Spend 5: Kate Davis
Everyone is a DJ, but not everyone is the resident spinner at Kendall and Gigi’s favourite Los Angeles hot spot, Nice Guy.
Carving her own rather luxurious space in the coveted music scene, L.A. based DJ Kate Davis has drawn a distinct line between hobby and profession, spinning her way to a rather envious career. As one of the industry’s most sought after DJ’s, Kate has played for the likes of Art Basel, Drake and P. Diddy, but she really had as at Mercedes, Zac Posen and Saint Laurent. Her ‘ear for the new’ and ‘heart for the classics’, combined with her skills behind the turntables have taken her around the world. From nightclubs and parties to fashion shows, Kate has become the go-to spinner for the most enviable of events. The kind of events you wish you could get an invitation to, don’t even try to deny it.
We caught the MA Lounge Creative Music Director (we know the list just goes on and on and on…), for a hot minute. Get to know the name, because DJ Kate Davis is bound to be spinning at your next fashion event…and by event we mean the fashion show you stream off your laptop with champagne in hand.
Name: Kate Davis
Occupation: Music Spinner, Art Director
It all began when: I became close with DJ AM and watched him night after night through the music turn the night into something really incredible. Those years were really a special time
Favourite gig: DJing for Drake and Puffy at their homes which came from my residency at The Nice Guy for a couple years
Crowd pleaser: David Bowie
Current residency: Ysabel
The vibes are all about: Flavor. Groovy vibes that take the crowd on a journey. Rare grooves that blend well with what is fresh now
Career highlight: Spinning the ELYX house in LA for CFDA, or Art Basel in Miami on top of the Faena Hotel for Perrier Jouet, also the Ksubi party with the ASAP Mob was really fun. I guess I have a few
Currently working on: Music Supervision, and Interior Design (which I got my BA degree in) I always love DJing too
I’d love to work with: Jay Z
I look up to: Rick Rubin
Current playlist looks like: Funk, Disco, Hip hop (old and new), Dance, Classic Rock … I have so much music I’ve been collecting since I was 10 years old, just depends on the vibe
Post-gig I like to: Either go out for a sneaky little drink.. or crash depending on the night.
Work uniform looks like: Funky flats and usually high waisted short trousers, with a tucked in tee.. or some little vintage number I’ve just come across
Favourite outfit: High waisted trousers, a tucked in tank and vans or my black and white polka dot Saint Laurent boots OR vintage Levis and a white tee
I always have my eyes on: The crowd
Current city: LA
Next destination: New York
Favourite city: LA, New York, Sydney, Florence.. please don’t make me pick one!
Travel to me is: Untucked magic that is only discovered through exploring. A necessary and consistent element for never ending happiness
I wish I had more time for: Becoming a better “clean cooking” chef
Addicted to: Music, art, architecture, good design, traveling, and my friends all over this big and beautiful world.
Must follow: New interior design inspirations
I have my coffee: Iced red eye
I wish I could have coffee with: Keith Richards
Super power of choice: Zap myself into places instead of going through the airport process with all the traveling zombies
I am looking forward to: Europe in the summer
Life motto: “Stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it, and live the phrase skies the limit.” – Notorious BIG
Follow the life of Kate: @ItsKateDavis