February 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Steve Aoki Spotify App Brings Celebrity DJs To Parties


It costs something like $50,000 to have a celebrity DJ appear at an event — even Paulie D. from The Jersey Shore reportedly commands those sort of rates level. Clearly, those of us who are not Paris Hilton can’t afford to book these people for our house parties.

Enter the new Aoki’s House Spotify app, which launched on Thursday afternoon. To use it, you first choose which DJs you’d like to “appear” at your parties. Current options include Steve Aoki, Autoerotique, Tommy Trash, Nervo, Dillon Francis, Peace Treaty, Infected Mushroom, Azari & III, and Booka Shade.

Then, you decide the order in which you want them to spin, pick a length for your party (1-6 hours), and click the big old Start The Party button. Of course, these DJs are too busy galavanting around in Ibiza or wherever to appear live, even virtually, at your party. Instead, the app queues up a playlist of whatever songs they have in their DJ rotation from the Spotify catalog, in order to get the party started and keep it going.

Additional features include DJ biographics, and the ability to see a top ten playlist for each one. To make these DJ sets part of your permanent Spotify collection, you can simply add them as playlists. Another neat extra: a full-screen mode with a party-themed graphic and song titles, so people can see what they’re dancing to, if you put the monitor somewhere they can see it.

“I’m so excited to finally announce the launch of the Aoki’s House Spotify App,” said Aoki in a statement. “We designed this to be the first dynamic artist app, allowing fans the ability to create customized playlists and sets from their favorite producers in the comfort of their own home.”

For the house music-loving, club-crazy, dance-mad set, this app is clearly a no-brainer. By now, you should already know if you need to install it.

This is the 73rd Spotify app to run inside the desktop version of Spotify.