Metro Bar’s resident DJ showcases eclectic taste, style
Most frequently recognized as the irresistibly sexy man in the disc jockey booth at Metro Bar on Saturday nights, DJ Justin Hollister is a rising star in Utah’s club scene. We caught up with him to chat about his musical inspirations, what he finds sexy in a man and which celebrities he’d love to bump uglies with.
How did you get started in the DJ scene?
I started my music interest when I was 16 years old. I got my first DJ gig working for Fat Cats in Salt Lake City. I worked there for three years doing an event called Thunder Alley. I met local DJ Jeff Hacker, he’s also known as DJ/Dc. He let me DJ on the patio of the old Trapp Door. That’s where it all started.
Who are your musical inspirations?
I love Tiesto and Paul Oakenfold — it’s what I grew up listening to. My favorite DJs and producers are DJ Grind, DJ Ryan Kenny, Joe Gauthreaux, Wayne G, Seth Cooper, DJ Chris B, Wideboys, Cahill, 7th heaven, Freemason, DJs from Mars, Cosmic Dawn, Almighty, Liam Keegan, Morgan Page, Avicii, Wawa and Toy Armada.
How would you describe your own style?
My style is very mixed. I love electro, mash-ups, house, circuit, progressive, top 40 and hip hop. Finding that perfect blend of all those styles keeps people on the dance floor. You have to keep it fresh. Mix it up or people will get bored. The one genre I will not play is dub step. It’s death to my ears.
What do you find sexy in a man?
Looks are a big thing. Anyone who says it’s not about looks is lying. Personality is also a big thing, but mostly someone who understands my lifestyle. Working in the bar/club industry is hard —very hard! So many temptations. The right guy understands it’s my job to entertain more than 300 people every week who get drunk and want to touch, kiss and grind on you, dance with you and give more attention to you than anyone else. He can’t get jealous. This is what I do for a living. This is my life and my passion and I want him to enjoy it with me. Music is the key to my heart. If he can share that with me then we are a perfect match.
If you could have sex with any celebrity, who would it be and why?
Could it be a threesome? Being bisexual makes it hard. I would have to choose Rihanna and Channing Tatum. Rihanna is a freak! I can only imagine what sex would be like. S&M, chains and whips excite her. That’s right up my alley. I’ve touched myself more than once thinking of Channing Tatum. I’m pretty sure that would be the hottest threesome ever!
Where can we catch you next?
I’m currently the resident DJ for Fusion Saturdays at Metro Bar. You can find me on Facebook and stay up to date with all my latest events. I’m currently booking myself in Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas and working on a few other locations.
You can check out my new podcast at soundcloud.com/djjustinhollister. All my old sets are at justinhollister.podomatic.com. My podcasts are free. I couldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for you and the help of some of my closest friends. I love you all. See you on the dance floor!
- Britney Spears – Criminal
- Black Eyed Peas – Rock That Body
- Nichole Scherzinger – Wet
- Flo Rida – Wild One
- Hyper Crush – Kick Us Out
- Britney Spears – Inside Out
- Fukkk Off – Seduction
- Justice Vs. MGMT – We Are Your Kids Friends
- Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
- Lady Gaga – Poker Face
- Eiffel 65 – Blue
- Ace Of Base – Cruel Summer
- Pitbull – Hey Baby
- Rihanna – Who’s That Chick
- Mike Poisner – Cheated
- Chris Willis – Too Much Love
- Fedde Le Grand – So Much Love
- Beyonce – Countdown
- Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
- Adele – Someone Like You
- Katy Perry – Last Friday Night
- Cee Lo Green – Fuck You