DJ/Producer Craig Smoove has more than 15 years experience playing coast to coast and across the pond. He got his start DJing in Boston, where the style at the time was mostly hip-hop and very fast paced. At a young age Craig knew he wanted to be a DJ, so he bought his own equipment and hustled to break out as a DJ in downtown Boston venues.
But New England gets cold, and Southern California seemed young and vibrant to the then 20-something Bostonian. So Craig packed up and headed across the country. At the time he only knew one person in San Diego and wasn’t sure how to break into the DJ scene, but more than 11 years later Craig has become a fixture in San Diego nightlife. He has played at San Diego hotspots Parq, Omnia, Oxford Lounge, Sunburn at The Hard Rock Hotel, Sidebar, Fluxx, El Chingon, Analog and more. Outside of Southern California, Craig’s open format style has enticed crowds at 1 Oak and Bare Pool in Las Vegas; Infusion Lounge and Empire Room in San Francisco; Sky Salt Lake City; Enclave, Lumen, Griffin Hotel, Bull & Bear, and Mansion afterhours in Chicago; Cake, Smashbox, Red Revolver in Scottsdale, AZ; Opera Nightclub in Atlanta, GA; and Trust Lounge in Lexington, KY.
Since Craig draws his greatest inspiration from the crowd, he will seamlessly modify his set from top 40 to hip-hop, from EDM to bass to trap based on their mood. Whatever the format, Craig’s DJ style is upbeat and interactive, so you can expect the DJ booth and dance floor to be packed. This versatility has enabled Craig to play alongside such varied artists as: Post Malone, Ghastly, Ice Cube, Party Favor, 21 Savage, Kristian Nairn, Fetty Wap, Borgeous, Nas, Walshy Fire, Juicy J, Kygo, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Dzeko, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Brillz, Jeremih, 12th Planet, Armin van Buuren, Manufactured Superstars, Vice and more.
In 2017, Craig is working toward traveling more frequently for performances; he plans to perform regularly in Las Vegas, Scottsdale and San Francisco. Currently, Craig can often be found in the studio working on several remixes and original music projects.