Beyond The Music

June 13-15, 2022
Litchfield Park, Arizona

Event Agenda


Beyond the Music Retreat is an educational conference dedicated to helping DJs take their careers to a higher altitude. It offers a variety of panel discussions with some of the brightest minds in the DJ world.

Why are we doing it?
We have been attending music industry events and conferences for years, but none of them have spoken directly to the working DJ. This year, DJcity and DJ/producer Vice have joined forces to host our own annual DJ conference. Our goal is to give back to the culture we love and empower our community.

Why Arizona?
DJs are constantly in the club and overstimulated by the lights, cameras, and action. We chose a destination where they can come together outside of their normal work environment to engage with and inspire each other in an intimate retreat atmosphere.

Who is it for?
Our goal is to create an environment where every DJ's opinion is valued. All DJs are accepted regardless of his or her resume. That includes beginners who are just starting to plan their DJ roadmap and seasoned veterans looking to elevate their careers. Beyond The Music Retreat provides the resources, tools, and networking opportunities for DJs to connect and grow their careers.


Monday 6/13
  • Arrivals
  • Registration opens (2pm)
  • Welcome reception with Beatsource (7pm)
Tuesday 6/14
  • Day 1 of educational programming and guest speakers (10am)
  • Lunch (1pm)
  • Oasis pool social with Gaslamp District Media (7pm)
Wednesday 6/15
  • Day 2 of educational programming and guest speakers (10am)
  • Lunch (1pm)
  • Closing reception with Big Night (7pm)
Thursday 6/16
  • Departures


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Breaking Out Of The Bedroom

Crisco Kidd  Moderator
Pedram Niazmand
  Tao Group
Randy Greenstein  Big Night Entertainment
Eddie McDonald  MAC Agency
Kevin McLaughlin  The Roster / El Chingon

An open discussion with some of the top talent bookers in the U.S. We'll talk about what they look for in a DJ and how you can get booked at the best clubs in the country.

Technology Beyond Technics

Quickie  Co-founder, Beatsource/DJcity
Sonny James  Artist Relations, Serato
DJ Zimmie  Artist Relations, Pioneer DJ
Mojaxx  Product Specialist, Beatsource/DJcity

Let's chat about DJ technology, past, present, and future. Featuring product specialists and senior leaders representing the companies that create the DJ gear you rely on.

Succeeding On Socials

Cleveland Terry  Moderator
DJ Melo-D

Nick Spinelli
Bella Fiasco

How does a DJ "succeed" on social media in 2022? Is it more than gaining followers and getting a blue check? We sit with some of the most popular DJs on social media to give you tips on growing your own social accounts and DJ business.

Sample Packs and Hi-Hats

Styles Davis  Moderator
James Hype
Nick Bike
Kidd Spin

We chat with some of the DJs making the hottest remixes in the scene. Learn about their journey, process, and advice for being a better producer.

Beyond The Booth

Vice  Moderator

Vice sits down with D-Nice to talk about his meteoric rise as a DJ and how he was able to leverage his DJ skills to pivot to other opportunities.

Starting Your Own Party

DJ Crooked  Moderator
2DEEP  Reggaetonlandia
Knowpa Slaps  R&B and RIBS
Raul S  Peachfuzz
Jerome Baker III  Darling Nikki

We cover the growing trend of DJs who have started some of the most popular parties across the U.S. Learn what it took for them to make it happen and how you can do the same.

Check Yo Self

Vice  Moderator
DJ Lema
DJ Scene
DJ Lady Sha

Everyone likes to brag about the grind, but let's get real about what matters most: your health. We'll chat with top DJs and qualified medical professionals about everything affecting DJs from the physical to the metaphysical.

