DJ Kyko Talks Latin Clubs, Pitbull, Too $hort, Spring Break, Snoop Dog, and More
Name: Miguel Morales
AKA: DJ Kyko
Current schedule: I'm at Sky Lounge on Saturday nights, and at PHX Nightclub probably every Friday with Surge Nights.
Preferred genres: For the most part I'm doing a lot of hip-hop, current Top 40 stuff, and Latin music as well.
Why have Phoenix's downtown clubs exploded in popularity in recent years? I think it came from all the clubs being diverse. They all started doing their own genre, each catering to its own clientele. So every time you'd downtown, you'd see one club specializing in house and underground nip-hop next to another club that with nothing but hip-hop, and then a Latin club. So all the places started working together and not trying to fight for the same kinda clientele.
Sky Lounge is always packed on the weekends. What it like DJing for a crowd like that? It's close to 600 people every Saturday night. So I get my energy based on everyone else's energy. People screaming when I play certain songs or seeing people dance makes me want to keep them dancing all night. Normally we close at 2 a.m., but I try to push it all the way to 3:30 sometimes because people like to dance.
Preferred poison while DJing: When I drink, it's usually Negra Modelo. I also like Jack Daniels single barrel.