Meet Greg Krelenstein, 1/3 of the DJ crew, The Misshapes. Greg acts as a floating satellite all his own, DJ’ing major events at night while booking celebs for cool magazines at his day job. This weekend, we’re psyched to have The Misshapes make a cameo visit on our turntables for Halloween. Here’s a few things you should know about him…
What is your DJ name? Why?
Greg K. My last name is just too long and when I first started going out I met people like Michael T, Justine D, and Carlos D and thought that’s just what you do in NY!
What genre’s of music do you spin?
Lately, its been a lot of pop!
What are your top favorite songs right now?
Robyn, “Dancing On My Own”… Kanye West, “Runaway”… Sky Ferreira, “One”.. Far East Movement, “Like a G6”… Willow Smith, “Whip My Hair”
Who are your favorite new bands?
Salem, Nicki Minaj
What is the stupidest request you have been asked?
David Guetta, though I secretly love him
What year did you start DJ’ing?
Laptop? Cd? iPod? Vinyl?
Vinyl and CD
What are you feelings about drinking and working?
Depending on the event, it sometimes is essential.
What is the 1 old-school classic you still bust out every time?
I always like a Diana Ross or Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson jam thrown in
What is your most memorable DJ experience ever?
DJ’ing in Milan pre-Thanksgiving for a Campari party
What is your most memorable DJ experience at The Standard?
DJ’ing the Givenchy Marina Abramovic after party, that was such a cool crowd
What are you working on right now?
Trying to find a new venue for a weekly party
What has been inspiring you lately?
My friends, always
Who are your heroes, musical or otherwise?
Madonna… cliché… but she’s the trailblazer for every pop girl currently on the scene
What was your earliest music memory?
Singing along to Annie in the movie theater