Live Interactive Podcast

DJ Spider  The 20 Podcast
DJ Crooked  R.O.A.D. Podcast
Jamie Da Great  R.O.A.D. Podcast
DJ Neva  R.O.A.D. Podcast

D. Miles  R.O.A.D. Podcast

Join us for a live interactive podcast featuring the always opinionated (and sometimes controversial) R.O.A.D. Podcast and DJ Spider of The20 Podcast. We’ll tackle hot topics in the DJ industry with a live Q&A open to all attendees.


The Wigwam® Resort
Litchfield Park, AZ

Historic Resort Retreat
Near the Heart of Phoenix, Arizona

COVID-19 Safety


The Wigwam Resort does not have any restrictions at this time. For your continued safety, housekeeping is still servicing guest rooms every three days instead of daily. Some staff members and guests wear masks as a personal choice but it is not mandatory. We will provide masks for you to optionally wear throughout the property during your time at Beyond The Music Retreat.


Retreat + Hotel Room


Conference registration for one person and one hotel room for two nights. You can select one king bed or two double beds. Includes lunch buffet and refreshments at the conference, entry to the welcome and closing receptions, and shuttle transportation to and from the Denver International Airport.


Retreat Only


Conference registration only (no hotel room). Select this option if you will be staying outside of the Ameristar Black Hawk resort or will be sharing a room with someone at the resort who has selected the "Retreat + Hotel Room" option. Includes lunch buffet and refreshments at the conference, entry to the welcome and closing receptions, and shuttle transportation to and from the Denver International Airport.


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What does my conference admission include?

Each admission includes:

  • Entry to the retreat on Tuesday, March 5, including lunch buffet and refreshments
  • Entry to welcome reception on Monday, March 4
  • Entry to closing reception on Tuesday, March 5, including refreshments
  • Shuttle upon arrival (March 4) and departure (March 6) for flights arriving and departing from Denver International Airport (DEN). Please schedule your flights according to our shuttle departures from the airport and resort.
What am I responsible for?

You are responsible for your departure/arrival flights, miscellaneous expenses for activities, cash bar, merchandise, etc.

When do I receive my registration materials?

Registration materials will be distributed at the Ameristar Black Hawk resort on Tuesday, March 5. The registration desk is located on level 2 and is open from 8-10am. Please bring your registration confirmation to receive your retreat badge and materials. Both print and electronic confirmations will be accepted.

What is the Beyond The Music Retreat cancellation and refund policy?

Cancellation requests must be sent to no later than February 26, 2019. No refunds or credit will be provided for cancellations made after February 26, 2019. A $100 (USD) cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds.

Registration payments made via credit card will be refunded to the original credit card and will be processed two to four weeks after the conference.

How can I be involved as a sponsor?

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Established in 2000, DJcity is the world’s leading subscription-based digital record pool for DJs – delivering new music to thousands of members every day. By focusing exclusively on selecting the most relevant music, DJcity has positioned itself as the most trusted and respected site where DJs discover new music including mixshow and club-ready versions. Membership is limited to professional DJs, and many subscribers are influential hosts, MDs and PDs in the nation’s top markets. DJcity is also a leading source for DJ and producer culture delivering exclusive performances, interviews, behind the scenes, tutorials and more to fans around the world.


Vice isn’t your average deejay. Named one of “America’s Best DJs,” the LA native may perform on stage at some of the hottest clubs across the country, performing for sold-out audiences in major cities, but his presence can be felt everywhere – from the center of the crowd to the heart of the music that he creates, blends, and produces. Inspired by his many travels, Vice’s music has the distinct ability to take listeners around the world to places such as Ibiza, Tokyo, London and Hong Kong. Whether it’s a fast-paced EDM song or a relaxing poolside beat, there’s a hint of adventure in every song that takes listeners to the various places that Vice has been to. His list of residences includes Marquee (Las Vegas and New York City) and LIV Miami, in addition to performances at Nocturnal Wonderland, Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Miami. Vice collaborates with a wide variety of artists, ranging from A-list to indie. He’s worked with everyone from Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Becky G and Jon Bellion.

2019 Recap

Thanks to the 200+ DJs who joined us last year

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