I’m With the DJ: Jay McCracken

When Atlanta native Jay McCracken isn’t busy playing CEO to his very own production company, serving up drinks behind the bar, or modeling, then you can probably find him spinning at some of the hottest venues in the ATL.

HPNOTIQ got the chance to chat with the versatile McCracken about the makings of a good deejay and what he loves most about his hometown of Atlanta.

What makes for a good DJ?

Good transitions to the next song. Also, being able to understand the concept of producing music.

What is one of your fondest memories behind the 1s and 2s?

When Paris Bennett, from the past American Idol season, stood me up at a club event after I hired her for the night.

What other DJs would you love to work with and why?

Axwell, he is such an amazing producer! DJ Chus is a great producer as well and has a funk sound mixed with heavy house that I enjoy.

What are some of your favorite places to party?

The Opera Nightclub in Atlanta.

What are three songs guaranteed to make everybody dance?

“Tonight I’m Loving You” by Enrique Igelsias
“Hey Baby” by Pit Bull feat. T-Pain
“Katy Perry California Girls Remix” by Armand Van Helden

Do you have a good luck record?

“Dream Land” by Robert Miles

What are the top 5 songs playing on your ipod right now?

“Bounce” by Calvin Harris
“New York City Beat” by Armand Van Helden
“Wake Up” by Morgan Page
“Mis Labios” by Joyce Muniz
“Something Good Can Work” by The Twelves

What is your most loathed request?

“I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

What’s your favorite thing about this city?

The food! Plus the various wide-range of restaurants.

Check out more from DJ McCracken on his website.

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