The former NBA superstar is not new to music or DJing. Since the age of 14, Seikaly has had a music room in any home he has lived in. Here, Seikaly plays music for friends, parties, gatherings, birthdays. Any type of event, and Seikaly is the one behind the decks. The more friends and friends of friends were exposed to Seikaly’s talents, the more he was encouraged to share his DJing skills and selection with the public. Two years ago, Seikaly was convinced to play out for fun, and the DJ rollercoaster ride has not stopped.
“Sports will always be my love. But music will always be my passion,” Seikaly–now an in-demand DJ and producer–states. Seikaly’s music background is diverse. This is apparent n his DJing style. Growing up on everything from the Police to Genesis to KISS, Seikaly’s family regularly exposed him to classical music. Seikaly has moved with the times embracing disco at its peak during his teenage years, moving to R&B and early hip hop from LL Cool J to Kurtis Blow in the ’80s and early ’90s, and developing a kinship for electronic music through all its developing stages.
Pete Tong named Seikaly as one of the most underrated DJs of the year in DJ Mag’s 2009 Top 100 DJs, stating that Seikaly was “on fire.”
Seikaly himself is possibly the one having the most fun in any nightclub. His enjoyment in playing music and seeing the crowd’s reaction is a huge part of the experience. Although Seikaly has been a longtime partner in numerous bars, lounges, and clubs around the Miami area (Bar None, Mynt, Mokai, Club Wall at the W Hotel), his talents go far beyond that locality. LIV (Miami), Spybar (Chicago), Pacha (NYC), Playhouse (LA), Queen (Paris), and Amnesia (Ibiza) are a few spots that have experienced Seikaly’s sought-after inimitable style.
Says Seikaly: “I don’t want to earn this because of the past. I would like to be expressive, but under the radar, making waves, but not stepping on anybody’s toes. I want to earn this because of my music.”
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