DJ Billy Lace gets ready for NYPride’s Matinee
Hailing from NYC, DJ/Producer Billy Lace has carved out a distinguished spot amongst the elite with a signature, high-energy sound that blends vocals and driving bass lines. Billy’s commitment to creating and delivering an innovative sound has been well received. Known for his legendary marathon sets that pack dance floors, Billy is highly regarded as one of the hottest rising stars in the electronic music scene.
He is a resident DJ for Matinee NYC, and Boom NYC. His recent gigs include Matinee Las Vegas Festival, Winter Party Festival (Miami), Fly (Toronto), Parking (Montreal), I Just Wanna F*ckin Dance (San Fran), Hydrate (Chicago), The Saint at Large (New York), Club 57 (New York), Legends (NC), Fire Island (NY), Rebel (New York), Nocturnal (Miami), Splash (NYC). He has been lauded for "impressive grooves and flow" by the legendary Danny Tenaglia and for his "innovative sound" by mentor Hector Fonseca. Kt was a pleasure to sit down for this exclusive Hotspots interview as he gets ready to spin at New York City’s Pride’s Matinee on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at
Governor’s Beach Club.
How did you get started in the club world?
I got started in the club world though my love of House Music.
What was your first residency?
My first residency was a party called the F-Word in NYC. It was a party designed to bring all types of people together in one place, it was all about music and acceptance.
What are some of the major cities you have spun in?
It seems as though in the last year I have hit almost every major city here in North America, but some of the biggest cities have to be NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, LA, Las Vegas, DC, Montreal and Toronto.
What has been your favorite gig?
It’s hard to pick a favorite gig, all gigs are unique, and bring a different experience, but I always have a great time playing for my current residency Matinee North America.
You run a podcast. How did that start and what is your favorite thing about it?
I started my podcast around 3 years ago as a way to get my music out into the world. My favorite thing about it has to be all the positive feedback I get back, or when I am walking into the gym or even a store and my podcast is playing. It’s been one of my favorite parts of this business.
Other then DJing, what do you like to do for fun?
I spend a lot of my time producing now days, but for fun I like to do simple things like go to the gym, see movies, or getting together with friends.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I’m very much a homebody. I love DJing and the club scene, it’s a huge part of my life and wouldn’t change it for anything, but it’s always great to be home.
What does the future hold for Billy Lace?
The future holds growth for me. I’m going to keep pushing forward in my DJ/Producing career, and I am currently working on a few original, and remix projects that will be out soon.
Catch DJ Billy Lace spinning at New York City’s Pride’s Matinee on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Governor’s Beach Club. For more information on DJ Billy Lace follow him on at FaceBook.com/DJBillyLace or listen to his Podcast at Podomatic.com/djbillylace.