishus will also be opening for touring DJ Dillon Fancis June 22 at the Infinity Event Center, 26 E. 600 South.
How did you get your name?
I got my name as a joke. I never intended to be a DJ in the first place, so when I landed my first gig at a local bar, all of my close friends came out to support me. And as a type of joke, or with supportive humor, they all showed up wearing matching tank-tops that said “DJ LISHUS.”
Who are your music idols?
My greatest inspirations are Fedde Le Grand, Kaskade, Martin Solveig and Calvin Harris.
You perform at gay clubs frequently, do you identify as gay or bisexual?
I am straight, but I love the gay community!
What’s your guilty pleasure music? (Do you secretly listen to Hillary Duff or Lindsay Lohan?)
I think my guilty pleasure music would consist of Skrillex and Rusko.
Where can we catch you next?
I’ll be at Club One and Club JAM.
Saturday Night Set List
Starships; Nicki Minaj
Wild Ones; Flo Rida feat. Sia
Til The World Ends; Britney spears
So Much Love; Fedde Le Grand
You Da One; Rihanna
Mr. SaxoBeat; Alexandra Stan
Bounce; Calvin Harris
Happiness; Alexis Jordan Joe Gauthreaux Remix
Hung Up; Madonna
Loca People; Sak Noel
Titanium; David Guetta
Hello; Martin Solveig
Live Your Life; Erick Morillo Chuckie Remix
Without You; David Guetta Nicky Romero Remix
Pressure; Nadia Ali and the StarKillers
Back & Forth; Fedde Le Grand
Feel So Close; Calvin Harris
Calling; Sebastian Ingrosso
Turn Me On; David Guetta
The Time Dirty Bit; Black Eyed Peas
In The Dark; Dev
Sexy and I Know It; LMFAO
Raise Your Glass; Pink
Commander; Kelly Rowland
We Run The Night; Havana Brown X-Beats Remix
Silenced By The Night; Keane, Alesso Remix
Mr. Brightside; The Killers Thin White Duke Remix
Turn It Down; Kaskade
The Night Out; Martin Solveig