Five Young Rising DJs

Having toured the world with his music and founding Reason Clothing at the age of 18, DJ Price is already an entrepreneur at an age where most people are searching for work out of college. His resume includes performances with Slick Rick and LMFAO, as well as appearances on Good Day New York. It doesn’t hurt that hip-hop heavyweights like Kid Cudi and Maino rock his clothes on the regular. Whether its behind the boards or manning his own business, the young superstar can only grow from here.

This NYC-raised DJ grew up with two generations of musicians in his father and grandfather, so it’s only natural that he’s been mixing old and new music of all genres. Before hitting 21, Lino Meoli has played for and alongside a slew of major artists, from Alicia Keys to Mos Def. Having established himself in Paris and currently doing a residency in Tokyo, DJ Lino has become an international star before being legally allowed to do some shots.

DJ Price On Past, Present & Future
You started spinning at a pretty young age. What was it like laying your foundation as a DJ at the Spin Academy?

Back then it wasn't about loading up a laptop with the latest house anthems or hip hop edits. It was about digging through crates and practicing everyday. My favorite part about the Scratch academy was learning from the big name DJs that would come through regularly.

What were some challenges of starting out young?

Getting into nightclubs! You had to sneak in or carry some other DJs records.

How were you able to rent out lofts and throw your own parties at such a young age? How does this compare to playing the huge shows you do today?

We saved up money and pooled our resources. You can do anything if you have the right team behind you. Today, life is a lot less stressful. Being an event organizer is hard!

Fashion Calendar

Diane Von Furstenberg shows her Fall 2010 collection during a trunk show – not to be missed. 872 Washington Street; (11am-7pm)

Think PR host their Holiday 2010 Press Preview. Appointments only. 598 Broadway, 6th fl.

Join Tokion Magazine during their Heatwave Party, with performances from the Pretty Girls and Lasers and refreshing cocktails in tow. RSVP Required. The Eldridge; (9pm-11pm)

Through Thursday (7/15): Citizens of Humanity & Goldsign preview their Holiday 2010 bevy. RSVP Required. 95 Fifth Avenue, 4th fl; (Noon-4pm)